Reflections From the 2018 BIIJ Interns

headshots of two student internsPalacios, left, and Simon

Judges serving on the benches of 13 international courts and tribunals gathered May 30 to June 2, 2018, in Oslo, Norway, to discuss contemporary challenges to the legitimacy of their respective institutions. This was the 12th session of the Brandeis Institute for International Judges, a small and confidential event inaugurated by the International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life in 2002.

The 15 judges in attendance represented courts and tribunals from across the globe with criminal, human rights and interstate dispute resolution jurisdictions. BIIJ 2018 was co-hosted with the PluriCourts Center for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a center of excellence of the University of Oslo Law Faculty.

Following are the thoughts of two undergraduate interns from Brandeis University who provided support throughout the Oslo institute.