More on Research Theme 5: Comparative advantages
PluriCourts extends its comparative research agenda to determine when and under which conditions, ICs can be expected to perform their various functions better than alternative international and nation institutions and practices. Alternatives for dispute resolution include political deliberations, conciliation, non-compliance procedures, and different forms of hybrids. Such alternatives are compared for their possible benefits in fact-finding, development of the law and roles in enforcement. Among problem types, PluriCourts addresses the advantages and weaknesses of ICs for multi-party disputes and contestations about global public goods such as the environment.