Diversity in International Courts: Questions of Representation, Accountability and Method
International courts and tribunals (ICs) have flourished to become key institutional players in the configuration of the international legal order. Yet the growing influence and expansion of their mandates has been subject to challenge, especially regarding representation, independence and accountability. Critical voices increasingly contest the legitimacy of their authority, and warn of the impact of limited judicial diversity in jeopardizing national cooperation to ensure the effectiveness of international rulings. International legal scholarship has yet to address and theorize these issues. This panel aims at exploring these questions from an interdisciplinary perspective, engaging with legal theory and feminist methodology with the purpose of offering richer and more nuanced accounts.