Legitimacy in international law: The case of international investment arbitration
|Dates:||28 February 2017|
|Times:||17:00 - 19:00|
|What is it:||Lecture|
|Organiser:||School of Law|
|Who is it for:||University staff, Adults, Current University students, General public|
With the different contestation of legitimacy, this lecture will discuss the legitimacy debate with respect to the investment regime.
Guest speaker Alexis Galan, Bocconi University, will briefly present one of the most influential legitimacy accounts within the literature of international law, proposed by Thomas Franck. Although Franck did not write expansively about the investment regime, the literature on international investment law has drawn extensively from his writings. His account provides a focal point from which we can observe and analyse the frequent assumptions on legitimacy made implicitly or explicitly in the debate at later points throughout the discussion. Alexis will subsequently present the distinction between thin and thick concepts and argues that legitimacy is a thin one. Finally, he will discuss how to approach legitimacy as part of our legal and political vocabulary and what this entails with regard to the investment regime and international law.
Organisation: Bocconi University
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