Comparative International Courts   


The NewTerrain of International Law: Courts, Politics, Rights (Princeton University Press, 2014)  The introduction is posted on ssrn here.

“International Courts in their Social and Political Context” A symposium that will appear in Law and Contemporary Problems, organizer, editor, author (with Laurence Helfer and Mikael Rask Madsen). Project Description here. Introduction available on SSRN.

The Evolving Transnational Legal Order. 7 Annual Review of Law and Social Science. 7: 387-415. 2011.

The Global Spread of European Style International Courts. West European Politics 35(1): 135-54. 2012.

Tipping the Balance: International Courts and the Construction of International and Domestic Politics. Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 13 2011.

Delegating to International Courts: Self Binding v. Other Binding Delegation Law and Contemporary Problems 71 (1) 37-76: 2008.

Agent or Trustee:  International Courts in their Political Context.   European Journal of International Relations 14 (1): 33-63. 2008.

Delegation to International Courts and the Limits of Recontracting Political Power  In Hawkins, Darren, Daniel Neilson, Michael J. Tierney, and David A. Lake. 2006. Delegation under Anarchy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Private Litigants and the New International Courts Comparative Political Studies 39 (1):22-49. 2006.

Do International Courts Enhance Compliance with International Law?  Review of Asian and Pacific Studies. No. 25.  51-78, 2003.

Resolving or Exacerbating Disputes? The WTO’s New Dispute Resolution System. International Affairs. 79 (4) 783-800. 2003.

Select publications                                                                   New Terrain of International Law Website

Now that there are more than twenty four operational international courts, we can use comparison to better understand the interaction between design, legal substance, and context. This research examines the universe of international courts, exploring variations in design and in the creation of international courts, to elucidate general dynamics that apply across international courts.