The Function of Judges and Arbitrators in International Law

Andreas Føllesdal and Geir Ulfstein have each published an article in the latest issue of New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (vol 46, no 3).

The 19th annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium was arranged by New York University and PluriCourts in October 2013. Photo: NYU.

This new issue of the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, features two articles by PluriCourts researchers. Director Andreas Føllesdal has written the article "To Guide and Guard International Judges". The article discusses judges' discretion, and outlines mechanisms that balance between both guiding international judges in their work as well as limiting the risk for arbitrary discretion by the judges.

Deputy director Geir Ulfstein's article "International Courts and Judges: Independence, Interaction, and Legitimacy" deals with the relationship between nation states and  international courts as well as the relationship between international courts themselves. In light of this, Ulfstein asks how legitimate international courts and tribunals are, and whether they should be seen as instruments of national governments or as independent bodies pursuing their own policies.

The issue is based on the results from In the 19th annual Herbert Rubin and Justice Rose Luttan Rubin International Law Symposium, arranged by New York University and PluriCourts in October 2013. You can read more about the issue on the homepage of the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics.

References

Føllesdal, Andreas (2014) "To Guide and Guard International Judges", New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 793-808

Ulfstein, Geir (2014) "International Courts and Judges: Independence, Interaction, and Legitimacy", New York University Journal of International Law and Politics, vol. 46, no. 3, pp. 849-866.

Published Sep. 1, 2014 4:39 PM - Last modified Sep. 1, 2014 4:40 PM