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In Whose Name?: A Public Law Theory of International Adjudication

Armin von Bogdandy and Ingo Venzke


Roughly 90% of all international judicial decisions have been issued after 1990. The increasing activity of international courts over the past two decades is one of the most significant developments within the international legal order. It has repercussions on all levels of governance and unsettles received understandings of the nature and legitimacy of international courts. An important and once even dominant understanding used to hold that international courts are but instruments of dispute settlement whose activities are justified by the consent of the states that created them and in whose ... More

Keywords: international adjudication, judicial functions, international public authority, democratic legitimacy, cosmopolitanism, international judges, Comparative Procedural Law, judicial interpretation, pluralism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717461
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717461.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Armin von Bogdandy, author
Max-Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Director

Ingo Venzke, author
Associate Professor, University of Amsterdam