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Public Event: Thomas Franck Lecture by Professor Cathryn Costello
On 28 October 2021, the Research Group will host a Thomas Franck Lecture by Professor Cathryn Costello on “The 1951 Refugee Convention at 70: Whither the Convention in the Global Refugee Regime?”.
Call for Applications: Fellowship
The Berlin Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline?" invites applications for a Fellowship starting on 1 January 2022 or at a later mutually agreed date.
KFG welcomes new fellow: Hallvard Sandven
New fellow Dr. Hallvard Sandven joins the KFG.
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Helmut Aust and Alejandro Rodiles
Cities and Local Governments: International Development from Below?
The Jurisprudence of the Rules-Based Order: Germany's Indo-Pacific Guidelines and the South China Sea Code of Conduct
Andreas Zimmermann and Nora Jauer
Possible Indirect Legal Effects under International Law of Non-Legally Binding Instruments
Johanna Aleria Lorenzo
A Multilateral Track for Sustainable Development Along the Belt and Road: Aligning Country Ownership with International Rule of Law
Apollin Koagne Zouapet
Regional Approaches to International Law (RAIL): Rise or Decline of International Law?
Populism, the Pandemic & Prospects for International Law
Norm(ative) Change in International Relations: A Conceptual Framework
The United States and the International Law of Global Security
The WTO’s Crisis: Between a Rock and a Hard Place
Judicial Independence at International Courts and Tribunals: Lessons Drawn From the Experiences of the International Court of Justice and the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation
Janina Barkholdt and Nina Reiners
Pronouncements of Expert Treaty Bodies: From ‘Black Boxes’ to ‘Key Catalysts’ in International Law?
Rise and Decline of International Rule of Law: Case of Non-State Armed Actors
Resurgent Authoritarianism and the International Rule of Law
How to Identify Customary International Law? – On the Final Outcome of the Work of the International Law Commission (2018)
Holding Domestic Judges Accountable under International Criminal Law – A Useful Step to Foster the International Rule of Law?
Human Rights Courts and Global Constitutionalism: Coordination through Judicial Dialogue
Values and Power Relations – The “Disillusionment” of International Law?
James Gerard Devaney
Selecting Investment Arbitrators: Reconciling Party Autonomy and the International Rule of Law
A Renaissance of the Doctrine of Rebus Sic Stantibus?
Heike Krieger and Jonas Püschmann
Securing of Resources as a Valid Reason for Using Force? – A Pre-Emptive Defence of the Prohibition on the Use of Force
The Double-facing Foreign Relations Function of the Executive and Its Self-enforcing Obligation to Comply with International Law
Populist Governments and International Law
The Assault on International Adjudication and the Limits of Withdrawal
Heike Krieger and Andrea Liese
A Metamorphosis of International Law? Value changes in the international legal order from the perspectives of legal and political science
International Women’s Rights: Progress Under Attack?
Erika de Wet
Entrenching International Values Through Positive Law: The (Limited) Effect of Peremptory Norms
Matters of Interpretation: How to Conceptualize and Evaluate Change of Norms and Values in the International Legal Order
The Peace and Security Council of the African Union: Rise or Decline of Collective Security in Africa?
Authority in International Law
Equilibrium & Fragmentation in the International Rule of Law: The Rising Chinese Geolegal Order
International Law and National Perspective in a Time of Globalization: The Persistence of a National Identity in Italian Scholarship of International Law
"Challenging the Paris Peace Treaties, State Sovereignty, and Western-Dominated International Law – The Multifaceted Genesis of the Jus Cogens Doctrine"
"Fake News and International Law"
"The Functions of Law and Their Challenges: The Differentiated Functionality of International Law"
"International Rule of Law Through International Investment Law - Strengths, Challenges and Opportunities"
Heike Krieger & Andreas Zimmermann
"Sentenza 238/2014 of the Italian Constitutional Court and the International Rule of Law"
Janina Barkholdt & Julian Kulaga
"Analytical Presentation of the Comments and Observations by States on Draft Article 7, paragraph 1, of the ILC Draft Articles on Immunity of State officials from foreign criminal jurisdiction, United Nations General Assembly, Sixth Committee, 2017"
Geir Ulfstein & Andreas Zimmermann
“Certiorari Through the Backdoor? - The Judgment by the European Court of Human Rights in Burmych and Others V. Ukraine in Perspective”
Andreas Zimmermann & Felix Boos
"Bringing States to Justice for Crimes against Humanity – The Compromissory Clause in the ILC Draft Convention on Crimes against Humanity"
"Berlin – New York: A few observations on Germany in the United Nations"
"Protection of Foreign Investment in India and International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline?"
"The Rule of Law in the 2030 Agenda"
"Between Systematization and Expertise for Foreign Policy: The Practice-Oriented Approach in Germany’s International Legal Scholarship (1920–1980)"
"The International Law Commission and Community Interests"
"The Requisite Rigour in the Identification of Customary International Law:
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