The Possibilities and Limits of Judicial Dialogue in Theory and Practice
Judicial dialogue has become a key concept of comparative constitutional law, international law, and European law in recent decades. While its existence is unquestionable, a closer analysis shows a wide variety of forms, actors, circumstances, and obstacles in this field. By presenting theoretical-doctrinal assessments and case studies, the panel aims to overcome the anecdotal knowledge and explores the methods and challenges of judicial dialogue. It covers both horizontal dialogue (between constitutional/apex courts) and vertical dialogue (between international courts and national courts) and brings examples from the field of general constitutional principles, state institutions, and human rights. Finally, it also deals with the question of how the recent pressure on the constitutional, supranational and international systems challenges and changes the concept of judicial dialogue.