Monday, April 10, 2017

Call for Papers: The Legitimacy of "Unseen Actors" in International Adjudication

PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo and the Europa Instituut at Leiden University have issued a call for papers for a conference on "The Legitimacy of 'Unseen Actors' in International Adjudication," which will take place October 26-27, 2017, in The Hague. The call is here. Here's the idea:
‘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.