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Seminar on EU Trade and Investment for Sustainable Development

08.01.2021
The Jean Monnet Chair 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.

Seminar on christian seefaring

28.10.2020
Im Wintersemester 2020/21 bietet der Lehrstuhl für internationales Wirtschafts- und Umweltrecht ein Seminar zum Thema "Die christliche Seefahrt - theologische und juristische Perspektiven" an. Aktuell sind noch Seminarplätze zu vergeben. Die nächste Vorbesprechung findet am 4. November um 18:15 Uhr statt. Einen Teilnahmelink hierzu erhalten Sie auf Anfrage. Weitere Informationen zum Seminar und zur Bewerbung finden Sie hier.

Seminar on EU Sustainable Development

22.07.2020
The Jean Monnet Chair offers a seminar on "European Union Sustainable Development: from Concept to Acion" to advanced students. The European Union is a strong supporter of the principle of sustainable development – internationally as well as internally. The seminar will explore the legal foundations of the principle and means to implement it both globally and within the EU, including EU trade agreements, law of climate change, emission control and nature protection. Further information can be found here.

Seminar on christian seefaring

22.07.2020
In Wintersemester 2020/21, a seminar about "Christian Seefaring- theological und legal perspektives" will be offered to advanced students. The seminar is offered in cooperation with Prof. Kaufmann, chair for christian history at the theological faculty. It examnies the surprisingly diverse relationship between theology und law in the field of seefaring. The seminar will be held in German language. Further information can be found here.

Paper on the future of the WTO

10.05.2020
Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll, holder of the Jean Monnet chair "European Union and Global Sustainable Development Through Law", has published a research paper about the World Trade Organization (WTO) and its ability to withstand profound political challenges. The paper with the title "A Washington wake-up call and hybrid governance for world trade" has been published in the journal "Questions of International Law". The WTO is currently affected by multiple actions of the US administration, that challenge its core principles. The paper can be read here.

Seminar on the current developments of Brexit

08.03.2020
The Jean Monnet Chair offers a seminar on the Brexit and its current developments to advanced students in summer semester 2020. On 31 January, the United Kingdom has left the European Union. The seminar will address the legal consequences, analyze the so-called Withdrawal Agreement and discuss current developments, particularly the negotiations on an agreement on the future relations. The introductory meeting is supposed to take place on 14 April at 6 pm in the Library of the Institute for International Law and European Law. Participants of the introductory meeting of Wednesday 29 January are admitted automatically. Participants can receive a language certificate. Further information can be found here.

Guest Lecture about Nord Stream 2

15.01.2020
On 21.01.2020, Bernd Westphal will deliver a guest lecture on Nord Stream 2 in German and European foreign policy. Bernd Westphal is a member of the Bundestag and the spokesperson on economic and energy policy of the SPD parliamentary group. The underwater gas pipeline Nord Stream 2 is designed to transport 55 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia directly into the European Union. However, the project is politically highly controversial. In nearly no other field of the energy and foreign economy, geostrategical interests of important global players (EU, USA, Russia, Poland, Ukraine) are more conflicting. The lecture starts at 4:15 pm in hall ZHG 001. It is part of the lecture European Law I by Dr. Till Patrik Holterhus, MLE., LL.M. (Yale) and is hosted by the Jean Monnet Chair. Event Poster

Seminar on the European Green Deal

06.01.2020
The Jean Monnet Chair offers a seminar on the new "European Green Deal" to advanced students. The Green Deal was recently announced by the new European Commission. It aims at making the EU climate-neutral by 2050, protecting natural habitats, unlocking economic growth and promoting employment by way of an inclusive transition. The seminar will address the legal aspects of this ambitious project, including EU and international dimensions. Introductory meetings will take place on 29 January and 16 April at 6 pm in the Library of the Institute for International Law and European Law. Participants can receive a language certificate. Further information can be found here.

Seminar on current developments in International Economic Law

08.07.2019
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" to advanced students. The course will adress, 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.

"The Rule of Law in international and Domestic Contexts" – The Research Forum of the European Society of International Law, Göttingen, 4th and 5th April 2019

22.04.2019
Does rule of law exist in the spheres of international law and European law? An if so, how can it be maintained in times of contestation? Such questions were the issue at this year's Research Forum of the European Society of International Law in Göttingen on the 4th and 5th April 2019. 160 legal scholars travelled to Göttingen in order to discuss the imminent questions with respect to the rule of law. The Research Forum was organised by the European Society of International Law (ESIL) together with holder of the Jean Monnet Chair for 'European Union and Global Sustainable Development Through Law', Prof. Peter-Tobias Stoll. The Forum offered a number of panels on historic, theoretical and economic aspects of the rule of law. Full report