- Progress and International Law: A Cursed Relationship?
Introducing the Symposium ‘Progress and International Law: A Cursed Relationship?’
The notion of progress is firmly embedded at the core of international law discourse. “When we speak of something as progressive, we assume that it is a desirable improvement compared...
The Birth of Global Environmentalism
50 years ago, at least three events occurred that had a major and lasting impact on the (legal) relationship between human and nature. The release of the photograph “The Blue...
All that Glitters Is Not Gold
On 29 April 2021, the German Federal Constitutional Court held that the provisions of the German Federal Climate Change Act “are incompatible with fundamental rights insofar as they lack sufficient...
Between fiction and reality: rights of nature in German television and before the ICJ
Last week, the German public free-TV channel ARD broadcast the film "Ökozid" ("ecocide"), commissioned by ARD and produced by the independent production company zero one film, set in 2034, in...