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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: Public Panel Discussion "What Type of International Law?"

The Research Group takes great pleasure in inviting you to a public panel discussion "What Type of International Law?" on 26 September 2019.

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Public Event: Thomas Franck Lecture by Bardo Fassbender

On 13 November 2017, the Research Group hosted a Thomas Franck Lecture by Professor Bardo Fassbender, University of St. Gallen, on the topic

“The International Rule of Law and the United Nations Charter -
Original Design and Present Challenges”


Bardo Fassbender is Professor of International Law, European Law and Public Law at the University of St. Gallen. He was a Ford Foundation Senior Fellow in Public International Law at Yale University and a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence. He advised the Legal Counsel and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations on the subject of “Targeted sanctions of the UN Security Council and Due Process of Law”. His principal fields of research are public international law, United Nations law, comparative constitutional law and theory, and the history of international and constitutional law. His books include UN Security Council and the Right of Veto: A Constitutional Perspective (Kluwer Law International, 1998), and The United Nations Charter as the Constitution of the International Community (Martinus Nijhoff, 2009).


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