The Legitimacy of International Trade Courts and Tribunals (new book)

12 April 2018

Co-edited by Professor Ruiz Fabri, the present book explores the legitimacy concerns arising from existing institutional structures and presents a cross-cutting study of adjudication legitimacy. The volume gathers contributions from experts in regional adjudicators of trade disputes. It is published by Cambridge University Press.


The recent rise of international trade courts and tribunals deserves systemic study and in-depth analysis. This volume gathers contributions from experts specialised in different regional adjudicators of trade disputes and scrutinises their operations in the light of the often-debated legitimacy issues. It not only looks into prominent adjudicators that have played a significant role for global and regional integration; it also encloses the newly established and/or less-known judicial actors. Critical topics covered range from procedures and legal techniques during the adjudication process to the pre- and post-adjudication matters in relation to forum selection and decision implementation.

The volume features cross-cutting interdisciplinary discussions among academics and practitioners, lawyers, philosophers and political scientists. In addition to fulfilling the research vacuum, it aims to address the challenges and opportunities faced in international trade adjudication.

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