Heike Krieger


Heike Krieger is Professor of Public Law and International Law, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; Co-Chair Berlin Potsdam Research Group, The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline? Max-Planck-Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg Email: heike.krieger@fu-berlin.de.

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Sovereignty – an Empty Vessel?

Sovereignty RIP? In his book, Don Herzog urges us to “bury” the concept of sovereignty. Since sovereignty has mutated, over the centuries, from the idea of an “unlimited, undivided, and unaccountable locus of authority” (at xi) to a concept of which we now think as limited, divided, and accountable, it has basically turned meaningless and should therefore be…

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Populist Governments and International Law: A Rejoinder to Paul Blokker and Marcela Prieto Rudolphy

  I am grateful to Paul Blokker and Marcela Prieto Rudolphy for their thoughtful replies to my article on “Populist Governments and International Law”. In that article, I inquire into the question as to how populist governments contribute with their argumentative strategies and governmental practices to current perceptions of a crisis of and related shifts…

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Trumping International Law? Implications of the 2016 US presidential election for the international legal order

Any assumptions about the implications of the 2016 US presidential election for international law are premature and tentative. There is no proper foreign policy programme against which one could evaluate the future policy of the new administration. We know from Trump’s announcements and from a foreign policy speech of 27 April 2016 that he opposes the Paris Agreement,…

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