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How Judges Think in a Globalised World? European and American Perspectives


Scientific Coordinator: Sabino Cassese (Italian Constitutional Court)


The HLPS discussed how globalisation is impacting the role of judges.
Judges, practitioners and academics addressed, among others, some pressing issues:

  • How does globalisation impact the nature of the litigation faced by courts?
  • Is there an increased “delegation on courts” of social and economically controversial issues, and how should they deal with it?
  • What is the proper and legitimate use of foreign and international legal sources?
  • To what extent do judicial dialogues take place and what is their form?
  • Is there a global community of judges and what is it?
  • Is there a convergence on the models of judicial reasoning and deliberation?


 Policy Brief

How Judges Think in a Globalised World? : European and American Perspectives
Marta Cartabia and Sabino Cassese, 2014




Loïc Azoulai Professor, European University Institute

Marta Cartabia Judge, Italian Constitutional Court

Sabino Cassese Judge, Italian Constitutional Court

Pedro Cruz Villalón Judge, European Court of Justice

Yoram Danziger Judge, Supreme Court Israel

Luís Maria Díez-Picazo Giménez Judge, Tribunal Supremo

Olivier Dutheillet de Lamothe Président de section, French State Council

William A. Fletcher Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Harold Hongju Koh Professor, Yale University

Brigid Laffan Director, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies/ European University Institute

Koen Lenaerts Vice-President, European Court of Justice

Goodwin Liu Judge, California Supreme Court

Rui Moura Ramos Former President, Portuguese Constitutional Court

Ruth Rubio-Marín Professor, European University Institute

Kim Lane Scheppele Professor, Princeton University

Alec Stone Sweet Professor, Yale University

Peter van den Bossche Member, Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization and Professor, Maastricht University

Antoine Vauchez Research Professor, Université Paris 1-Sorbonne and Visiting Professor, Columbia University