iCourts at the University of Copenhagen has issued a call for applications for fully funded PhD scholarships for researchers interested in the role of the IACtHR and other international courts.
Applicants are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the research interests of iCourts, by consulting the centre’s website. iCourts particularly welcomes research projects that deal with:
- Comparative analysis of the embeddedness of international courts in different political and social systems, considering the perceived legitimacy and/or the legal and political conflicts faced by international courts in different national systems;
- Comparative analysis of the impact of regional international courts on regional integration processes, especially in less explored settings in Africa and Latin America;
- The interaction between regional courts with jurisdiction over either human rights, or economic matters in settings with overlapping regional and international legal regimes;
- The interaction between regional courts and the highest courts of contracting parties and/or global courts such as the ICJ, ICC, and WTO Appellate Body;
- The transformations of global governance and the role that international courts play in constitutionalising legal regimes, examined via an empirical and/or theoretical analysis of the organization of public authority in pluralist/federal/hierarchical/non-hierarchical settings;
For further details please see the call for applications. The submission deadline is 28 January 2016.