Dispute Settlement and Adjudication in International and European Law

Research strand

Coordinator: Dr Geoff Gordon

For law to provide order, to protect human dignity and security, and to promote the common good or public interest, it needs to be given effect. Without adequate mechanisms for dispute settlement and adjudication it cannot be a source of trust. This holds for settlement of disputes among the members of a society as well as between the members of a society and the governing institutions. This Research Strand examines the many dimensions and mechanisms for adequate dispute settlement and adjudication in a variety of fields, whether in international crimes, inter-state disputes, transnational civil disputes, or anticompetitive practices. It explores new, alternative and interdisciplinary methods for analyzing fundamental changes in international institutions and in international law.