Thursday, July 24, 2014

Workshop: Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals

On September 19-20, 2014, the Surrey International Law Centre of the University of Surrey School of Law, with the support of the Institute of Advanced Studies, the McCoubrey Centre for International Law of the University of Hull, and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, will host a workshop on "Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals." The program is here. Here's the idea:
A topical and timely subject for study, the question of procedural fairness entails the identification of fundamental principles inherent to the judicial (as well as, mutatis mutandis, arbitral) process. Whilst the manifestation of such core standards of fairness will necessarily diverge according to the particular international court, the workshop seeks aims to identify their essence with reference to the procedural issues arising in practice. The aim of this workshop is to bring academics and practitioners together to initiate ground breaking research into this novel topic. The workshop employs a comparative approach whereby participants will analyse the procedures and practices of various international courts and tribunals. It aims to identify patterns of commonality and divergence in the core standards of procedural fairness of international courts and to develop a holistic understanding of the nature of procedural fairness and the challenges to its realisation in the international judicial system.