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:
- How and why do international courts and publics dialogue?
- What is the extent of the influence of courts and publics on each other?
- 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.