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KFG Working Paper Series: Working Paper No. 37

Working Paper No. 37, “How to Identify Customary International Law? – On the Final Outcome of the Work of the International Law Commission (2018)“ by Georg Nolte has been published.

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KFG Working Paper Series: Working Papers 32-36

Working Papers No. 32 – 36 by Julian Kulaga, James Devaney, Alain Pellet, Wayne Sandholtz and Konrad Neugebauer have been published.

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KFG welcomes new senior fellow: Monica Hakimi

On 1 June 2019, Prof. Monica Hakimi joined the Research Group as a new senior fellow.

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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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