Naina Gupta

Beyond Jurisdiction? The Case of the International Criminal Court

Supervisors: Dr Marina Lathouri, Dr Thanos Zartaloudis

Since 1989 there are at least 24 active, restructured or new, independent international law courts - leading to speculations about the hierarchy and structural logic between the international and domestic legal spaces. The inclusion of private individuals and a public audience, in the legal operations and processes, across the developing multi-scalar ecology of international and national adjudication can be identified as a pivot for the increasing political agency of international adjudication and permits a spatial and architectural reading of this political agency. The thesis examines the ways in which architectural and spatial processes participate in the construction and composition of the project for international legal adjudication.