Call for Papers: Geography and Legal Culture on the International Bench
On 17 and 18 May 2018, the second conference in the Identity on the International Bench Series is taking place in The Hague, organized by the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence, Oslo University.
The Organising Committee (chaired by Prof. dr. Freya Baetens) welcomes abstracts from scholars as well as practitioners, including staff of adjudicatory institutions and international organisations. Abstracts should address one or more issues relating to geography and legal culture of international adjudicators from the perspective of their effect on the legitimacy of the international courts and tribunals.
The main focus of this conference is to analyse the causes and effects of geographic representation requirements, the prevalence of certain educational backgrounds and the professional expertise of adjudicators prior to their appointment, their average age, among other features, as well as the resulting implications for the legitimacy of the international adjudicatory institutions and the judicial decisions rendered.
Deadline for submission of abstracts: 28 February 2018