Cornelia Schäffer


Cornelia Schäffer is Researcher and Lecturer for Public Law, European Law and International Law at the Department of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Universität der Bundeswehr München. She is currently also a PhD candidate focusing on questions related to the restitution of cultural property from colonial contexts. Cornelia studied law in Heidelberg, Athens and Munich and graduated with the first legal state examination (2016). During her studies she completed internships at the German Foreign Office (German Institute Taipei, Taiwan) and at the German Bundestag (Foreign Affairs Committee, Human Rights Committee). In 2018, she completed her legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court of Munich with the second legal state examination, having spent her elective station at the German Embassy in Canberra, Australia.

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The War of Aggression Against Ukraine, Cultural Property and Genocide: Why it is Imperative to Take a Close Look at Cultural Property

For too long, a great deal of energy has been invested in trying to decipher obscure statements made by Vladimir Putin (a true “masterclass of disinformation”: Åslund 2021; cf. Kappeler 2021). Now that Putin has started a war of aggression against Ukraine, it is high time that we take his denials of Ukrainian statehood and…

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