The Judicialization of International Law - A Mixed Blessing?” Oslo, 10–12 September 2015
In whose name do courts decide? Many domestic courts provide an answer in the
opening words of their decisions. They routinely evoke the source of their legitimacy
right at the start. When it comes to international courts and tribunals, we find nothing
comparable. International courts and tribunals do not say in whose name they speak
the law. What is the source of their legitimacy?