In whose name do international courts decide? Many domestic courts provide an answer in the opening words of their decisions. They routinely evoke the source of their legitimacy right at the start. When it comes to international courts and tribunals, we find nothing comparable. International courts and tribunals do not say in whose name they speak the law. What is the source of their legitimacy? Contributors to a two-day workshop and a public roundtable will explore that precise question. The discussions will take place at the Asser Institute in The Hague on 7 and 8 September. The event is co-organized by the Max Planck Institutes in Heidelberg and Luxembourg, the Asser Institute, and the Amsterdam Center for International Law.
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