Alexander Wentker



Alexander Wentker is a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, a legal trainee (Referendar) at Kammergericht Berlin, and an adjunct lecturer in international law at the Free University of Berlin. His doctoral research at the University of Oxford examines party status to armed conflict in international law. He holds degrees in law from the Universities of Berlin (Humboldt-Universität), Paris II, and Oxford.

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At War: When Do States Supporting Ukraine or Russia become Parties to the Conflict and What Would that Mean? 

In the face of Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Western States have been scaling up their assistance to Ukraine. In addition to massive economic and financial sanctions against Russia, many States have been delivering weapons and other military equipment to Ukraine. Some States have also been sharing ‘battlefield’ intelligence with Ukraine. The US, for example, has set up…

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Jurisdictional Immunities in the New York Southern District Court? The case of Rukoro et al. v. Federal Republic of Germany

In 2015, German State officials began referring to the atrocities committed by Imperial German soldiers in today’s Namibia between 1904 and 1908 as ‘what would now be called genocide’. This paradigm shift sparked considerable societal debate about Germany’s long neglected colonial past – finally, one might say. Although an official apology is still lacking, Germany and Namibia…

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Venezuela’s Non-Participation Before the ICJ in the Dispute over the Essequibo Region

On 18 June 2018, Venezuela notified the International Court of Justice that it intends not to participate in the proceedings before the Court in the case over the Essequibo region brought by Guyana (for an excellent analysis of Guyana’s application and the complex historical and procedural background on this blog see here). Venezuela’s move…

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