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TLI Talk: International Courts and the Making of Global Society by Mikael R...
Thu 23 March 2017, 14:00 – 16:00 GMT
This talk concerns one of the perhaps most striking developments in international law and society over the 20th century and well into the 21st century: the proliferation of international courts and how it is impacting societies across the world. The talk first explains the rise of international courts since the beginning of the 20th century and then secondly explores the tensions that this evolution has produced in several instances. A particular focus will be on the European Court of Human Rights.
Mikael Rask Madsen is Professor of European Law and Integration and Director of iCourts, The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Madsen’s research is focused on international courts and more generally the globalization of legal practices and practitioners. Madsen is the author of more than hundred publications, including La Genese de l’Europe des droits de l’homme: Enjeux juridiques et strategies d’Etat (Presses universitaires de Strasbourg, 2010) and co-editor ofThe European Court of Human Rights between Law and Politics (Oxford University Press 2011/13), Making Human Rights Intelligible: Towards a Sociology of Human Rights (Hart Publishing, 2013), Transnational Power Elites: The New Professionals of Governance, Law and Security (Routledge 2013), Law and the Formation of Modern Europe: Perspectives from the Historical Sociology of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2014), and International Court Authority (Oxford University Press, 2016/17).
Date and Time
SW1.17, Somerset House East Wing, Dickson Poon School of Law
King's College London