Published 6 October 2017
"General Principles of Law and International Due Process: Principles and Norms Applicable in Transnational Disputes" by Charles T. Kotuby and Luke A. Sobota is timely and a go-to-resource on general principles of law, as codified in Article 38, paragraph 1(c) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice ("ICJ Statute"), in the context of international arbitration. Kotuby's and Sobota's study provides a much-needed update on a range of general principles that have already been identified by Bin Cheng in his seminal 1953 work General Principles of Law recognized by Civilized Nations as Applied by International Courts and Tribunals. By referring to recent awards and case-law in the field of international arbitration, Kotuby and Sobota outline the changing content and functions of this source of international law since the publication of Bin Cheng's work. Their contribution to the topic of general principles provides a significant step towards the international community's fuller understanding of the basic building blocks that construct international law.
"General Principles of Law and International Due Process: Principles and Norms Applicable in Transnational Disputes” Charles T. Kotuby Jr. and Luke A. Sobota. Oxford University Press, 15 March 2017, 304 Pages. ISBN: 9780190642709. global.oup.com/academic/product/general-principles-of-law-and-international-due-process-9780190642709