Another important aspect when deciding whether authority is legitimate concerns how it is exercised. Research Topic 2 thus addresses relevant aspects of the International Courts and Tribunals' (ICs’) organization, composition and procedures. They include rules of recruitment, and formalized and informal opportunities to influence decisions by central actors such as states, individuals or non-governmental organizations, as well as how the rules and procedures reflect particular legal traditions and theories. Some aspects are common to many ICs, but others are unique to each, with ‘family resemblance’ at most.
Amicus Curiae Briefs in the WTO DSM: Good or Bad News for Non-State Actor Involvement?
Article by postdoctoral fellow Theresa Squatrito in the World Trade Review. Since 1998, non-state actors have had access to submit an ‘amicus curiae’ brief to the dispute settlement mechanism (DSM) of the World Trade Organization (WTO).What has come of these briefs once they are submitted and what explains how amicus are treated by the DSM?
See You in Luxembourg?
Professor Daniel Naurin has written a report for the Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies (SIEPS) together with Per Cramér, Olof Larsson and Andreas Moberg. The report has the title: "See You in Luxembourg? EU Governments' Observations Under the Preliminary Reference Procedure" (SIEPS report 2016:5).