Institute of International and European Law
European Citizens' Initiative 10 years on: An ECI for the next generation
In the context of the ECI Day 2022 “The European Citizens’ Initiative 10 years on: ready for the future?”, Dr. Yilly Pacheco, Research Fellow from the Department of International Economic and Environmental Law, will present the results of the Erasmus+ project “ECI from A to Z” jointly developed by the universities of Göttingen, Coimbra (Portugal), Vigo (Spain) and Iasi (Romania). Dr. Pacheco is one of the speakers in the session “An ECI for the next generation”, which aims at exploring and discussing the growing use of the ECI by young activists, how this changed over time and what can be done so that more young people embrace this opportunity for participation in EU policy-making. The event, marking the 10th anniversary of the ECI, is hosted by the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels, and organized in collaboration with the European Citizen Action Service, the ECI Campaign, Democracy International, and the Bertelsmann Foundation. Further information.
Erasmus+ Project “European Citizens' Initiative: A Tool for Engagement and Active Citizenship. ECI: From A to Z”
The Department for International Economic and Environmental Law (Prof. Dr. Peter-Tobias Stoll) is looking for 20 students interested in a dynamic and collaborative project with other universities across Europe about the European Citizens' Initiative. The project “ECI: From A to Z” aims to develop skills of bachelor, Staatsexamen, and master students to co-construct, create, and launch their own citizens’ initiatives. The selected students will engage in an international experience with tutors, professors, and fellow participants from the universities of Coimbra (Portugal), Vigo (Spain), and Iasi (Romania). Recognition of ECTS credits is possible as Studium generale. Students from the Law Faculty will obtain a foreign language certificate (Fremdsprachennachweis).
To apply, please, send us your CV and a motivation letter (max 2 pages) in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Deadline: 10 March 2022. For more information, click here.
Web Talk: The Chamber of Secrets vs. Fantastic Beasts: How Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court Regulates the Information Society
Jack Balkin (Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment and Director of the Information Society of Yale Law School) will interview Andreas Paulus (Justice of Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court and law professor of University of Göttingen). The conversation will cover recent developments of the jurisprudence of Germany’s supreme constitutional court in a comparative perspective and address a wide range of key issues including free speech, data privacy, the right to forget, and Internet regulation.
Pleased email heather.branch[at]yale.edu for the zoom link.
Seminar "EU trade policy and sustainable development" (Prof. Stoll): Registration still possible
In the seminar "EU trade policy and sustainable development" by Prof. Stoll, a second introductory meeting will take place on 26 October at 6 pm. A prior registration is still possible. All information about the seminar and registration can be found here.
Webtalk: 70 Years German Federal Constitutional Court: Hüterin der Grundrechte oder politischer Bremsklotz?
On the occasion of the Federal Constitutional Court's 70th anniversary journalist Dr. Claudia Kornmeier, Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger, former Federal Minister of Justice, and Professor Dr. Andreas Paulus, Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court discussed the development of the Grundgesetz by the Federal Constitutional Court in a webtalk. A recording of the event is available here.
Study on potential Trade Agreement between EU and Africa
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
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: Climate Change before the Courts
In the Winter Semester of 2021/22 Prof. Dr. Andreas Paulus, Judge at the Federal Constitutional Court, and Dr. Felix Lange, LL.M. (NYU), M.A. are holding a joint seminar on the topic of “Climate change before the courts”. An introductory meeting is planned for 2 November 2021 at 2 pm. Consult the seminar announcement for further information.
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.
New publication: Prof. Paulus/Dipl.-Jur. Nölscher in Investitionsschutz, Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit und Rechtsstaat in der EU
Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court 2019 - German National Rounds
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com.
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.