International Courts and Domestic Politics

What is the impact of international courts on domestic political and legal systems? This question and more are explored at an upcoming workshop organised by PluriCourts Coordinator Marlene Wind.

The International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice in the Hague. Photo Credit: UN Photo/ICJ/Jeroen Bouman

PluriCourts is organising a workshop intending to challenge and investigate the assumption that national courts have an obligation to enforce the international rule of law. We want to consider whether this is true in practice, and, if so, to what extent.

The three central questions the workshop will center on:

  1. What is the impact of international courts on domestic political and legal systems and societies at large?
  2. To what extent, and how, do domestic actors interact with international courts? I.e. how do governments, parliaments, national courts, bureaucracies and other sub-state actors – resist, adapt to or utilize international courts?
  3. To what extent, and how, do domestic variables condition the impact of international courts?

This is a closed workshop. For queries, please contact Eirik Torsvoll.


View the workshop programme here (pdf).

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PluriCourts
Tags: Effects, Function, Legitimacy, Origins, Human Rights
Published Dec. 15, 2014 10:23 AM - Last modified Dec. 1, 2016 3:48 PM