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. 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.