Judging judges: from 'principal-agent theory' to 'constitutional justice' in multilevel 'judicial governance' of economic cooperation among citizens

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dc.contributor.author PETERSMANN, Ernst-Ulrich
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-23T13:39:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-23T13:39:46Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Journal of international economic law, 2008, 11, 4, 827-884
dc.identifier.issn 1369-3034
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/17361
dc.description.abstract How should citizens evaluate the ever more important case law of international economic courts and their sometimes inadequate responses (e.g. by investor-state arbitration) to 'the governance gaps created by globalization (which) provide the permissive environment for wrongful acts by companies of all kinds without adequate sanctioning or reparation'?1 Section I recalls that the customary law requirement (as codified in the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties) of settling 'disputes concerning treaties, like other international disputes,... in conformity with the principles of justice and international law', including `universal respect for, and observance of, human rights and fundamental freedoms for all' (Preamble VCLT), reflects the constitutional functions of courts to interpret and apply law in conformity with 'rule of law', justice and human rights as constitutional restraints on the 'rule of men' and their 'rule by law'. Section II explains why some of the governance problems of the World Trade Organization (WTO) are due to power-oriented conceptions of 'principal-agent' relationships as.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject Citizens
dc.subject Constitutional law
dc.subject Governance
dc.subject Judges
dc.subject Judiciary
dc.subject Economic law
dc.title Judging judges: from 'principal-agent theory' to 'constitutional justice' in multilevel 'judicial governance' of economic cooperation among citizens
dc.type Article
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/jiel/jgn030
dc.identifier.volume 11
dc.identifier.startpage 827
dc.identifier.endpage 884
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