International adjudication as global public good?

Esil Conference 2017 > Theme > International adjudication as global public good?

Global public goods are defined as goods with benefits and/or costs that affect all countries, people, and generations. They include inherently public global goods, such as a healthy climate and the fight against terrorism, and domestic public goods whose global regulation makes every one better off, such as free trade and public health. The proposed agora explores whether international adjudication fits into this definition, or other possible definitions of ‘global public goods’, in order to assess what is the inherent ‘plus’ of international adjudication at the international and domestic level. 

Serena Forlati (University of Ferrara)


Joshua Paine (Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg) “Evaluating the distinctive contribution of international adjudication as a global public good”

Paula W Almeida (Getulio Vargas Foundation Law School) “Enhancing ICJ procedures in order to promote global public goods: overcoming the prevailing tension between bilateralism and community interest”

Ralph Wilde (University College London) “International human rights adjudication as a global public good: the special case of extraterritoriality”