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Workshop | EU-South America Global Governance

Transforming the Role of International Courts and Tribunals in a New Era of Adjudication

FGV Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on EU-South America Global Governance, FGV Direito Rio and CAPES, Rio de Janeiro

The Getulio Vargas Foundation's Law School in Rio de Janeiro (FGV Direito Rio), through its Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, promoted on 16 March 2023 the workshop "Transforming the Role of International Courts and Tribunals in a New Era of Adjudication", held at the FGV headquarters, in Botafogo, from 9am to 6pm, with the support of the European Union's Erasmus+ Programme.

The Workshop was funded by the Coordination of Superior Level Staff Improvement (Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior, CAPES) under the Programme to Support Events in the Country (Programa de Apoio a Eventos no País, PAEP - Edital Nº 6/2022).

The programme featured internationally distinguished speakers from renowned higher education institutions. The keynote speech was addressed by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes (University of Geneva), followed by the first panel on International Courts and Tribunals: Current Challenges, with the participation of Diego P. Fernández Arroyo (Sciences Po Law School), Jean-Marc Sorel (Sorbonne Law School, University of Paris 1), Serena Forlati (University of Ferrara) and Miriam Cohen (University of Montreal).

The second panel on the topic Working with Large Databases on International Courts was chaired by Ely Caetano Xavier Junior (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro) and featured selected paper presentations on projects concerning empirical legal methods and ICTs. The first presentation was addressed by Seán Fobbe (Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich), with remarks by FGV professors and researchers: Raphael Tinarrage (FGV EMAp), Henrique Ennes (FGV EMAp), Lucas Thevenard Gomes (FGV Direito Rio) and José Luiz Nunes (FGV Direito Rio). The closing remarks on The Mixed Methods Turn in Studying Courts was addressed by Malcolm Langford (University of Oslo).

The event provided a comprehensive overview of the role of International Courts and Tribunals in balancing between States’ rights and commonly aspired goals and in addressing the provision of common interests, without ignoring the geopolitical implications of their judgments.

Programme | Call for Papers

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