MPIL Workshop: ‘Sociological Perspectives on International Tribunals: Formal and Informal Rules, Functions and Symbols in the Practice of International Tribunals’

8-9 November 2018, Luxembourg

The workshop will focus on sociological aspects of practices by international tribunals. Speakers will discuss diverse socio-cultural issues involved in the operation and impact of international tribunals as: the interactions between formal procedural rules and informal norms; the formal and social functions of tribunals; the symbolic aspects of tribunals’ proceedings and their decisions; the legal cultures (national and international ones) of international adjudication; the socio-cultural factors influencing the diffusion of procedural rules across international tribunals; and the production of knowledge and cognitive aspects of the work of such tribunals.

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