Jelena Bäumler


Jelena Bäumler is Professor of Public and International Law with a special focus on sustainability at Leuphana University Lüneburg. She is a fully qualified lawyer, holds an LL.M. from the University of the Western Cape, South Africa and a PhD from the University of Potsdam. Her research focuses on Public International Law, International Environmental Law and Trade Law.

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Sustainable Development made justiciable: The German Constitutional Court’s climate ruling on intra- and inter-generational equity

In a decision published on 29 April 2021, the German Federal Constitutional Court joined other Courts around the world in their criticism of governments for failing to take efficient measures against climate change. The Court ruled that Germany’s Climate Protection Act of December 2019 is not sufficient to meet Germany’s obligations. The principle of sustainable development lies at…

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