Paulina Starski


Dr. Paulina Starski is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public and International Law in Heidelberg and a post-doctoral researcher at the Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. Her current re-search activities concern the “unwilling or unable state” as challenge to the inter-national legal order.

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The Kunduz Affair and the German State Liability Regime – The Federal Court of Justice’s Turn to Anachronism

On 6 October 2016 the Federal Court of Justice (henceforth “Court”) decided on an appeal against the Higher Regional Court of Cologne’s dismissal of two actions for compensation brought against the Federal Republic of Germany (III ZR 140/15, only available in German): Abdul Hannan sought compensation for the death of two of his sons in the amount…

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“Legitimized Self-Defense” – Quo Vadis Security Council?

I submit that United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution 2249 (2015) is – at least de facto – another step towards a reconfiguration of the UN collective security system. The call upon UN members to take “all necessary measures” has to be seen in the context of the self-defense narrative employed by most states forming the “Global Coalition to…

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