Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Should States Do It Alone? New Perspectives on the Legitimacy of Multilateral and Bilateral Power Structures

A two-day workshop organised by Antoinette Scherz, Enzo Rossi, Paul Raekstad and Ugur Aytac. This event is sponsored by the Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research and PluriCourts – Center for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order. Attendance is free but registration required. Please e-mail: u.aytac[a]

11-12 June 2019
University of Amsterdam
Oudemanhuispoort 4-6
1012 CN Amsterdam

Tuesday June 11th

Room OMHP E2.01

12:30-13.00 – Registration/Welcome Drink

Session 1

Chair: Martin Vestergren  (University of Oslo)

13.00     Enzo Rossi & Paul Raekstad (University of Amsterdam)

                “Political Naturalism: Legitimacy without Sovereignty”

                Comment: Rob Jubb (University of Reading)

14.15-14.30        Coffee Break

14.30     Carmen Pavel (King’s College London)

                “Normative Judgment, Realism, and International Law”

Comment: Cord Schmelzle (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Justitia Amplificata)

15.45-16.15        Coffee Break

Session 2

Chair: Paul Raekstad  (University of Amsterdam)

16.15     Thomas Christiano (University of Arizona)

                “The Problem of Selective Prosecution and the Legitimacy of the ICC”

                Comment: Andreas Follesdal (University of Oslo)

17:30     End

19:00     Dinner at TBA

Wednesday June 12th

Room  OMHP C1.23

Session 3

Chair: Antoinette Scherz (University of Oslo)

10.00     Nate Adams (McMaster University)

                “Institutional Separation and Legitimacy”

                Comment: Enzo Rossi (University of Amsterdam)

11.15-11.45        Coffee Break

11.45     Ilaria Cozzaglio (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Justitia Amplificata)

“EU legitimacy under threat: a realist remedy to Italian populism”            

Comment: Paul Raekstad (University of Amsterdam)

13.00-14.00 – Lunch

Session 4

Chair: Enzo Rossi (University of Amsterdam)

14.00     Martin Vestergren (University of Oslo)

“International investment tribunals and the golden straitjacket: Why providing    crucial   benefits is objectionable domination”

Comment: Ugur Aytac (University of Amsterdam)

15.15-15.30        Coffee Break

15.30     Antoinette Scherz (University of Oslo)

“Reasons to Comply for States: How Can International Institutions Bind States?” 

Comment: Thomas Fossen (Leiden University)

16.15-16.30        Closing remarks