Publications of the Walther Schücking Institute - Series

The series Publications of the Walther Schücking Institute constitutes the Institute’s second important publication body alongside the German Yearbook of International Law. It not only publishes eligible PhD and postdoctoral theses, which were supervised or examined by directors of the WSI, but also issues conference scripts of the Institute’s symposia and workshops as well as the anthology of the annual lecture series (‘Ringvorlesung’). While some volumes are published in English, most of the series is edited in German.

Topic suggestion for the series can be sent to Ms Tina Roeder, who will gladly receive them.

A selection of titles is listed down below. For more information on these volumes or other editions of the series, please visit the publisher’s homepage Duncker & Humblot.

Das Al Qaida-Sanktionsregime als Ausübung supranationaler Kompetenzen durch den Sicherheitsrat (The Sanctions Regime against al-Qaida as an expansion of supranational authority by the Security Council)

Beuren, John (ed.)

The Al-Qaeda Sanctions Regime, which is also directed against the so called Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant and other associated individuals, groups, undertakings, and entities, serves the United Nations as ‘standard setter’ in the field of sanctions policies. This work points out the supranational character of the regime, deals with the questions of its legality and legitimacy, and ends with a comprehensive proposal for reform.


Der Status von Gruppen im Völkerrecht (The Status of Groups in Public International Law)

Matz-Lück, Nele (ed.)

The question whether groups of people can be considered at least partial subjects of public international law is highly relevant and today more pressing than ever with certain groups, such as refugees or minorities, desperately seeking protection. The issue can be addressed from different perspectives and with a view to different examples. The collected essays consider the question whether and to what extent public international law affirms specific rights for groups of people such as refugees, minorities or indigenous peoples and how the relevant rights have developed.


Das UNESCO-Übereinkommen zum Schutz des Kultur- und Naturerbes der Welt und die Rechtsordnung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland (The UNESCO World Heritage Convention and the German Legal System)

Seifert, Philip

The UNESCO World Heritage Convention is one of the most famous international treaties with more than 190 States Parties. In 2009 the »Dresden Elbe Valley« has been the first cultural heritage site being delisted by a decision of the World Heritage Committee. The author analyses the multilateral convention as well as its implementation in the German legal system in order to avoid conflicts with the World Heritage System in the future.


Drittstaaten und die Jurisdiktion des Internationalen Gerichtshofs - die Monetary-Gold-Doktrin (Third States and the Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice - the Monetary Gold Doctrine)

Thienel, Tobias

The International Court of Justice may decide a case between States only with the consent of the parties. In the leading Monetary Gold case of 1954, the Court further held that it could not decide a case in which the parties had given their consent, but in which the rights and duties of a third State that had not consented and was not a party formed the very subject-matter of the case. This book examines the considerations of principle behind the Monetary Gold rule, as well as its application.


100 Years of Peace Through Law: Past and Future

Arnauld, Andreas von (ed.) | Matz-Lück, Nele (ed.) | Odendahl, Kerstin (ed.)

Since 1914, ‘Peace through Law’ is the guiding motto of the world's oldest university institute for public international law, the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law at the University of Kiel. Marking its 100th anniversary, an international conference assessed the contribution of international law to the maintenance and restoration of global peace and security. The present volume assembles the conference papers that address various questions of urgent topicality.