KFG Workshop: “Decline or Transformation? Norm Change and Values in International Law”
On 24 and 25 November 2017, Heike Krieger and Andrea Liese will be hosting the KFGs first Workshop. Convening renown scholars from international law and political science, the Workshop will scrutinize from an interdisciplinary perspective how international norms and their underlying values are changing.
Public Event: Thomas Franck Lecture by Angelika Nußberger
“From high hopes to disillusionment? Human rights protection in Europe in an ever more hostile environment”, 30 November 2017, 6.15 pm, room 213, Unter den Linden 9
Public Event: Thomas Franck Lecture by Andrea Bianchi
“'The Unbearable Lightness of International Law'”, 4 December 2017, 6.15 pm, room 213, Unter den Linden 9
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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.