Republican Perspectives on International Courts

This workshop will discuss how issues of legitimacy can be addressed by bringing to bear the value of non-domination and the Republican tradition of political thought.

Pompeu Fabra University

Pompeu Fabra University. Photo credit: Flickr.com/Colt Group

PluriCourts is co-organizing a workshop with Pompeu Fabra University investigating "Republican Perspectives on International Courts". Some of the key topics that will be discussed include (but are not limited to):

- Are the sources of international law legitimate (enough) from a republican perspective?

- What is the place of republican self-government in a legitimate international order?

- Given the huge power inequalities among existing states, how can we design a fair system of cooperation where international courts help reduce such domination, rather than being instruments of the same?

- Conceptions of legitimacy vs justice for international courts, how should these judges be guided by normative considerations when interpreting their treaties?


This is a closed workshop.

Tags: Legitimacy
Published Mar. 30, 2016 11:58 AM - Last modified Aug. 10, 2016 1:01 PM