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Current News

23rd May 2019:
On 26 April 2019, Professor Kreß held a lecture on “Hans Kelsen, Hermann Jahrreiß, Carl Schmitt and the Question of War and Peace in International Law". Click here for the recording of the lecture: (link)

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19th March 2019:
Statement by Professor Kreß on universal jurisdiction and the question of immunity for international crimes (link)

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19th November 2018:
Radio programme by the broadcasting company Westdeutscher Rundfunk regarding the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on 17 November 2018 (Link)

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17th November 2018:
International Criminal Court: Interview with Professor Claus Kreß (Link)

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6th October 2018:
On 17 October the Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law directed by Professor Weißer and the Institute for International Peace and Security Law directed by Professor Kreß with the support of the young Transitional Justice Research Group hosted a colloquium on Columbian transitional justice. The speakers are students who have examined the Columbian peace process extensively from theoretical and practical view points as well as its legal and cultural aspects in their study group led by Dr. Nathalia Bautista. (framework program ; report ; image 1 ; imane 2 ; image 3 ; image 4)

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21st September 2018:
On 14 and 15 of September 2018 the young Transitional Justice Research Group, which was founded in 2017 as an interdisciplinary research group made up of PhD candidates supervised by Professor Kreß as well as PhD candidates of the Institute of History and the Institute of Regional Studies of Latin America, hosted a conference titled: Dealing with the past to create a peaceful future - Young scholars' perspectives on Transitional Justice (Conference-report

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25th July 2018:
"The honeymoon is over" - 20 years of the International Criminal Court. An interview with Claus Kreß in the newspaper FAZ.

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17th July 2018:
On 17 July 2018 the jursidiction of the International Criminal Court over the crime of aggression was activated. The attached film documents the long journey it took to get to this point.

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10th May 2018:
Article on the topic "Election fever in Lebanon" by research fellow Jamal El-Zein on Verfassungsblog.de

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20th March 2018:
Article on the topic "Lebanon - Plaything of Regional Powers: The Case of Saad Hariri" by research fellow Jamal El-Zein on Verfassungsblog.de 

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11th January 2018:
Breakthrough in New York - The Crime of Aggression: UN-Lecture by Claus Kreß (Link)

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