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Dr Danae Azaria gives international law lecture at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile

Dr Danae Azaria, Associate Professor at UCL Laws, and Senior Fellow at the ‘KFG – The International Rule of Law’, has been invited to give a lecture on international law at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Chile in collaboration with the Faculty of Law of Universidad de Chile.

Her lecture is based on Dr Azaria’s latest research at the KFG-The International Rule of Law entitled ‘Codification by Interpretation: The International Law Commission as an Interpreter of International Law’.

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KFG Working Paper Series: Working Paper No. 30

Working Paper No. 30, “The Double-facing Foreign Relations Function of the Executive and Its Self-enforcing Obligation to Comply with International Law“ by Campbell McLachlan has been published.

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Public Event: Thomas Franck Lecture by Prof. em. Dr. Alain Pellet

On 13 May 2019, the Research Group hosted a Thomas Franck Lecture by Professor em. Alain Pellet on “Values and Power Relations – The “Disillusionment” of International Law”.

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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.

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