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Unpacking Economic and Social Rights: International and Comparative Dimensions - Conference

The Goettingen Journal of International Law is pleased to announce that we will take part in a conference in November 2018. The joint research project of the Institute of International and European Law of the University of Göttingen and the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Faculty of Law will be holding this conference in Göttingen, Germany under the title “Unpacking Economic and Social Rights: International and Comparative Dimensions”. The conference is a culmination of a joint research project directed by Prof. Tomer Broude and Prof. Andreas L. Paulus and examines economic and social rights from a comparative perspective, looking at German, Israeli and European legal systems and their respective constitutional, legislative and jurisprudential experiences, as well as the universal human rights framework under the auspices of the United Nations. In addition to this call, Prof. Paulus and Prof. Broude, junior researchers of the project and associate and invited scholars will present their research at the conference.

Scholars who work on economic and social rights are invited to submit abstracts. The proceedings of the conference and papers presented will be published in one of our upcoming issues. See the call for papers and the conference website for more details.

Deadline for submission of Abstracts: 1 June 2018. Accepted proposals will be notified by 1 July 2018. Full papers due for submission by 1 November 2018.

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Precursors to International Constitutionalism

The Editors
The Editors


Precursors to International Constitutionalism: Introduction
Tomer Broude, Andreas L. Paulus

The Historical and Philosophical Background of International Constitutionalism

German Federalist Thinking and International Law
Dirk Hanschel
Alfred Verdross as a Founding Father of International Constitutionalism?
Thomas Kleinlein
Making it Whole: Hersch Lauterpacht’s Rabbinical Approach to International Law
Reut Yael Paz
Francis Lieber on Public War
Rotem Giladi
Legalization of International Politics: On the (Im)Possibility of a Constitutionalization of International Law from a Kantian Point of View
Phillip-Alexander Hirsch

A Fragmented Constitutionalism or a Pluralistic Postnational Order?

The Relationship Between Constitutionalism and Pluralism
Geir Ulfstein
Overcoming Dichotomies: A Functional Approach to the Constitutional Paradigm in Public International Law
Markus Kotzur
Constitutionalism as a Cipher: On the Convergence of Constitutionalist and Pluralist Approaches to the Globalization of Law
Lars Viellechner
The System Theory of Niklas Luhmann and the Constitutionalization of the World Society
Clemens Mattheis

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