Gastprofessor Andrea Bianchi


Prof. Bianchi hält im Wintersemester 2018/2019 eine Lehrveranstaltung mit dem Titel „Judicial Interpretation and Legal Reasoning: a Critical Approach“ an der Universität Wien ab.

The course is primarily based on the contextual hermeneutics of both international and domestic judicial decisions relating to a selection of international law topics. The main purpose of this exercise is to explore the interpretative itineraries of the judge who is called upon to adjudicate claims involving major international law issues.

While the authority of judgments is widely perceived as coinciding with the consideration commanded by the judicial organ from which they emanate, judicial decisions are in fact often the result of value-oriented choices and purposeful interpretation, with a varying degree of coherence and persuasiveness.

The ultimate goal of the course is to critically consider why the respective cases have been decided in a certain way and by what techniques of interpretation and legal reasoning have judges given support to their decisions.

030533 KU Judicial Interpretation and Legal Reasoning: a Critical Approach (5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 December 2018)

Prof. Andrea Bianchi, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva