Workshop discusses roles of international courts and tribunals
Fundação Getulio Vargas’ Rio de Janeiro Law School, through its Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, is holding a workshop called “Transforming the Role of International Courts and Tribunals in a New Era of Adjudication.” The meeting will take place on March 16, at 9 am, in FGV’s main building, supported by the European Union’s Erasmus+ Program.
Organized by Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida, coordinator of FGV’s Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, the event will shed light on international courts and tribunals, which are increasingly faced with politically sensitive issues in both international and domestic spheres. Recent cases seen by the International Court of Justice include Gambia v. Myanmar and Ukraine v. Russia. According to the professor, these examples illustrate a growing trend for international disputes to rarely be of exclusive concern or interest to the disputing parties. Consequently, demands for greater legitimacy and transparency have been gaining strength in recent years in international courts and tribunals, which must find a balance between the rights of parties and the interests of the international community.
The workshop will feature some renowned international speakers. The opening speech will be given by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes of the University of Geneva. After that, Panel Discussion 1, “International Courts and Tribunals: Current Challenges,” will involve Diego P. Fernández Arroyo of Sciences Po Law School, Jean-Marc Sorel of Sorbonne Law School, Serena Forlati of the University of Ferrara and Miriam Cohen of the University of Montreal.
Panel Discussion 2, “Working with Large Databases on International Courts,” will be presided over by Ely Caetano Xavier Junior of Rio de Janeiro Rural Federal University. It will feature presentations on research projects that combine empirical legal methods with the study of international courts and tribunals. The first presentation will be given by Seán Fobbe of the Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich. Comments will be contributed by the following FGV professors and researchers: Raphael Tinarrage (FGV EMAp), José Luiz Nunes (FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School), Lucas Thevenard Gomes (FGV Rio de Janeiro Law School) and Henrique Ennes (FGV EMAp).
The event’s closing speech, on “The Mixed Methods Turn in Studying Courts,” will be given by Malcolm Langford of the University of Oslo.
The debates will be held in English, without simultaneous interpretation. You can sign up free of charge here.
Call for papers
The deadline for interested parties to submit papers to take part in Panel Discussion 2 is March 6. The instructions can be found here.
FGV’s main building
190 Praia de Botafogo, 12th floor, Botafogo, Rio de Janeiro