Translucent Justice? Transparency and International Courts and Tribunals
The Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Procedural Law is pleased to invite papers for a conference on Translucent Justice? Transparency and International Courts and Tribunals in October 2023. This conference aims at refocusing the conversation surrounding transparency and international courts and tribunals. The objective is to provide a platform to analyse recent developments in practice as well as scholarship that address manifestations, causes and potential drawbacks of transparency. Such an approach will highlight the reactions of international courts and tribunals to this, ranging from reluctance to strategic use and instrumentalisation. To this end, transparency is understood as access to, and knowledge of, the activity of courts and tribunals for parties, participants and third parties, in the exercise of their functions as judicial bodies as well as institutions generally. The organisers welcome contributions that employ critical, comparative and empirical approaches, through either qualitative or quantitative studies, devoted but not limited to the themes of Transparency as a Notion; Transparency and the Exercise of Judicial Function; and Transparency and Courts as Institutions. Further details can be found here.
Submissions: Abstracts between 400 and 600 words should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com by 25 January 2023. Notification of acceptance shall be sent by 1st March 2023. Full draft papers are to be submitted by 15 August 2023. Selected papers will be presented at the conference on 19 and 20 October 2023. The papers will be published as part of a special issue in the Journal of International Dispute Settlement.
Early career researchers: Submissions by early career researchers (PhD candidates and recent PhD holders) are particularly encouraged and welcome. Co-authored submissions are also welcome.