Paula Fischer


Paula Fischeris a doctoral candidate and research assistant at the Institute for International Peace and Security Law at University of Cologne. Her research focuses on the use of force in international law and issues of general public international law. Her dissertation project deals with the impact of factual errors on the exceptions to the prohibition of the use of force. Paula obtained her Magister Iuris from Cologne University in 2017. She also holds a Maîtrise en Droit from the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. Paula teaches first year students in criminal law. In 2018, she was a visiting scholar at Columbia Law School.

Recently Published

Justifying Self-defense against Assisting States: Conceptualizing Legal Consequences of Inter-State Assistance

Cause for thought: Israel’s airstrikes directed against Iran and Syria Israel has acknowledged to have repeatedly struck Iranian military targets in Syria. While confrontations occur frequently, the incident of January 21, 2019 has received  particular attention. Israeli guided missiles, apparently fired over Lebanese territory (UN Doc. S/PV.8449, p. 31f), hit Iranian…

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The Iranian Suit against the US Sanctions and the 1955 Treaty of Amity: Brilliant Plan or Aberration?

The Iranian economy is already feeling the effects of the United States economic sanctions that are successively being reinstated following the US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on 8 May 2018. In an attempt to save what can be saved, Iran seized the International Court of Justice in July requesting the latter to…

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