PluriCourts Closing Conference 2023

As PluriCourts is coming to a closure in 2023, we invite all interested to join us as we discuss and synthesize our research and achievements. 

Illustration photo of the old university building with flowers in front.

Photo: Maylinn Hovengen Byrknes

Over the past decade, the Center of Excellence PluriCourts has studied the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals (ICs) from legal, political science and philosophical perspectives. The centre has explored the normative, legal and empirical soundness of the growing number of charges of illegitimacy, to understand and assess how ICs do, could and should respond.

Tentative program

Wednesday 14 June

  • Opening ceremony and PluriCourts Annual lecture in the University Aula
  • Reception in Domus Bibliotheca

Thursday 15 June and Friday 16 June

Panel discussions and seminars on topics that include:

  • Design Choices and their Consequences for Accountability, Independence, and Performance of international courts
  • How domestic politics and adjudicators can influence compliance with international court judgments
  • Independence and accountability
  • Investment tribunals
  • The value added of multidisciplinary research on international law
  • Poster sessions

The main Conference dinner takes place Thursday June 15.
The program will be updated closer to the event.

Call for posters for the Conference

PluriCourts alumni are invited to prepare a poster to show their contributions to the extensive field of research done by the Centre over the last decade. There will be a limited number of slots available. Please find more information on the Call for posters page.

Contact Person

If you have any practical questions concerning the conference or the program, please contact Hanna Jarstø Ervik (

Published Nov. 1, 2022 3:58 PM - Last modified Nov. 17, 2022 1:48 PM