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The Function of Judges and

Arbitrators in International Law

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

9:00am — 4:00pm

Green­berg Lounge, Van­der­bilt Hall, NYU Law

40 Wash­ing­ton Square Square South, New York, New York

Click here to register!

The NYU Jour­nal of Inter­na­tion­al Law and Pol­i­tics and Pluri­Courts: Cen­tre of Excel­lence at the Fac­ul­ty of Law of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Oslo, along with the NYU Insti­tute for Inter­na­tion­al Law and Jus­tice, the NYU Inter­na­tion­al Law Soci­ety, and the NYU Inter­na­tion­al Arbi­tra­tion Asso­ci­a­tion cor­dial­ly invite you to the Nine­teenth Annu­al Her­bert Rubin and Jus­tice Rose Lut­tan Rubin Inter­na­tion­al Law Sym­po­sium, enti­tled “The Func­tion of Judges and Arbi­tra­tors in Inter­na­tion­al Law.” The invit­ed speak­ers will rep­re­sent a vari­ety of view­points and areas of schol­ar­ship with­in inter­na­tion­al law, such as human rights, com­mer­cial arbi­tra­tion, trade, and inter­na­tion­al crim­i­nal law.

This Sym­po­sium will exam­ine the increas­ing­ly vital role inter­na­tion­al adju­di­ca­tors play with­in inter­na­tion­al judi­cial or arbi­tral bod­ies and the larg­er inter­na­tion­al sys­tem, and the dif­fer­ing view­points as to what pre­cise­ly their func­tions are. This top­ic rais­es time­ly and fas­ci­nat­ing issues, and in three pan­els, the Sym­po­sium will address (1) com­pet­ing the­o­ries of how adju­di­ca­tors view their role with­in the inter­na­tion­al sys­tem; (2) cross-judg­ing and whether inter­na­tion­al adju­di­ca­to­ry bod­ies are in dia­logue with one anoth­er; and (3) the role of inter­na­tion­al arbi­tra­tors as dis­pute set­tlers or law­mak­ers. A con­ver­sa­tion about the future of inter­na­tion­al courts and tri­bunals will fol­low the pan­el dis­cus­sions.

The agen­da for the sym­po­sium is avail­able here.

The Jour­nal would like to thank Pro­fes­sor Jose Alvarez for his gen­er­ous help in orga­niz­ing this excit­ing event.

CLE cred­its will be offered. Click here to reg­is­ter.

Fur­ther inquiries should be direct­ed to our Senior Sym­po­sium Edi­tor, Car­olin Guentert at

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