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Organized by the ACIL, the Max Planck Institutes in Heidelberg and Luxembourg, and the Asser Institute.

Detail Summary
Start date 7 September 2015
End date 8 September 2015

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.

This workshop and public roundtable 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 ACIL.

Participation & Registration

Participation in the public roundtable is free of charge, please register by email to Possibilities to attend the workshop (in contrast to the public roundtable) are limited. In case of interest, please email

More information can be found at the website of the Asser Institute.