Vision/Mission – University of Copenhagen

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Vision:  iCourts strives to be the globally leading hub for research on international courts and their impact on law, politics and society.

Mission:  iCourts seeks to provide research results at the highest international level by a curious, problem-driven, empirical and interdisciplinary approach.

iCourts is committed to building knowledge and insight into the role and function of international courts in a changing global society. iCourts’ research is problem-driven, focusing on salient theoretical and practical issues of importance not only for an effective international judiciary but also for the development of democratic politics under contemporary globalisation. But above all, our goal is to provide basic scientific examinations of international courts, their causes and consequences.

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We further see the Centre as the training ground for a next generation of lawyers and social scientists specialised in international courts and their interface with law, politics and society. We are therefore developing a specially tailored doctoral programme which provides doctoral students with the key tools for understanding the phenomenon at the boundaries of law and politics.

iCourts moreover seeks to develop into a global hub for research into international courts, as well as their impact on law, politics and society. We therefore welcome visitors and will seek to have a continuous presence of visiting scholars and visiting doctoral students at the centre. Read more under Visitors' Programme.