The overarching concern is why and when an international court (IC) merits criticism and deference of various kinds. Some components under the multidimensional concept of legitimacy are: normative justification, social support, legality, compliance, state consent, as well, as constitutional and public law standards.
‘Too High’, ‘Too Low’, or ‘Just Fair Enough’?: Finding Legitimacy Through the Accused’s Right to a Fair Trial
Article by Joanna Nicholson, published in Journal of International Criminal Justice.
Legitimacy of 'Unseen Actors' in International Adjudication
Anthology edited by Freya Baetens.