The Berlin Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?“ invites applications for three Fellowships in International Law, International Relations or Political Philosophy, starting on 1 April 2020 or at a later mutually agreed date.

The Research Group examines the role of international law in a changing global order. It assumes that a systemically relevant crisis of international law of unusual proportions is currently taking place which requires a reassessment of the state and role of the international legal order. It focuses on the type of international law that we may currently see emerging. Developments in recent years give rise to the question whether the move towards an international rule of law has lost momentum. Inter-state crises in different parts of the world display renewed thinking in terms of geopolitical spheres of influence. Collective efforts to address global issues through universal international law meet difficulties. Can we, under current conditions, still observe a legalization of international relations based on a universal understanding of values, or are we witnessing a tendency towards an informalization or a reformalization of international law, or even an erosion of international legal norms? Or are we simply observing a slump in the development towards an international rule of law based on a universal understanding of values?
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

This is a fixed-term position for a period of 12 months which may be extended by up to a further year. Fellows will work at Freie Universität Berlin. They will co-operate with the group’s senior researchers and participate in the academic exchange of the Research Group. They are expected to complete a peer-reviewed publication project during their fellowship.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2019.
Please send your application in ONE pdf-file via email to info@kfg-intlaw.de