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Public Event: Thomas Franck Lecture by Pierre-Marie Dupuy

"Are we facing a 'Disenchantment' (Entzauberung) of the International Legal Order?", 17 October 2016, 18:00 c.t., Unter den Linden 9, lecture hall 213

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KFG welcomes new senior fellow: Maurice Kamto

On September 15th, Prof. Maurice Kamto has joined the Kolleg-Forschergruppe as a new senior fellow.

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KFG welcomes new senior fellows: Andrew Hurrell and Jean D'Aspremont

On September 1st, Prof. Andrew Hurrell and Prof. Jean D'Aspremont have joined the Kolleg-Forschergruppe as new senior fellows.

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International Law - rice or decline?

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The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?

The Research Group examines the role of international law in a changing global order. Can we, under the current significantly changing conditions, still observe an increasing juridification of international relations based on a universal understanding of values, or are we, to the contrary, rather facing a tendency towards an informalization or a reformalization of international law, or even an erosion of international legal norms? Would it be appropriate to revisit classical elements of international law in order to react to structural changes, which may give rise to a more polycentric or non-polar world order? Or are we simply observing a slump in the development towards an international rule of law based on a universal understanding of values?

The Research Group brings together international lawyers and political scientists from five institutions in the Berlin-Brandenburg region: Freie Universität Berlin, Hertie School of Governance, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Universität Potsdam and Social Science Research Center Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin). An important pillar of the Research Group consists of the fellow programme for international researchers who visit the Research Group for periods up to two years. Individual research projects pursued benefit from dense interdisciplinary exchanges among senior scholars, practitioners, postdoctoral fellows and doctoral students from diverse academic backgrounds.

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International Law – Rise or Decline?
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