Call for Papers: Opening Access, Closing the Knowledge Gap?
International law is, by definition, a global discipline. Yet in practice, scholarly discourse often remains hampered by the borders of national publishing cultures and fora. The voices that are most...
- The Concrete Utopia of Human Rights
The ‘Virtue of Failure’
In his most recent book ‘Die konkrete Utopie der Menschenrechte’ [‘The Concrete Utopia of Human Rights’], Wolfgang Kaleck ventures to square the circle of delineating a future vision of human...
- Defining Ecocide
Defining Ecocide – An Interview with Christina Voigt
Wrapping up our Symposium ‘Defining Ecocide’, Christina Voigt, member of the Independent Expert Panel, explains her views on the definition of ecocide. In a conversation with Justine Batura, Philipp Eschenhagen...
- Defining Ecocide
Introducing the Symposium on the Draft Definition of Ecocide
The proposed definition of a novel international crime of ecocide - unveiled on 22 June by the StopEcocide initiative - has been discussed widely across the international law blogosphere and beyond....
- Contingency in International Law
Book Review Symposium: Contingency in International Law
Could international law have turned out differently? What were contingent crossings at which international law could have taken different avenues? And why might it be worth thinking counter-factually? Over the...
International, abwechslungsreich, politisch?
„Du studierst Völkerrecht? – Wirst du Diplomat*in?“ – so (oder so ähnlich) könnte man sich als aufstrebende*r Jurist*in im Schwerpunktstudium den Beginn einer Unterhaltung mit (fachfremden) Kommiliton*innen vorstellen. Auch wenn...
The initiative StopEcocide aims to amend the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC) by incorporating a fifth international crime: 'Ecocide'. To that end, it recently commissioned an independent expert drafting panel to draft a...
‘The ICJ then and now’ – interview with Professor Bruno Simma and Professor Georg Nolte
This year’s German National Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition hosted a high-profile interview featuring Professor Bruno Simma, former judge at the International Court of...
- Debating „Beyond Human Rights“
Beyond individual criminal responsibility?
Anne Peters’ most recent opus ‘Beyond Human Rights: The Legal Status of the Individual in International Law’ constitutes an outstanding and ground-breaking piece of scholarship that radically re-positions the individual...