Postdoctoral interdisciplinary fellowships to study international courts
Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen
The iCourts (the Center of Excellence for International Courts) at the University of Copenhagen is seeking applications for two or three positions as postdoctoral researcher/ The positions are available from 1st February 2016, and for duration of two (2) years. Start date is negotiable under special circumstances. See the employment call to learn more.
iCourts is a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation. Its research focus is on the ever-growing role of international courts, their place in a globalizing legal order and their impact on politics and society at large. To understand these crucial and contemporary interplays of law, politics and society, iCourts has launched a set of integrated interdisciplinary research projects on the causes and consequences of the proliferation of international courts. In particular, the research agenda of iCourts explores the processes of institutionalization, autonomization and legitimation of international courts. By bringing together a transnational group of top scholars with a background in law and the social sciences, iCourts encourages interdisciplinary exchanges, and promotes empirical research of new and well-established international courts.
Read more about iCourts here. Applicants are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the faculty’s research areas and education programmes. Special consideration will be given to the applicant’s ability to help strengthen and add to the Faculty’s research and education programmes.
The postdoc projects:
For this call, iCourts particularly welcomes research projects that deal with:
- Comparative analysis of the embeddedness of international courts in different political and social systems, considering the perceived legitimacy and/or the legal and political conflicts faced by international courts in different national systems;
- Comparative analysis of the impact of regional international courts on regional integration processes, especially in less explored settings in Africa and Latin America;
- The interaction between regional courts with jurisdiction over either human rights, or economic matters in settings with overlapping regional and international legal regimes;
- The interaction between regional courts and the highest courts of contracting parties and/or global courts such as the ICJ, ICC, and WTO Appellate Body;
- The transformations of global governance and the role that international courts play in constitutionalizing legal regimes, examined via an empirical and/or theoretical analysis of the organization of public authority in pluralist/federal/heterarchical/non-hierarchical settings.
To learn more about these positions, including how to apply, see this employment call.