Welcome to the Jean Monnet Chair

The Jean Monnet Chair, headed by Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll conducts teaching and research on sustainable development at European and global level as a visible key reference area for European studies on European integration.

It is located at the Department of International Economic and Environmental Law within the Institute of International and European Law as part of the University’s Faculty of Law.

Yet, the Chair’s activities are designed not only to serve students and academics with a background in law, but also those of other programs which address sustainability-related topics from a disciplinary point of view.

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International Law in Athens

From 12 - 14 September 2019, the Jean Monnet Chair participated in the annual conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL). The conference took place in Athens and focused on the legal concept of sovereignty. Prof. Dr. Stoll, Head of the Jean Monnet Chair, gave the opening speech for the workshop of the Interest Group on International Economic Law. Earlier this year, the Jean Monnet Chair had hosted the ESIL Research Forum 2019 in Göttingen.


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Indigenous and Environment

16 September 2019. If you are unfamiliar with the concept of indigenous peoples, you have probably checked out the Wikipedia entry of this word before starting to read this article. (Moreover, in case you are familiar with this concept, you have already read the Wikipedia’s entry on indigenous peoples). Accordingly, on Wikipedia’s page on indigenous peoples, you looked at persons standing in beautiful landscapes and read the following paragraph ... Full Blog Post.


Upcoming Lectures

16 September 2019. In the upcoming winter semester, the Jean Monnet Chair team members will offer a variety of lectures and seminars. A seminar on "Current Developments in International Economic Law and the EU" and lectures on "International and European Environmental Law and Sustainable Development", "International and European Economic Law", "European Law I" and "European Administrative Law" impart in-depth knowledge of European and Sustainability Law. Details.


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US-Peru PTA: Forest Protection

29 August 2019. A recent dispute on environmental matters under a Preferential Trade Agreement, involving forest issues for the very first time, indicates that further developments might be expected in terms of sustainable development and environmental protection. A new paper offers an overall assessment on the enforcement of the environmental chapter of the US-Peru PTA in force since 2009, which contains strong provisions to tackle trade associated with illegal logging. Full Blog Post.


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Seminar on Economic Law

July 09, 2019. The Jean Monnet Chair offers a seminar on "Current Developments in International Economic Law and the EU WTO - Trade Agreements - Investment Law – Sustainable Development - China". The course will take place in Göttingen and Brussels. It adresses, amongst others, new trends in international investment law and recent EU trade agreements. The first introductory meeting will take place on Thursday, 16 July. Participants can receive a language certificate. Further information can be found here.


Writing School Workshop

On 28 June 2019, the Writing School of the Jean Monnet Chair organised the first workshop on “Basics of Journal Article Writing”, in cooperation with the International Writing Centre (ISZ) of Göttingen University. It was conducted by Dr. Ella Grieshammer, director of the ISZ. In the workshop, students and Ph.D. candidates learnt differences between writing seminar papers and journal articles and trained how to write abstracts, introductions, and conclusions for a research paper.


Introductory Meeting
Seminar: International Economic Law and the EU

Writing School: Academic writing

Protection of the Rule of Law in the European Union


Erasmus + Programme
UN Sustainable Development Goals