International Courts and Public Opinion: A Dialogue?

Joint PluriCourts / International Law Lunch with Postdoctoral Fellow Malcolm Langford.

The idea of dialogical relationship between courts and other actors has offered a way to both legitimate adjudication and enhance compliance. While international courts are decidedly more remote than their national counterparts, there is emerging evidence of a ‘dialogue’ between some supranational tribunals and different ‘publics’. This presentation asks three questions:

  1. How and why do international courts and publics dialogue?
  2. What is the extent of the influence of courts and publics on each other?
  3. Should such dialogue be promoted?

Drawing on a disparate domestic and emerging international scholarship, the presentation makes a conditioned case for a more deliberative model of international adjudication.

The PluriCourts lunch series gathers researchers from various backgrounds, including law, political science and philosophy to discuss on-going research on international courts and tribunals. The lunches occur on Wednesdays.

Tags: Effects, Legitimacy
Published Oct. 26, 2015 3:17 PM - Last modified Mar. 4, 2016 1:51 PM