In their project "Conditions for successful governance in the conflict between humanitarianism and sovereignty" Dr Simone Wisotzki, Professor Dr Harald Müller and Gregor Hofmann (Research Department I) examine the role of states' justice claims in multilateral negotiations.
The research project analyzes the formation, the normative development and the implementation of global governance within the context of the United Nations. In doing so, its focus lies on the role of converging justice claims of states. A key area of conflict arises from the contrast between the principles of state sovereignty and other common properties, such as human rights or human security. Contributing to the empirical research on justice, regulations are examined in the policy areas of humanitarian interventions, humanitarian arms control, and women's human rights.
The project is supported by the German Research Foundation (DFG) for a term of three years and is granted funds of 428,650 €.