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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Semiotics of International Adjudication

Rostam J Neuwirth

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2021. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 December 2021

Subject(s):
Judicial reasoning — Sociology of international law

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 On 26 February 2015 a photograph of a dress with alternating horizontal stripes went viral on the internet, because some viewers perceived the two colours as gold/white and others saw them as black/blue. In short, the viewers perceived and judged the same visual information in very different ways. This episode of an apparent optical illusion aroused great interest in the general public and different members of the scientific community alike (Schlaffke, 2015; Gonzalez Martín-Moro and others, 2018). Soon afterwards a similar phenomenon was observed with sound,...
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