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KFG Workshop: “Decline or Transformation? Norm Change and Values in International Law”

On 24 and 25 November 2017, Heike Krieger and Andrea Liese will be hosting the KFGs first Workshop. Convening renown scholars from international law and political science, the Workshop will scrutinize from an interdisciplinary perspective how international norms and their underlying values are changing.

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Public Event: Thomas Franck Lecture by Angelika Nußberger

“From high hopes to disillusionment? Human rights protection in Europe in an ever more hostile environment”, 30 November 2017, 6.15 pm, room 213, Unter den Linden 9

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Public Event: Thomas Franck Lecture by Andrea Bianchi

“'The Unbearable Lightness of International Law'”, 4 December 2017, 6.15 pm, room 213, Unter den Linden 9

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Working Papers


KFG Working Paper Series No. 1

The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline? - Points of Departure

Heike Krieger & Georg Nolte - Download PDF PDF

Abstract

The paper undertakes a preliminary assessment of current developments of international law for the purpose of mapping the ground for a larger research project. The research project pursues the goal of determining whether public international law, as it has developed since the end of the Cold War, is continuing its progressive move towards a more human-rights- and multi-actor-oriented order, or whether we are seeing a renewed emphasis of more classical elements of international law. In this context the term "international rule of law" is chosen to designate the more recent and "thicker" understanding of international law. The paper discusses how it can be determined whether this form of international law continues to unfold, and whether we are witnessing challenges to this order which could give rise to more fundamental reassessments.


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