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Regional Courts in Regional Integration Organisations

Executive Training Seminar

18 – 20 November 2015


Courts have become a recurrent feature in several regional integration organisations as mechanisms to adjudicate on the interpretation of the treaty and/or as a mechanism for dispute settlement among the parties. Whilst some commonalities can be observed, their design, internal functioning and procedures may vary widely. The actors within these institutions; i.e. judges, magistrates, justices from four different courts (the Permanent Revision Tribunal of the MERCOSUR; the Court of the Andean Community; the Southern African Development Community Tribunal and the Court of Justice of the Economic Community of West African States) gathered at the EUI analysing and discussing these different aspects. Additionally, the seminar offered several training exercises bringing insights on the working of the Courts.




Karen Alter | Northwestern University, United States

Judge Welber Barral | MERCOSUR Review Court

Judge Luis José Diez Canseco Núñez | Court of Justice of the Andean Community

Solomon Ebobrah | University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Miguel Poiares Maduro | European University Institute, Italy & Former Minister of Regional Development, Portugal

Charles Mkandawire | Representative of Malawi to the International Commission of Jurists Judge

Chief Justice Ariranga Pillay | Rapporteur and member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, legal consultant, former President and member of the SADC Tribunal and former Chief Justice of Mauritius

Benfeito Mosso Ramos | Court of Economic Community of West African States

J.H.H. Weiler | President of the European University Institute



Matthias Kindel
AGG Training Coordinator
Tel.: +39 055 4685960