The United Nations Audiovisual Library of International Law is a virtual training and research center in which leading international law scholars, judges, and practitioners from different countries and legal systems contribute to a growing bank of online resources. Earlier this year, they invited Prof. Chiara Giorgetti to contribute to the library’s Lecture Series on the topic of “Selecting and Removing International Judges and Arbitrators.” 

Established by the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, the goal of the library is to expand the reach of the extensive expertise offered by the invited experts in international law. “Lectures of the UN Audiovisual Library are an incredible depository of knowledge,” said Giorgetti. “I use them regularly in my classes, listen to them often, and advise my students to the same.”

In this particular video, Giorgetti provides an overview of the diverse rules and procedures that apply to international law judges and arbitrators – and explores the lessons and challenges presented as a result of the non-centralized international courts and tribunals system. 

This is the first of two videos that Giorgetti recorded for the Audiovisual Library. The second, on the topic of international claims commissions, will be released later this year. 

The Lecture Series of the Audiovisual Library is also available as a podcast, which can be accessed through the preinstalled applications in Apple or Google devices, through Soundcloud or through the podcast application of your preference by searching “Audiovisual Library of International Law.”