Mikael Rask Madsen is a professor of European Law and Integration at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. Trained as both a lawyer and a sociologist, he has pioneered the sociology of international courts and law, as well as made key contributions to both theory and methodology of international socio-legal studies. He is the founder and director of iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts, which conducts empirical studies of international courts and law. He is the author of numerous books, journal articles and book chapters and has published with major publishers and journals.


Select Publications:

International Court Authority. (co-edited with K. Alter, L.R. Helfer). Oxford University Press, 2018

The Challenging Authority of the European Court of Human Rights: From Cold War Legal Diplomacy to the Brighton Declaration and Backlash. Law and Contemporary Problems (2016) 70:1, 141-178.

Transnational Power Elites: The New Professionals of Governance, Law and Security. (co-edited with Niilo Kauppi). Routledge, 2013.