Understanding the International Court System,a system research by Siyue




Information Interpretation

Visual Exploration




Nathan Felde

Zhuoqun Zhou (Tel Aviv University)

Maria Darder (Cooperating Legal Counsel)

“Every system is a set of different elements or components or units, any one of which can exist in many different states, such that the selection of a state is influenced by the states of the other components of the system.”  – Margaleff 


Traditionally, design can be seen as an artificial form created by the designer. Through the scientific revolution in the past centuries, design starts being recognized as a system, a process of connecting different parts in a form. “If we wish to improve our product, we must improve our process.” According to Hugh Dublly’s book Design Process, a process is a system, it has input, process, and output. In my design system class for criminal justice, I chose the international court system as my research theme. Although the concept of international jurisdiction has been around for hundreds of years, there are still misunderstandings in our understanding of its system. 






STEP 1:The operation of the international court depends on the Treaty generally agreed by the states. Different countries sign different treaties, and there might be special relationships between the treaties.


STEP 2: Member States have the right to elect JUDGES

STEP 3: Judges from a COURT. Usually, the judges of a court must come from different states.


STEP 3: A court establish a TRIAL


FINAL CONCLUSION: Based on my research, this is a concept map representing most representative international courts. International Court system is different from national law, its mandatory, enforceable, authoritative, etc. are heavily depends on the member states and their treaty.



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