Malcolm Jorgensen

About/Bio

Malcolm Jorgensen is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg. He holds a PhD in International Law and American Foreign Policy from the University of Sydney, which has been published as American Foreign Policy Ideology and The International Rule of Law (Cambridge University Press, 2020; Foreword by Prof. Anthea Roberts). He is a non-Resident Fellow of the DFG funded Berlin Potsdam Research Group ‘International Law – Rise or Decline?’ and has previously served as an Assistant Director in the Legal Division of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Jointly with Prof. Christian Marxsen (Humboldt University of Berlin), he is leading an interdisciplinary project in Comparative International Law that investigates the international legal policies through which states construct and contest the international legal order.

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The German National Security Strategy and International Legal Order’s Contested Political Framing

Germany’s newly released National Security Strategy (NSS) has (intentionally or not) entered a contentious global contest over the political framing of international legal order. Germany has long joined its partners and allies in framing commitment to international law in terms of the ‘Rules-Based Order’ (RBO) — which continues with the NSS. Russian and Chinese officials disparage that…

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