Research & Classes by the Institute for Agricultural Law


Research and teaching are equivalent at the Institute for Agricultural Law, which makes an important contribution to the maintenance and development of German, European and international agricultural law. In its development plan for the years 2011-2017, the Faculty of Law has emphasized the extension of the research focus to "Legal consequences of the change of economic and social structure for rural areas". Based on this, agricultural law as a subarea could be integrated into the new “Schwerpunktbereich” 9: "Governance, regulation, administration". Thus, in Göttingen, since the end of the 1970s, agricultural law has again become an ordinary subject at a faculty of law at a German university. This includes the courses "Agricultural Law" and "Agricultural and Environmental Law" as well as a "Seminar on Agricultural Law". This integration of agricultural law to the faculty is to be strengthened in the current development plan. Since summer term 2014, the events on agricultural law have also been opened to law students. In winter term 2015/2016, 158 students attended the lecture Agricultural law. In the summer term 2016, 325 students from the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences participated in the event Agricultural and Environmental Law. The agricultural law seminar is regularly fully booked.

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:

  • Institutionenökonomische Analyse und Ansätze zur Verbesserung der Organisation und Bewirtschaftung im Kleinprivatwald der Universität Göttingen und des Thünen-Instituts, Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V., seit 01.12.2020 – 30.11.2023

  • Juristische Begleitung der DFG-Forschungsgruppe 2591 „Severtiy Assessment in Animal Based Research“, DFG, seit 01.01.2020 – 31.12.2021

  • Global Animal Law, seit 2020

  • Landwirtschaftliche Förderbanken in Deutschland und Europa -Rechtliche Strukturen eines gemeinsamen europäischen Wertes-, Landwirtschaftliche Rentenbank, seit 01.06.2020 – 31.05.2021

  • Agrarbeihilfen und Wettbewerbsrecht, ILR, seit 2017

  • Digitalisierung in der Landwirtschaft, ILR, seit 2016

  • Deutsch-Kolumbianisches Friedensinstitut (DKFI), DAAD, seit 2016

  • Die Grundlagen des Agrarrechts, ILR und Universität Luzern sowie Wien, seit 2015

  • Weiterbildungsprojekt "AgriCareerNet", Agrarwissenschaftlichen Fakultät, gefördert vom BMBF, seit 2015

  • Research Projects at the Institute of Public Law

    The central research subjects of this department are foreign public law and comparative law in the field of public law.
    In addition to the methodology of comparative law, the department focuses on questions of comparative constitutional law, especially in the area of fundamental and human rights protection. On the other hand, the department deals with selected areas of comparative administrative law. The current focus is on general administrative law (e-government, transparency, instruments of administrative action), administrative procedural law, public economic law and environmental law.

    CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS:
    Datenschutz und Dateneigentum:
  • Data Protection as a Limit to Communication Rights - A General Vision of Data Protection in Europe, in: Loreto Corredoira (Editor), Ignacio Bel (Editor), Rodrigo Cetina Presuel (Editor), The Handbook of Communication Rights, Law, and Ethics, Hoboken, New Jersey 2021, S. 159-170

  • Ein Governance-Rahmen für landwirtschaftliche Daten, AUR 2021, S. 122-128

  • Staatszielbestimmung Ernährungssicherheit / Landwirtschaft:
  • Die Bedeutung der (Verfassungs-) Rechtsvergleichung für den europäischen Staaten- und Verfassungsverbund: Die Methode der Rechtsvergleichung im Öffentlichen Recht, in: Christian Calliess (Hrsg.), Verfassungswandel im europäischen Staaten- und Verfassungsverbund, Tübingen 2007, S. 153-166

  • Deutschland: Landwirtschaft im Grundgesetz - in schlechter Verfassung?, in: Norer (Hrsg.) Landwirtschaft und Verfassungsrecht - Initiativen, Zielbestimmungen, rechtlicher Gehalt, Tagungsband der 4. Luzerner Agrarrechtstage 2014, Dike Verlag AG, Zürich/St. Gallen, 2015, S. 47 – 67

  • Die verfassungsrechtliche Dimension der Landwirtschaft, in: Wertermittlungsforum (WF) 4/2017, S. 142 - 149

  • 50 Jahre AUR - Auf der Suche nach der verfassungsrechtlichen Dimension der Landwirtschaft, in AUR 2020 S. 324 - 327

  • Der "Schutz der Grundlagen der menschlichen Ernährung" als Staatsziel, AUR 2021, S. 161

  • Göttingen Handbook for Latin American Law:
    Dirección: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Kai Ambos/ Prof. Dr. José Martinez (editores)
    Fecha: 2021-2023
    El proyecto “Göttingen Handbook for Latin American Law” reúne a expertos y expertas de diferentes países, en su mayoría de América Latina, que elaborarán artículos sobre temas de interés transnacional e intracontinental partiendo de un ordenamiento jurídico con transcendencia continental e integrando experiencias y prácticas jurídicas de otros países.
    Entre otros, el libro abordará temas desde una perspectiva del derecho público, con un especial enfoque en el Derecho constitucional y penal comparado. En el ámbito del derecho penal incluye el Derecho Penal Internacional (la persecución de crímenes internacionales a nivel nacional y la relación entre género y justicia transicional), el Derecho Penal (aspectos de legalidad y proporcionalidad, pero también cuestiones respecto a la prevención y la justicia restaurativa), el Derecho Procesal Penal (procedimientos abreviados, descuentos de penas por arrepentimiento, aspectos de la prueba en el proceso penal y el juicio por jurados). Además, el libro abordará temas más amplios de la justicia criminal, como, por ejemplo, la política de drogas, la corrupción, la impunidad y el populismo penal. En el ámbito de Derecho constitucional comparado se plantearán, entre otros temas, el concepto iberoamericano de democracia, de separación de poderes, de regímenes de excepción y de estado social.
    El libro será publicado por la editorial alemana Nomos en inglés con open access.

    English version:
    Editors: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Kai Ambos / Prof. Dr. José Martinez
    Date: 2021-2023
    The project “Göttingen Handbook for Latin American Law” brings together authors from different countries, in their majority from Latin America. The authors will elaborate essay-like papers regarding topics of transnational and regional (Latin American) interest from their national perspective but will integrate experiences and legal practices from other Latin American jurisdictions.
    The envisaged publication will take a public law perspective, with a special focus on comparative constitutional and criminal law. The area of criminal law will include international criminal law (the persecution of international crimes at a national level and the relation between gender and transitional justice), criminal law (aspects of legality and proportionality, but also questions of prevention and restorative justice), criminal procedure (abbreviated procedures, sentencing reductions based on remorse/ following a guilty plea, evidence and jury trials). Moreover, the book will address broader criminal justice topics, such as, drug policies, corruption, impunity and penal populism. Regarding comparative constitutional law the book will examine, among others, the following subjects: the Ibero-American concept of democracy, the separation of powers, state of emergency and derogation and the welfare state.
    The book will be published by the German publisher Nomos in English via open access.