KFOR 2235/3: The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline? – Zur Rolle des Völkerrechts im globalen Wandel


The Kolleg-Forschergruppe examines the role of international law in a changing global order. Can we, under the current significantly changing conditions, still observe an increasing juridification of international relations based on a universal understanding of values, or are we, to the contrary, rather facing a tendency towards an informalization or a reformalization of international law, or even an erosion of international legal norms? Would it be appropriate to revisit classical elements of international law in order to react to structural changes, which may give rise to a more polycentric or non-polar world order? Or are we simply observing a slump in the development towards an international rule of law based on a universal understanding of values? What role can, and should, international law play in the future?
The Kolleg-Forschergruppe examines the role of international law in a changing global order. Can we, under the current significantly changing conditions, still observe an increasing juridification of international relations based on a universal understanding of values, or are we, to the contrary, rather facing a tendency towards an informalization or a reformalization of international law, or even an erosion of international legal norms? Would it be appropriate to revisit classical elements of international law in order to react to structural changes, which may give rise to a more polycentric or non-polar world order? Or are we simply observing a slump in the development towards an international rule of law based on a universal understanding of values? What role can, and should, international law play in the future?


Principal investigators
Nolte, Georg Prof. Dr. (Details) (Public Law / Public Law and International Law)

Duration of project
Start date: 07/2020
End date: 06/2024

Research Areas
Public Law

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