Reflection Group: the comparative advantage of international courts and tribunals
When and why do international courts and tribunals (ICs) provide a comparative advantage over alternative institutions and mechanisms ?
This reflection group meeting brings together scholars from law, philosophy and political science.The discussions in the meeting will inter alia focus on two themes:
A) the roles of ICs concerning alleged 'global public goods' variously defined - including peace, human rights, free trade, a sustainable environment, and the rule of law.
B) To identify and explain the choices states make among ICs and alternatives including arbitration, compliance committees and procedures, mediation and good offices, and shifts in such choices - whether some such states choices are driven by legitimacy concerns.