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Public Event: Thomas Franck Lecture by Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

On 4 February 2019, the Research Group will host a Thomas Franck Lecture by Professor Laurence Boisson de Chazournes on “The Paris Climate Change instruments as a blueprint for new legal approaches?”.

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KFG welcomes new senior fellow: Liliana Obregón

On 1 January 2019, Prof. Dr. Liliana Obregón joined the Research Group as a new senior fellow.

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Latest contribution by KFG fellow Malcolm Jorgensen

‘International Law Cannot Save the Rules-Based Order’

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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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