Paper on the future of the WTO10.05.2020
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 Brexit08.03.2020
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 215.01.2020
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 Deal06.01.2020
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 Law08.07.2019
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 201922.04.2019
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