Legitimacy of Unseen Actors in International Adjudication

PluriCourts seminar with Prof. Freya Baetens.

‘Unseen actors’ are central to the ‘institutional makeup’ of international courts and tribunals as registries and secretariats, law clerks and legal officers may exert varying levels of influence on the judicial process. During this seminar, Freya Baetens will discuss the legitimacy of assigning ‘unseen actors’ certain roles in the judicial process as well as the implications thereof for the legitimacy of the dispute settlement mechanism as such.


PluriCourt Seminars are a forum for pluridisciplinary discussion of core issues relating to international courts and tribunals. PluriCourts scholars or invited speakers present new and ongoing research or comment on current questions. The seminars are open to everyone.

Tags: ICJ, CJEU, Human Rights, Trade, Investment, Legitimacy
Published Jan. 22, 2018 2:26 PM - Last modified July 29, 2018 9:39 PM