Chapter Twelve: Multi-Jurisdictional Premises - From Peace to Crimes

“These transnational courts hearken back to the grand town halls of Sienna and Amsterdam, using spacious structures to proclaim and produce authority. The new institutions also forecast the twenty-first-century confusion about what the mandates and powers of courts might be.”

The Peace Palace and the International Court of Justice

  • Convening for Peace
  • The Amsterdam Town Hall Redux: “Dutch High-Renaissance Architecture” for the World’s Library and Court
    • Competing and Litigating for Building Commissions
    • National Artifacts for the World Court
  • Tribunals to Which No Country Can Be “Bidden”
    • The Misnomer of the Permanent Court of International Adjudication
    • The Small Hall of Justice and the PCA
    • The League of Nations’ Permanent Court of International Justice
      • Nationality and Judicial Selection
      • Inaugurating the “World Court” and the Hague Academy for International Law
      • Lawmaking through Advisory Opinions and Contentious Cases
  • The Great Hall of Justice and the United Nations’ International Court of Justice
    • Nationality’s Continuing Import
    • A Celebratory Iconography
    • Renovations, Modernization, and Expansion: Carnegie’s Library at Last
    • A Home for Living Law or a Museum?

Transnational Courts with Specialized Jurisdictions

  • An International Tribunal for the Sea, Seated in Hamburg
    • A “Constitution for the Oceans”
    • Alternatives for International Disputes about the Sea
    • Form before Function
  • International Human Atrocities
    • The International Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and Sierra Leone
    • Designing for a Future of Crimes: The International Criminal Court
    • Operationalizing a Criminal Court System
    • Occupying Permanent Quarters Rather than Riding Circuit
    • “One site forever”: A Timeless Image and Four Security Zones

The Logos of Justice: Budgets, Caseloads, Scales, and Buildings