Jul 7 - 16, 2014
9:00am - 6:00pm    |    Monastery of San Nicolò, Venice- Lido, Italy

Judicial Legitimacy and the Rule of Law

Including Professor Philip Alston on faculty.

Over the last decades, courts and tribunals have increased in an unprecedented way. Entire new legal orders have been promoted, if not created, by courts and tribunals and have been accompanied by new theories of integration, constitutionalisation and the exercise of public authority. This complex questions about the legitimacy of this ‘judicialisation.’ The Venice Academy of Human Rights 2014, in co-operation with PluriCourts – Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, will discuss questions of judicial legitimacy and challenges to the rule of law from a multi-disciplinary perspective. What does legitimacy mean in the context of judicial activities, where do legitimacy or endanger perceptions of legitimacy, how can courts and tribunals legitimately function as the guardian, promoter and interpreter of the rule of law, and what does this burgeoning judicialisation mean for our understanding of international law and international relations. These are some of the questions that the Venice Academy of Human Rights 2014 will address.

Read the full program here.

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