iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, is a new research centre dedicated to the study of international courts, their role in a globalizing legal order and their impact on politics and society. To understand these crucial and contemporary interplays of law, politics and society, the centre hosts a set of integrated interdisciplinary research projects on the causes and consequences of the proliferation of international courts. iCourts is now recruiting a number of PhD students within its areas of research. We are particularly looking for exciting projects which can provide new empirical and theoretical insights in the causes and consequences of the contemporary international judiciary. Research at iCourts’ is problem-driven and focused on salient empirical and theoretical issues with the goal of proving pathbreaking basic scientific knowledge of international courts.
You must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. As we are pursuing a truly global object of inquiry, other languages of relevance to international courts ??– preferably French and/or Spanish – will be an advantage. You have an educational background equal to the Danish master’s degree in law and/or social science. Please note that students who are expecting to graduate this term and are awaiting the evaluation of their dissertation may apply. You can document academic excellence by high grades and assessment of your master’s thesis.