Research Group 'Public International Law'
Public International Law can neither provide a one-size fits all solution to international or intrastate conflicts, nor is it irrelevant to the issue. Rather, it provides a fragmentary, partially condensed framework, which can not only be used by political decision-makers, but can also be reshaped if necessary. The Research Group Public International Law analyzes the causes, the course and the consequences of international and intrastate conflicts and uses this basis to develop approaches for dealing with such conflicts. Beyond transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary challenges, the research group contributes its specific jurisprudential competence, which is focused on the connection between facts of living and legal norms.
In terms of content, the research group deals both with international legal instruments for establishing international security, in particular (preventive) arms control and the institutions of collective security, in addition to public international law applicable in armed conflicts. Furthermore, the department is particularly interested in fundamental questions of Public International Law - from its history to its sociology. The research group is primarily embedded in Research Department II (International Institutions), but it also takes up questions from the other research departments.
In its projects, the research group benefits from the practical orientation of its head and from their networking in the Hessian university landscape.
- Arms Control Approaches to Nanotechnology – The Contribution of Public International Law
- Establishment of a German-Colombian Peace Institute
- Fact-Finding in the Law of Armed Conflict
- Heuristics and Repertoires of Collective Security: a Comparative Analysis in the Field of International Law
- The Collectivisation of International Security through Processes of Institutionalisation in Public International Law
- UN Policing – Legal Basis, Status and Directives on the Use of Force