JUR Center for International Courts
Karen Blixens Plads 16, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Bygning: 6B-4-30
Zuzanna’s PhD thesis explores the legitimation means of international courts, by focusing primarily on the relationship between international courts and their respective member states. By conducting corpus driven discourse analysis, her project examines, in particular, the legitimization discourses created by the World Trade Organization's Appellate Body, the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. The research is set to explore whether there are certain commonalities in international courts' legitimization discourses, and whether, to what extent and how the fields that they operate in, their institutional setup and the cases they deal with affect such discourses.
In addition to her PhD thesis, Zuzanna is engaged in multiple projects which explore issues of trust and legitimacy in international court. One strand of studies, thus, explories the perceived legitimacy of various international courts, and examines the legitimacy-influencing factors different states employ in assessing the legitimacy of such institutions. Another strand examines the trust-building role registries and legal secretariats play in international (regional and global) courts.
Teaching: International Dispute Resolution and International Courts