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Call for Applications: Junior Fellowships with the Research Group

The Research Group is looking for new Junior Fellows with a doctorate in international law, international relations or political philosophy. For more information see the Call for Applications for Junior Fellowships.

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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.

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KFG Working Paper Series: Working Paper No. 39

Working Paper No. 39, “Rise and Decline of International Rule of Law: Case of Non-State Armed Actors“ by Hyeran Jo has been published.

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Public Event: "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, we would like to invite you to a panel discussion about

"Human Rights in Crisis - Challenged human rights protection as sign of a transformation of international law?"

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

Chair: Dr. Nina Reiners (University of Potsdam)

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?

The discussion will take place on Saturday, 9 June 2018, from 7.30 pm to 9 pm, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, room 2014 A (east wing, 1st floor).

Please note that a ticket for the Long Night of the Sciences is necessary to attend. Tickets (adults: 14 Euros, family ticket: 27 Euros) can be purchased at all S-Bahn and BVG ticket machines and points-of- sale. More information can be found here: www.langenachtderwissenschaften.de

We look forward to welcoming you.

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