Institute of International and European Law

Institute of International and European Law


Study on potential Trade Agreement between EU and Africa
25.06.2021

Would it make sense for the EU to conclude a trade agreement with the newly founded African Continental Free Trade Area and its members? What would it look like and what steps would have to be taken? In an interdisciplinary study by the Gesellschaft für internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Prof. Stoll and Malte Gutt from the Institute and Prof. Bernhard Brümmer and Dr. Bernhard Dalheimer from the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Development of the University see a potential for such an agreement. The agreement and its preparation and negotiation must take into account the specifics of African-European economic relations and the sustainable development goals. The study can be downloaded here as PDF.



Study on Extraterritorial Sanctions for the European Parliament
22.03.2021
Economic sanctions are frequently used in foreign policy and turned out to be effective in a number of specific cases. Their legality stands in question, where sanctions target third countries and businesses. Potential responses have been outlined in a study for the INTA Committee by Prof. Stoll (Göttingen) , Prof. Blockmans (Leiden, Brussels), Dr. Hagemejer (Warsaw) and Prof. Maurer (Innsbruck), "Extraterritorial sanctions on trade and investments and European responses". The study can be downloaded here.

Seminar announcement
08.01.2021
Prof. Stoll offers a seminar on "EU Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development" in summer semester 2021. The seminar will deal with recent EU international trade and investment agreements and trade policy initiatives. It will focus on how these agreements and initiatives aim at promoting sustainable development in global perspective. Introductory meetings will take place online on 2 February and 7 April at 6 pm. Participants receive the language certificate. Further information can be found here.

GoJIl Student Essay Competition

The Goettingen Journal of International Law (www.gojil.eu) seeks contributions on the topic

International Law in Times of a Pandemic (Deadline: 1st August 2021).

Over two million deaths are currently attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic. As vaccines become available, an end to the crisis seems in sight. However, not all countries are able to access vaccines easily for the benefit of their populations. Moreover, the emergence of coronavirus mutations and, by extension, the danger of increasing infection rates are matters of ongoing concern.
The pandemic continues, thus, to be omnipresent in our lives and gives rise to a number of legal questions, including in international law. GoJIL is seeking student contributions that explore such questions from novel and interesting perspectives.
For further information, please see here.

PACE elects former professor of the institute Anja Seibert-Fohr judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Germany

The Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) today elected Anja Seibert-Fohr as judge to the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Germany. Ms Seibert-Fohr, having obtained a relative majority of votes cast, is elected judge of the European Court of Human Rights for a term of office of nine years which shall commence as from 1 January 2020.


New publication: Prof. Paulus/Dipl.-Jur. Nölscher in Investitionsschutz, Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und Rechtsstaat in der EU

Investitionsschutz Andreas L. Paulus/Patrick Nölscher, Eigentum und Investitionsschutz nach dem Urteil des Bundesverfassungsgerichts zum Atomausstieg, in: Prof. Dr. Markus Ludwigs and Prof. Dr. Oliver Remien (eds.), Investitionsschutz, Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und Rechtsstaat in der EU, p. 133-168, Baden Baden: Nomos, 2019.
This book collects the articles and discussions presented at the European Law Days 2017 in Würzburg, Germany.






Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court 2019 - German National Rounds
Jessup19 Also this year a team of four students will represent the University of Göttingen in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. The young international lawyers will defend respectively their fictitious States Aurok, Applicant, and Rakkab, Respondent.
The national rounds will take place from February 20, 2019 to February 24, 2019 in Hamburg. The two best German Teams will participate in the international rounds from March 31, 2019 to April 6, 2019 in Washington D.C.
This year's compromis deals with questions of State responsibility, protection of biodiverstiy, cultural and religious rights of indigenous people and patentability of traditional knowledge.
For more information about the Jessup Moot Court Team Göttingen visit its homepage or Facebook.


Vacancy notice: Scientific research assisatant
The chair for general international law at the Institute of International and European Law has a vacancy available for a scientific research assistant. The post entails 20 hours a week and will start on the 1st of April 2019 for the period for at least two years. It is possible to write a PhD thesis during that time.
Relevant qualifications: First German State Examination (grade: 9 points or more), high team spirit, expert knowledge in International Public Law.
Job profile: research, participation in the preparation of lectures and publications, teaching.
Interested applicants should submit their written applications (including copy of their CV, graduation diploma, proof of their academic performance) postally or via mail until the 15th of February. Address: Professor Dr. Andreas Paulus, Institut für Völkerrecht, Platz der Göttinger Sieben 5, 37073 Göttingen, intlaw@jura.uni-goettingen.de.

You may find more detailed information in the vacancy notice (available in German only).


Vacancy notice: Student research assistant
The chair for general international law at the Institute of International and European Law has a vacancy available for a student research assistant. The post entails 20 hours a month and will start at the latest on the 1st of April 2019. The responsibilities and duties especially include the general work at the chair (research, participation in the preparation of lectures and publications as well as research projects and events). Interested applicants should submit their written applications (including copy of their CV, graduation diploma, proof of their academic performance) via mail until the 14th of February, 12 o’clock to the following e-mail: intlaw@jura.uni-goettingen.de.

You may find more detailed information in the vacancy notice .

2019 ESIL Research Forum
On Thursday, 4 and Friday, 5 April 2019, the Institute of International and European Law will host the European Society of International Law's annual Research Forum. The ESIL Research Forum is a scholarly conference that promotes engagement with research in progress by members of the Society. It has a small and intensive format targeting scholars at an early stage of their careers. The selected speakers will receive comments on their paper presentations from members of the ESIL Board and invited experts during the Forum. For more Information click here.