Interpreting Multi-Sourced Equivalent Norms: Judicial Borrowing in International Courts

MULTI-SOURCED EQUIVALENT NORMS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW, Tomer Broude & Yuval Shany, eds., Hart, 2010

Posted: 12 Jul 2010 Last revised: 22 Jul 2010

Date Written: September 30, 2009

Abstract

The paper looks at the practice of judicial borrowing – the 'transplanting' of legal reasoning developed in one jurisdiction by another jurisdiction – and assess its relevance to the treatment of MSENs (using case studies from EFTA and MERCOSUR court decisions). It then discusses the policy implication of acts of judicial borrowing involving MSENs, cautioning against the challenge it offers to judicial independence and institutional legitimacy.

Keywords: Judicial Dialogue, Judicial Borrowing, Homogeneity, MERCOSUR, EFTA, European Economic Area, European Court of Justice

Suggested Citation

Pirker, Benedikt Harald, Interpreting Multi-Sourced Equivalent Norms: Judicial Borrowing in International Courts (September 30, 2009). MULTI-SOURCED EQUIVALENT NORMS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW, Tomer Broude & Yuval Shany, eds., Hart, 2010 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1638603

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