Nico Krisch

About/Bio

Nico Krisch is a professor of international law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. He is also the coordinator of the Global Governance research programme at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), a fellow at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, and a member of the Council of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S). His work focuses on the law of global governance and the politics of international law. His book, Beyond Constitutionalism: The Pluralist Structure of Postnational Law was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Merit by the American Society of International Law.

Recently Published

Catalonia’s Independence: A Reply to Joseph Weiler

Nico Krisch (Hertie School of Governance, Berlin & IBEI, Barcelona) Joseph Weiler's polemic on Catalan independence has certainly stirred up debate (see the comments on the piece), which is always helpful. But as much as I admire much of Weiler’s academic work, I find this intervention heavily misguided in…

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The Dream of Reason: A Response to Mattias Kumm

Nico Krisch is Professor of International Law at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin   We tend to fill voids with what we know. When we are thrown into unfamiliar spaces, we try to chart them with the maps we possess, construct them with the tools we already have. Working with…

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