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KFG Working Paper Series: Working Paper No. 52

Working Paper No. 52, 'Neither Dr Jekyll, nor Mr Hyde, Just a National Judge… National Courts’ Strategies of Resistance to International Law' by Apollin Koagne Zouapet has been published.

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KFG Working Paper Series: Working Paper No. 51

Working Paper No. 51, 'Infrastructural Developmentalism and its Many Types of Global Law – A Comparison between the UN Sustainable Development Goals and China’s Belt & Road Initiative' by Alejandro Rodiles has been published.

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EXTENDED: Job Advertisement - Student Assistants

The Research Group invites applications for new student assistants. The closing date for applications is 14.01.2022.

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Public Lectures and Other Events

9 June 2018: Panel Discussion “Human Rights in Crisis – Challenged Human Rights Protection as Sign of a Transformation of International Law?”

As part of the Long Night of the Sciences (Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften) on 9 June 2018, the Research Group hosted a panel discussion about

“Human Rights in Crisis – Challenged Human Rights Protection as Sign of a Transformation of International Law?”.

70 years after the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the fate of international human rights seems to be uncertain. Regional courts like the European Court of Human Rights and universal UN Human Rights bodies are increasingly criticized by states and members of civil society. Is this a short-term phenomenon concerning a long-term development towards an ever growing juridification of human rights protection? Or is this a sign of a fundamental change in global structures? Can (and should) international law still play a significant role in furthering the values of human rights?

Panelists: Prof. Pierre d’Argent (University of Louvain), Prof. Andrew Hurrell (University of Oxford), Prof. Paolo Palchetti (University of Macerata)

Chair: Dr. Nina Reiners (University of Potsdam)


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