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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 Angelika Nußberger


On 30 November 2017, the Research Group hosted a Thomas Franck Lecture by Professor Angelika Nußberger, Vice-President of the European Court of Human Rights on the topic

“From high hopes to disillusionment? Human rights protection in Europe in an ever more hostile environment”.

Angelika Nußberger is the German judge at the European Court of Human Rights and since February 2017 Vice-President of the court. She is a professor for constitutional, international and comparative law at the University of Cologne where she is also the director of the Institute of Eastern European Law. From 2004 to 2010, she was member of the Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations of the International Labour Organisation, and from 2006 to 2010 substitute member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe. Her areas of research include the development of the constitutional jurisdiction, the influence of public international law on the development of the law in central and Eastern Europe, international social law, and the transformation of the social security systems in the states of central and Eastern Europe.


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