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The workshop explores the evolving interactions between transnational standards and the domestic legal order from the perspectives of authority and legitimacy. Attendance is free of charge.

Event details of Transnational Standards in the Domestic Legal Order: Authority and Legitimacy
Date 24 October 2014
Time 09:00 -17:45
Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking

This event is organized within the project ' The Architecture of Postnational Rulemaking'.

Background and aim

The decline of sovereign states in global governance was accompanied by the expansion of transnational standard-setting bodies, which are not part of treaty-based institutions. The standard-setting in these bodies is led not only by governmental regulators, but also by industry representatives and scientific experts.

These bodies’ transnational standards permeate national standards, domestic statutes, administrative instruments, and judicial decisions. The interactions between transnational standards and the domestic legal order have significantly evolved, and reduced regulatory fragmentation across states without the rigidity of concluding any formal international treaties. 

The evolving interactions between transnational standards and the domestic legal order give rise to the fundamental questions about authority and legitimacy.  

Extensive studies have already been produced on the role of transnational standard-setting bodies. Much less recognized are the interactions of transnational standards with the domestic legal order. Given that the regulatory significance of transnational standards often depends on domestic acceptance, it is important to examine the queries of how the authority of transnational standards is constituted at the domestic level, and whether the authority is legitimate.

Against this background, the workshop will address the evolving interactions between transnational standards and the domestic legal order, particularly from the following three angles:

  • Transnational standards in domestic legal practices
  • Authority of transnational standards
  • Legitimacy of transnational standards 

Speakers

  • Prof. Nico Krisch, Hertie School of Governance (keynote speaker)
  • Prof. Jaye Ellis, McGill University, Montreal
  • Dr Cristián Gimenéz Corte, United Nations, Office of Legal Affairs
  • Dr Machiko Kanetake, University of Amsterdam
  • Vesco Paskalev, University of Hull
  • Dr Cecily Rose, Leiden University
  • Ka Lok Yip, Graduate Institute Geneva
  • Dr Natalie Oman, University of Ontario 

 

Organizers

Dr Machiko Kanetake, University of Amsterdam - ACIL

Prof. André Nollkaemper, University of Amsterdam - ACIL 

Attendance and registration

Attendance of the workshop is free of charge. Registration is no longer possible.