International tribunals: legalization and constitutionalization – implications for national constitutional structures (completed)

The project's starting point is the assumption that international courts and tribunals play an increasingly important role in settling conflicts of interest at the international level - a development often called 'legalisation'.

UN General Assembly. Photographer: Yerpo.

About the project

The main focus of the project is to analyse the impact of the practice of international courts and court-like structures (tribunals) has on the interplay between national and international institutions. Four different sets of tribunals are  fire typer tribunaler:

  • human rights tribunals
  • international criminal tribunals 
  • international trade tribunals (including the WTO system)
  • tribunals established for the protection of foreign investments  

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The project is funded by the Research Council of Norway's JUSISP-programme.


The project has an extensive international network. Of particular importance is the EU-funded International Law in Domestic Courts Network (COST Action IS0602), headed by the Amsterdam Centre for International Law.  

Published Dec. 23, 2009 3:41 PM - Last modified Oct. 8, 2012 9:51 AM


  • Geir Ulfstein
  • Ole Kristian Fauchald
  • Jo Martin Stigen
  • Nils Christian Langtvedt
  • Research assistant Jørgen Sætrum (2008)
  • Research assistant Stian Oddbjørnsen (2009)
  • Research assistant Ingvild Hulløen (2010)
  • Research assistant Sondre Torp Helmersen (2010-2011)
Detailed list of participants