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The German Research Foundation funds the Berlin Potsdam Research Group on ‘The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?’ for another four years
The Research Group, which took up its work in 2015 and is supported by Freie Universität, Humboldt Universität and Universität Potsdam, examines the role of international law in a changing global order. In the second funding period, the group will focus on which type of international law we may see emerging.
KFG Working Paper Series: Working Paper No. 39
Public Event: Public Panel Discussion "What Type of International Law?"
The Research Group takes great pleasure in inviting you to a public panel discussion "What Type of International Law?" on 26 September 2019.
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KFG welcomes new junior fellows: Yuwen Fan, Malcolm Jorgensen, Balingene Kahombo and Velimir Zivkovic
On 1 September 2017, Dr. Yuwen Fan, Dr. Malcolm Jorgensen, Balingene Kahombo and Velimir Zivkovic joined the Research Group as new junior fellows.
Dr. Yuwen Fan gained her Ph.D. in International Law from Peking University, focusing on the interpretation of human rights treaties. Previously she has received a LL.M. in International Law from Graduate School, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences; and a LL.B from China University of Political Science and Law. She was a visiting PhD student at University College London and a visiting scholar in the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law at University of Cambridge. She also worked as the Editor-in-Chief of Peking University International and Comparative Law Review.
Dr. Malcolm Jorgensen was awarded his PhD in International Law and United States Foreign Policy from the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, where he lectured in Public International Law and remains an associate of the Sydney Centre for International Law. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) with majors in Economics and International Relations, each from the University of Queensland. He was a Judge’s Associate in the Supreme Court of Queensland and served as an Assistant Director in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, International Legal Branch. Malcolm’s research focusses on the politics of international law, concentrating on foreign policy ideology and conceptions of law, American international legal policy, and the meaning and value of the “rule of international law.”
Balingene Kahombo has written his doctoral thesis in public international law at Freie Universität Berlin (Germany) on the African Union and the regionalization of international criminal law. Graduate of high/advanced studies in public law, public international law and international relations at the University of Kinshasa, he is member of the Congolese Association for Public Policy (CAPP) and the ‘Centre de recherches et d’études sur l’état de droit en Afrique’ (CREEDA). Previously he worked as a magistrate for the public prosecution in Kinshasa and as an assistant lecturer at the University of Goma in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His field of research covers the African Union, Pan-Africanism and African regional integration, issues of peace and security law, international criminal law, rule of law and constitutional justice in the African Great Lakes Region.
Velimir Zivkovic is currently finishing his PhD in Law at the London School of Economics on the topic of normative reimagining of international investment arbitration as a tool to enhance the national rule of law. He graduated cum laude from undergraduate (2008) and LL.M studies (2009) at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, before completing Magister Juris studies at the University of Oxford (University College) in 2011, with Distinction and Best Overall MJur Performance Proxime Accessit prize. From 2012 he has been an Associate Researcher at the Institute of Comparative Law in Belgrade, where he is still a foreign-affiliated researcher.