Symposium on Legitimacy and International Courts

On September 18 and 19, 2014, the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore will celebrate its 20th anniversary. As part of the festivities, it will host a symposium on Legitimacy and International Courts, co-sponsored by the University of Oslo’s PluriCourts program. Speakers will discuss the legitimacy of specific international courts, such as the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and the Inter-American and European Courts of Human Rights, as well as cross-cutting issues such as legitimacy and effectiveness, and legitimacy and democracy. The point of the conference and the book to follow is to think comprehensively and comparatively about the legitimacy of international courts and tribunals. What can we learn from the experiences of specific courts and to what extent are lessons from one court generalizable to other courts?

The event is free and open to the public. The program is available at: and includes a number of Intlawgrrls contributors as panelists. Please RSVP at


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