Sessions Information

  • January 5, 2019
    10:30 am - 12:15 pm
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A
    Hotel: Hilton New Orleans Riverside
    Room: Grand Salon Section 7
    Floor: First Floor

    Why do so few women and people of color serve on transnational courts and tribunals? Given the paucity of seats available to each nation on the international bench, it should be easy for states to nominate, vote, or appoint them in greater numbers. Yet, despite a series of initiatives to increase gender parity, women, particularly women of color, continue to be conspicuously underrepresented on these courts. Why does it matter? There is now an extensive body of scholarship discussing the reasons why domestic judiciaries might strive for more diversity, including increased legitimacy, dispelling stereotypes, higher quality decision-making and outcomes, and internal institutional change. Are there additional, specific benefits to greater judicial diversity to be expected at the transnational level? Convening leading scholars in the fields of equality law and transnational courts, this panel will address these questions with a special focus on European and African regional courts.
    Business meeting will be held during the section luncheon on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 12:15 - 1:30 pm. 

Session Speakers
Organization: Univ. de Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne

Organization: University of Connecticut School of Law

Organization: Howard University

Organization: Tulane University Law School

Organization: University of Lincoln Faculty of Social Sciences and Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Organization: Leeds Metropolitan University School of Law

Organization: Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law
Speaker from a Call for Papers

Session Fees
  • [5230] European Law, Co-Sponsored by Africa - Judicial Diversity in Transnational Courts : $0.00