I.1 Contemporary International Tribunals: Jurisprudential Cross- Fertilization in fteir Common Mission of Realization of Justice,

In the course of 2016, international human rights tribunals (ECtHR, IACtHR and ACtHPR) kept on making cross-references to each other's case-law, as well as to that of other international tribunals. The same has taken place on the part of international criminal tribunals (ICC and ICTFY), at a time of special attention to the preservation of the legacy of the ad hoc tribunals (ICTFY and ICTR). One could have expected the same from the ICJ, as to the case-law of other international tribunals, in its recent decisions in the cases concerning the Obligation of Nuclear Disarmament (2016), keeping in mind the common mission (of realization of justice) of contemporary international tribunals from an essentially humanist outlook.

Antônio Augusto Cançado Trindade

Judge of the International Court of Justice; Former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; Emeritus Professor of International Law of the University of Brasilia, Brazil; Doctor Honoris Causa of several universities in Latin America and in Europe; Member of the Curatorium of The Hague Academy of International Law, and of the Institut de Droit International. Member of the Editorial Board