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The Legitimacy of Unseen Actors in International Adjudication

Thursday 26 October 2017 - Friday 27 October 2017
Schouwburgstraat 2
2511 VA The Hague

On 26 and 27 October, the conference will take place in The Hague, co-organised by the PluriCourts Centre of Excellence (Oslo University) and the Europa Instituut (Leiden University).

‘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.

A Call for Papers can be found here. The deadline for submission of abstracts via email to: unseenactors@jus.uio.no is 31 May. Feel free to email Prof. dr. Freya Baetens (freya.baetens@jus.uio.no) for further information.

The Conference Programme and link for registration are now available. 


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