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Public Event: Panel Discussion “International Law in Crisis – On the Challenges Caused by Terrorism and Populism”

24 June 2017 at 6 pm, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, room 2093 (west wing, 2nd floor)

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Public Event: Thomas Franck Lecture by Campbell McLachlan

"Acts of State and the Principle of Legality in International Affairs: The law’s response to withdrawal from international adjudication", 21 June 2017, 18:15, Bebelplatz 1, room E34

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KFG welcomes new senior fellow: Jeffrey Dunoff

On June 10th, Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Dunoff has joined the Research Group as a new senior fellow.

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Working Papers


KFG Working Paper Series No. 1

The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline? - Points of Departure

Heike Krieger & Georg Nolte - Download PDF PDF

Abstract

The paper undertakes a preliminary assessment of current developments of international law for the purpose of mapping the ground for a larger research project. The research project pursues the goal of determining whether public international law, as it has developed since the end of the Cold War, is continuing its progressive move towards a more human-rights- and multi-actor-oriented order, or whether we are seeing a renewed emphasis of more classical elements of international law. In this context the term "international rule of law" is chosen to designate the more recent and "thicker" understanding of international law. The paper discusses how it can be determined whether this form of international law continues to unfold, and whether we are witnessing challenges to this order which could give rise to more fundamental reassessments.


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