Call for Papers – Workshop Series “Identity on the International Bench”
The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at Oslo University is organizing a workshop series on
“Identity on the International Bench”
On 11 and 12 January 2018, the first workshop will focus on Gender on the International Bench will take place in The Hague.
Currently women judges make up on average 17% of international courts and tribunals, demonstrating significant disparity regarding the participation of women on the bench across different international legal regimes. Such lack of representativeness can affect the legitimacy of the international dispute settlement process and its outcomes.
The aim of this workshop is to analyse causes and effects of the dearth of women judges, and the resulting implications for the legitimacy of international adjudicatory institutions and the judicial decisions rendered. This will for example include an examination of international rules and practices concerning appointment and composition of the bench; judicial behaviour linked to the absence or presence of female judges; and potential effects on compliance with judicial awards.