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

The Berlin Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?” hosted a Thomas Franck Lecture by Professor em. Alain Pellet, University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, on

"Values and Power Relations – The “Disillusionment” of International Law".

Alain Pellet taught Public International Law at the University Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, where he was Director of the Centre de Droit International. Between 1990 and 2011, he was a Member of the United Nations International Law Commission and acted as Chair in 1997. He has been Counsel for numerous governments and for international organisations. He has been and is counsel and advocate in about fifty cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, as well as in several arbitrations cases, in particular investment cases. He is President of the French Society of International Law and Member of the Institut de Droit international. He has authored numerous books and articles.

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