Symposium:The Expert in the International Adjudicative Process

Symposium:The Expert in the International Adjudicative Process

Where? Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law

When? 27 and 28 April 2017



The symposium, organized by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law in collaboration with the University of Geneva, intends to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas on a topic of considerable debate and divergent views. It will highlight and confront, among other issues, the appointment of experts, their roles and obligations, the modes of using experts within the framework of the proceedings, and the means of assessing expert evidence available to the judge. The interaction of highly experienced and specialised participants will provide for an in-depth practical and theoretical analysis of the topic, addressing current and emerging trends in relation to expert involvement in international dispute, as well as the scope for reform in this field. This symposium is organised in collaboration with Professors Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Makane Moïse Mbengue (University of Geneva) and forms part of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) Project on “Experts and International Courts and Tribunals”.

Contact person: Martina Winkel • Phone: (+352) 26 94 88 - 923 •