Call for Papers: Legitimacy of Unseen Actors in International Adjudication

On 26 and 27 October 2017, the Conference on the Legitimacy of Unseen Actors in International Adjudication will take place in The Hague, co-organised by the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence (Oslo University) and the Europa Instituut (Leiden University).

‘Unseen actors’ are central to the ‘institutional makeup’ of international courts and tribunals as registries and secretariats, law clerks and legal officers may exert varying levels of influence on the judicial process.

At this conference, legal and political science scholars and members of adjudicatory institutions will consider and discuss the legitimacy of assigning ‘unseen actors’ certain roles in the judicial process as well as the implications thereof for the legitimacy of the dispute settlement mechanism as such.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The deadline for submission of abstracts via email to unseenactors@jus.uio.no is 31 May. Feel free to email Prof. dr. Freya Baetens (freya.baetens@jus.uio.no) for further information.