Research

I am a generalist international lawyer with a research focus on international institutional law, the United Nations system, and the rule of law both within and beyond the state. My current book project investigates how the rule of law was conceptually shaped in the UN system and highlights the role the UN Secretariat has played to operationalize it. I have also conducted research on how international courts manage overlapping legal regimes as part of a multi-year interdisciplinary research group on Overlapping Spheres of Authority and Interface Conflicts, and on the UN’s 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, especially on Goal 5 (gender equality), Goal 11 (cities and human settlements), and Goal 16 (peaceful and inclusive societies).

Recent publications

“SDG 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”, forthcoming June 2023 in: Oxford Commentary on the Sustainable Development Goals, Ilias Bantekas/Francesco Seatzu (eds.), Oxford University Press.

“The International Court of Justice in an Age of Inter-Legality: A Survey of its Case Law in the New Millennium”, German Yearbook of International Law 63, 421-450 (with Berkan Kaya).

“International Law as a Common Language Across Spheres of Authority?”, Global Constitutionalism 9(2), 318-342 (open access).

“Taking Stock: A Review of Germany’s Two Years on the Security Council”, in: German Practice in International Law 2020, Stefan Talmon, Cambridge University Press, 328-335.

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