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#6 (Des-)information

Wahrheit und Fake News im Völkerrecht


Fake News und Desinformations-Kampagnen sind derzeit in aller Munde. Aber wann genau können wir überhaupt von Fake News sprechen? Gibt es völkerrechtliche Normen, die die Verbreitung von falschen oder manipulierten Informationen regeln? Und wie verhält sich das Völkerrecht zum Spiegelbild der (Des-)Informationsverbreitung, der Informationsgewinnung?

Isabel Lischewski erklärt im Grundlagenteil, wie Informationen durch Spionage gewonnen werden und ob das im Völkerrecht eigentlich zulässig ist. Im Interview spricht Sophie Schuberth mit Björnstjern Baade, der zum Thema Wahrheit im Recht habilitiert, über Desinformation und Fake News, alte, nicht angewendete Völkerrechtsverträge und warum chilling effects für die Meinungsfreiheit bei der Bekämpfung von Desinformation vermieden werden müssen.

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Moderation: Sophie Schuberth & Erik Tuchtfeld
Grundlagenteil: Dr. Isabel Lischewski
Interview: Dr. Björnstjern Baade & Sophie Schuberth

Schnitt: Daniela Rau & Philipp Eschenhagen
Technische Unterstützung: Anna Sophia Tiedeke


Sophie Schuberth
Sophie Schuberth is a visiting research fellow at the Minerva Center for Human Rights at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and a PhD-candidate in the Berlin Potsdam Research Group ‘The International Rule of Law- Rise or Decline?’ at Freie Universität Berlin. She is an editor at Völkerrechtsblog and co-host of the Völkerrechtspodcast.
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Erik Tuchtfeld

Erik Tuchtfeld is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg) and currently working as legal clerk at the Higher District Court of Celle. He studied law at the University of Buenos Aires and Heidelberg University, where he graduated in 2020. His research interests include comparative constitutional law, human rights law, in particular the right to privacy and freedom of expression, and the regulation of social media platforms.

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Isabel Lischewski

Dr. Isabel Lischewski is a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant with Prof. Dr. Nora Markard at WWU Münster. Her research interests lie in global governance, critical theory, and access to justice. She is an editor-in-chief at Völkerrechtsblog.

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Philipp Eschenhagen

Philipp Eschenhagen is a research associate at Bucerius Law School and a PhD candidate at the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law. He is an editor at Völkerrechtsblog.

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