PluriCourts studies the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals (ICs) from legal, political science and philosophical perspectives. The centre explores the normative, legal and empirical soundness of charges of illegitimacy, to understand and assess how ICs do, could and should respond.
PluriCourts explores the multidimensional legitimacy standards which include multilevel separation of authority, independence and accountability, performance and comparative advantages. PluriCourts also aims to identify best practices and models to establish, improve or abolish ICs.
- Delayed but not derailed: legislative compliance with European Court of Human Rights judgments
- Interpretation of the ECHR in light of the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties
- Tying legitimacy to political power: Graded legitimacy standards for international institutions
- Learning lessons through the prism of legitimacy: What future for International Criminal Courts and Tribunals?
Guest Researcher Fellowships
- Using International Criminal Law to Resist Transitional Justice: Legal Rupture in the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia by Mikael Baaz
- Mass Atrocities in Syria - Does the Path to Justice Run Through Europe? by Anwar al-Bunni and Patrick Kroker
- CJEU Case Law in Swedish Courts by Johan Lindholm