Public and International Law - Prof. Dr. Andreas L. Paulus

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Leading Commentary on the United Nations Charter published

The 4th Edition of the Oxford United Nations Charter Commentary has just been published. The current chair for public law, in particular international law at the University of Göttingen, Andreas Paulus, is co-publisher. The commentary includes, inter alia, contributions by members of the Institute for International Law and European Law at the University of Göttingen Prof. Dr. Andreas Paulus, Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll, and Dr. Matthias Lippold.

Oxford Commentary 4th ed

Interview: "Die Perspektive des Völkerrechts zum bewaffneten Konflikt in Israel und dem Gaza-Streifen" between Prof. Dr. Paulus and Stephan Detje for the German section of the International Commission of Jurists e.V.

Resolution adopted by the Council of the German Society for International Law, 17th November 2023
„The massacre perpetrated by Hamas on 7th October in the South of Israel and the war between Israel and Hamas, which has in a short period of time led to numerous fatalities and even more injuries on both sides, are appalling. The Council of the German Society for International Law underlines the significance of adhering to international law and the protection of the civil population. Specifically this means:
1. The criminal massacre by Hamas is to be condemned as a violation of fundamental human rights and international humanitarian law and is absolutely unjustifiable.
2. Hamas is obliged to unconditionally release all of the hostages it is holding. Until their release, Hamas is responsible for their life, their integrity and their treatment.
3. In the context of its self-defence, Israel is obliged to ensure that its offensive on the Gaza strip is proportionate.
4. In the military conflict all sides are obliged to comply with the provisions of international humanitarian law on the protection of civilians and protected sites, in particular hospitals.
5. In the context of Resolution 2712 (2023) of the UN Security Council, for as long as the armed conflict endures, both sides must facilitate longer pauses and the provision of corridors. Following a ceasefire, the civil population must be able to return and Gaza must be rebuilt.
6. In the long term, the aim must be to work towards a peaceful resolution to the Middle East conflict that is compatible with international law and in particular the law of self-determination of all participating parties.“

To remember Thomas Buergenthal, the Institute of International and European Law held a memorial event on Friday, October 13 2023. Einladung Buergenthal_eng

New Publications

staatsrecht 3 examinatorium

Prof. Dr. Andreas Paulus,
Staatsrecht III, Beck'sches Examinatorium
C.H. Beck, Munich, 2nd Edition 2021.

Oxford Handbook

Prof. Dr. Andreas Paulus, Jan-Henrik Hinselmann,
Paulus/Hinselmann, International Integration and Its Counter-Limits: A German Constitutional Perspective, in:
The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law
hrsg. von Curtis A. Bradley, New York: Oxford University Press, 2019.

GoJIL 2018 1

Prof. Dr. Andreas Paulus, Johann Ruben Leiss,
Constitutionalism and the Mechanics of Global Law Transfers
Goettingen Journal of International Law 9 (2018) 1, Special Ed. Holterhus, Seite 35 - 69.

GG Kommentar

Prof. Dr. Andreas Paulus,
Paulus/Starck, Artikel 5, in:
v.Mangoldt/Klein/Starck, Kommentar zum Grundgesetz
hrsg. von Peter-M. Huber und Andreas Voßkuhle, München: C. H. Beck, 7. Aufl. 2018.


The Charter of the United Nations: A Commentary, Third Edition, edited by Bruno Simma, Daniel-Erasmus Khan, Georg Nolte and Andreas Paulus, Oxford University Press 2012.

il dritto

Prof. Dr. Andreas Paulus,
Relevance and Primacy of EU Law in the German Legal Order: Legal Theories and Constitutional Jurisprudence, in: Palmisano, Il Diritto Internazionale ed Europeo nei Giudizi Interni
hrsg. von Giuseppe Palmisano, Naples: Editoriale Scientifica, 2020.

cynical int law

Prof. Dr. Andreas Paulus,
From Judicialisation to Politicisation? A Response to Daniel Quiroga-Villamarín by an Academic Turned Practitioner, in: Cynical International Law?
hrsg. von Björnstjern Baade, Linus Mührel, Alicia Köppen, Raphael Schäfer, Dana Burchardt, Lena Riemer, Prisca Feihle, Berlin: Springer, 2021.

stranck diss

Oliver Strank,
Common Concern of Humankind im Völkerrecht
Berlin: Springer 2020


Torben Bührer,
Das Menschenwürdekonzept der Europäischen Menschenrechtskonvention,
Berlin: Duncker & Humbolt 2020.

Fink Dissertation groß

Matthäus Fink,
Umweltvölkerrechtlicher Gebietsschutz im internationalen Investitionsschutzrecht - ein Beitrag zum gegenseitigen Verhältnis völkerrechtlicher Subsysteme,
Köln: Carl Heymanns Verlag 2019.

Dissertaion Meinungsfreiheit Müller Groß

Martin Müller-Kolodziej,
Meinungsfreiheit in Ost und West, Ein Vergleich der Rechtssysteme von Deutschland, Japan, Hongkong und China unter Berücksichtigung völkerrechtlicher und kultureller Normen,
Köln: Carl Heymanns Verlag 2019.