The application of 'informal' international instruments before domestic courts: The case of Japan
23 October 2012
In this presentation, Machiko Kanetake discusses the application by domestic courts of 'informal' international instruments, which are neither internationally binding, nor formally given effect under domestic law. More specifically, she talks about (i) the kind of instruments employed by the courts, (ii) the purposes for which instruments are used, and (iii) the possible justification for the authority of domestic courts to employ informal instruments. In this seminar she focuses on the case of Japanese courts, and refers to other states' practices for comparative purposes.
Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Cost: Free, registration essential
Contact: PLaCE Coordinator
Phone: 02 9351 0429