The Faculty of Law is strongly engaged in society and has an international orientation, which is reflected in its research and education activities. The Faculty offers three Bachelor’s programmes: Law, Tax Law and Notarial Law. The Faculty offers a number of Master’s programmes, two of which are taught exclusively in English (i.e. International and European Law and European Private Law). With its 3,500 students and 375 staff members, it is one of the largest law faculties in the Netherlands. The Faculty is located in the centre of Amsterdam.
Research in the field of public international law is embedded in the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), one of the Faculty’s centres of excellence.
International Law Through the Prism of National Courts
Vacancy number: [W11-145]
The Postdoctoral Researcher will carry out research within the project on International Law Through the Prism of National Courts, funded under the ECRP scheme of the European Science Foundation. He or she will be based at the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL), which collaborates in this project with the Universities of Berlin, Oslo, Vienna, Warsaw, Siena, and Tel Aviv.
The project will explore the legal status and effects of decisions of national courts in the international legal order. The increasing reliance of the international legal order on national courts and the growing practice of national courts in applying international law raise the question whether the traditional principle that decisions of domestic courts are merely facts, still accurately captures the legal role and relevance of national court decisions in the international legal order. Among other things, the project intends to map and study the ways in which decisions of national courts influence the development of international law, the conditions under which they may or may not be considered as authoritative (such as impartiality), how the international legal order deals with the diversity of interpretations between national courts, the effects when national courts review or resist decisions of international courts and international organizations, and the implications for legal theory and doctrine.
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