Andreas Zimmermann


Andreas Zimmermann is Professor of International and European Law at the University of Potsdam, Germany and Director of the Potsdam Centre of Human Rights.

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Council of Europe: Kosovo ante portas?

Since declaring independence in 2008, Kosovo has made the recognition of its statehood and the related issue of its membership in international organizations a priority of its foreign policy. After the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe recommended on 16 April 2024, by 131 votes in favour, 29 against and 11 abstentions, that Kosovo be invited…

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Five, four, three… and counting down? – the outcome of the recent triennial elections at the International Court of Justice –

On November 9, 2023 the regular triennial election for the International Court of Justice (‘ICJ’) took place in order to fill five vacancies. On that occasion, the United Nations General Assembly already at the first round, and…

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‘Yes, they can …’: PCA national groups of States that are not members of the United Nations and the nomination of ICJ judges

As of today, membership in the United Nations, and with it the status as a contracting party of the Statute of the ICJ as per Art. 93 (1) UN Charter, is, unlike in the first decades of the existence of the organization, almost universal. Yet, there continue to be entities, and notably Palestine and Kosovo, that have not…

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