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Institutionalisation Legitimisation Autonomisation Research Resources

iCourts provides a pioneering study which systematically explores the new role of international courts in the global order. The research aims at examining how international courts result in a significant change in the mode of producing law across substantive areas of international law, and how they transforms the interface of law and politics both nationally and internationally.

More specifically, the centre explores the legal and socio-political causes and effects of the growing international judicialisation of global governance from its scattered origins to its contemporary integrating structures. Or in even simpler terms, what role international courts plays in creating, sustaining and developing the global order and how this impacts both politics and society.

To study the evolution and proliferation of international courts our research deploys a three-dimensional approach. The centre develops research around three key issues: the Institutionalisation, Autonomisation and Legitimisation of international courts in law, politics and society.