News Collection

Andreas von Arnauld, How to Illegalize Past Injustice: Reinterpreting the Rules of Intertemporality

Feb 04, 2021


European Journal of International Law (forthcoming), prepublished as Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law & International Law (MPIL) Research Paper No. 2020-49, Available at SSRN: or

„Völkerrechtliche Tagesthemen“ (in German) have started again

Dec 16, 2020

We are pleased to inform you that our presentation and discussion series (‘Völkerrechtliche Tagesthemen') on current issues regarding international law and European law has started up again after a corona-related break. This semester, it takes place in virtual format via zoom. Here is the zoom link:

Please note that presentations and discussions are held in German.

A short explanation of the series can be found here:

Further information and a teaser video can be found on the German page of the series:

Job Vacancies in International Organisations – Support by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Aug 06, 2019

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is supporting applicants with their search for job vacancies in international organisations through different pools and websites.
The most important information is now available on the WSI homepage:




“Wortwechsel” – Radio Discussion concerning the Topic of Sea Rescue with Prof. Nele Matz-Lück

Aug 05, 2019


On 12 July 2019 Prof. Nele Matz-Lück, alternate director of the Walther-Schücking- Institute, participated as a discussion guest in the format “Wortwechsel” of the radio station Deutschlandfunk Kultur addressing the topic of sea rescue; “Diskussion um Seenotrettung: Enden Recht und Moral auf dem Mittelmeer?”
A recording of the interview can currently be found on the website of the radio station:


Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court – Searching for participants for Team Kiel!

May 20, 2019


Kiel goes Göttingen, goes Washington!

Like every year there will be a moot court team from Kiel University taking part at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition ( in the upcoming winter semester 2019/20.


We would like to highlight our deadline for applications on June 10, 2019 (contact:

Also we would like to invite you to our information event on May 28, 2019 at 6:15 PM, R. 03.07, Westring 400, involving a show pleading.

We are looking forward to your interest!

Panel Discussion: Full-Face Veil on Campus- Limits of Tolerance?

Series of Lectures: Alternative Approaches on Jurisprudence- Diversity and Differences as Substantial and Methodical Programme

Apr 01, 2019

Save the date!


We would like to draw attention to the series of lectures: 'Alternative Approaches to Jurisprudence- Diversity and Differences as Substantial and Methodical Programme':

Selma Gather, Feministische Perspektiven auf das Recht: April 25, 2019, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM, CAP2 – Hörsaal A


Krankheitsdingt ersatzlos abgesagt - Juana Remus, Queer-feministische Perspektiven auf das Recht: May 23, 2019, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM, CAP2 – Hörsaal E


Judith Hackmack, Postkoloniale Perspektiven auf das Recht: June 20, 2019, 6:00 PM–8:00 PM, CAP2 – Hörsaal F


The purpose of this three-part lecture series is to engage with jurisprudential methods besides the 'classic' teachings which are specifically designated to address differences - such as gender and sexual identity, class and origin.


The lectures will be followed by a small reception to which we would like to invite you together with the speakers.

Sponsored by the 'Diversitätsfonds und die zentrale Gleichstellungsbeauftragte der CAU'

You can find further information about the lectures here:

contact: Sarah Imani, Jens Theilen, Katharina Wommelsdorff

Seminar Registrations for the Summer Term 2019

Mar 25, 2019

During the summer term 2019 Prof. von Arnauld and Prof. Dr. von der Decken each offer one seminar (‘Grenzen im Völker- und Europarecht’ and  ‘Die Zerstörung von Kulturgut und die Antworten des Völkerrechts‘).
Registrations can be made via OLAT.

2. Walther Schücking Lecture - Christine Chinkin: "Women, Peace and Security: An Agenda for Tackling Violence against Women in the Contemporary World?"

Nov 30, 2018 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM

Audimax, Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2, Hörsaal A

Prof. Dr. Nele- Matz-Lück appointed ad hoc judge for the ECtHR

Jul 11, 2018

In June 2018, the German government appointed Prof. Dr. Matz-Lück ad hoc judge to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) for a period of two years.

Our Biweekly Lecture and Discussion Forum – ‘Völkerrechtliche Tagesthemen’ Is Starting This Week

Apr 12, 2018

The first session of our forum ‘Völkerrechtliche Tagesthemen’ is starting this Wednesday, 18 April with a presentation held in English. The event is open to the interested public. For more information and dates, please go to: We are looking forward to seeing you there!