The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline? Points of Departure

KFG Working Paper Series, No. 1, October 2016

25 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2016  

Heike Krieger

Freie Universitaet Berlin

Georg Nolte

Humboldt University Berlin

Date Written: November 9, 2016

Abstract

The paper undertakes a preliminary assessment of current developments of international law for the purpose of mapping the ground for a larger research project. The research project pursues the goal of determining whether public international law, as it has developed since the end of the Cold War, is continuing its progressive move towards a more human-rights- and multi-actor-oriented order, or whether we are seeing a renewed emphasis of more classical elements of international law. In this context the term “international rule of law” is chosen to designate the more recent and “thicker” understanding of international law. The paper discusses how it can be determined whether this form of international law continues to unfold, and whether we are witnessing challenges to this order which could give rise to more fundamental reassessments.

Suggested Citation

Krieger, Heike and Nolte, Georg, The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline? Points of Departure (November 9, 2016). KFG Working Paper Series, No. 1, October 2016 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2866940 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2866940

Heike Krieger (Contact Author)

Freie Universitaet Berlin ( email )

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Berlin, 14195
Germany

Georg Nolte

Humboldt University Berlin ( email )

Unter den Linden 6
Berlin, Berlin 10099
Germany

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