PluriCourts Annual Conference 2019

The theme for this year's conference is present and future research related to the research topics.




Thursday 27 June

09.15 - 09.45                                                

Welcome and presentation of the program - Siri Johnsen, Geir Ulfstein and Andreas Føllesdal

Short presentation of the members of the Scientific Advisory Committee

09:45 - 10.15

Session I - RT1 Legitimacy standards 

Chair: Daniel Naurin


Antoinette ScherzReasons to Comply for States: How Can International Institutions Bind States?  

Erik Røsæg: Legitimacy without competence? The stands of international courts on relevant legal issues other than the main issue.  

10.15 – 10:45 Coffee break
10:45- 11.45 

Session I - RT1 Legitimacy standards


Laura Fischer: Participation and democratic legitimacy - two unequal friends?  

Andreas FøllesdalA unifying theory of the legitimacy of international courts - a Razian account

Comments: John Tasioulas

10:45 – 12.15 

Session II – RT2 Multilevel separation of authority 

Chair: Andreas Føllesdal 


Reto WaltherSubsidiarity in the ECHR: some preliminaries on its justification  

Martin WestergrenDomination and international investment tribunals: Why competition for capital constrains the freedom of states  

12.15 – 13.00  Lunch
13.00 - 13.55 

Session II – RT2 Multilevel separation of authority continues


Geir UlfsteinDeference by international courts and tribunals 

Yifeng Chen: Inherent Powers of International Courts and Tribunals

Comments: Tom Ginsburg

13.55– 14.25 

Session III – RT3 Independence and Accountability  

Chair: Geir Ulfstein


Emma BrandonHolding Signatories to Account: State Obligations Upon Signing a Treaty Granting Jurisdiction to an International Criminal or Human Rights Tribunal 

Øyvind Stiansen(Non)Renewable Terms and Judicial Impartiality in the European Court of Human Rights  

14.25 – 14.45 Coffee break
14.45 – 15.25                               

Session III – RT3 Independence and Accountability continues


Daniel NaurinThe CJEU Database Project  

Julie Crutchley: Transmodernity and Victim Participation: Enhancing Legitimacy within International Criminal Law

Comments: Laurence R. Helfer

After the third session we will walk to Litteraturhuset, where Laurence R. Helfer will give this year's PluriCourts Annual Lecture titled “The life Cycle of International Adjudication”.

  Friday 28 June                                                                                 
09.00 – 10.10         

Session V – RT4 Performance 

Chair: Laurence R. Helfer


Mikael HolmgrenJudicial Procedures as Instruments of Political Control  

Silje HermansenTending the Bar: Appointments and Case Allocations in the Court of Justice of the EU 

Laura Létourneau-TremblayInternational Investment law and sustainable development: a look at counterclaims 

Ole Kristian FauchaldComparing the performance of permanent tribunals, ad hoc treaty based arbitration and private commercial arbitration

Comments: Beth Simmons

10.10 – 10.30 Coffee break
10.30 - 11.00                     

Session VI– RT5 Comparative Advantages 

Chair: Ole Kristian Fauchald


Nicola StrainJurisdiction and Applicable Law in International Trade and Investment Disputes

Freya BaetensState consent to the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice: modify or perish  

11.00 - 12.00 Lunch
12.00 - 12.30 

Session VI– RT5 Comparative Advantages continues 


Runar LieA computational study of reactions to change in the ISDS community


12.30 - 13:40 

Session VII – RT6 – Best practices and models 

Chair: Freya Baetens


Rosa Manzo: The Climate model 

Malcolm LangfordModelling Judicial Reform: The UNCITRAL process and beyond

Tarald Berge: Powers and Strategy in investment treaty negotiations 

Comments (both RT5 and RT6): Helen Keller

13.40 – 14:00

Comments from members of the Scientific Advisory Board

Closing remarks  

Registration (deadline 21 June)

Tags: Legitimacy, Independence and accountability, authority, Performance, Comparative advantages, Models
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