Judicial Studies Institute

Judicial Studies Institute - JUSTIN is a research center dedicated to the study of domestic courts, international tribunals and various bodies involved in court administration. JUSTIN opened in September 2016 with the help of the ERC Starting Grant (JUDI-ARCH, 2016-2021), which focused on the ever growing role of judicial councils and other forms of judicial self-government in a globalizing legal order.

Research Interest


Judicial independence and accountability


Public confidence in courts and judges


Transparency and legitimacy of courts


Legislative responses to the Strasbourg case law


Citation analysis, domestic compliance with decisions of the European Court of Human Rights and UN human rights bodies

JUSTIN strives to become the globally leading hub for research on judicial self-government and its impact on law, politics and society.

Co-directors of JUSTIN

David Kosař

Department head, Department of Constitutional Law and Political Science



Total number of publications: 252

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