Public Law and Public International Law

The research at the chair of Professor Andreas L. Paulus focuses on matters of general public international law, in particular those pertaining to the doctrine of sources of law and their hybridization. This includes the analysis of the interrelations between different legal systems and the interplay between national and international courts. Research further concerns intellectual property rights, especially in their public international law and European law dimensions. In constitutional law, Paulus and his collaborators are also working on the freedom of speech and media regulation in the internet age.


Recent publications include International Integration and Its Counter-Limits: A German Constitutional Perspective, in: Curtis A. Bradley (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law (OUP 2019) (together with Jan-Henrik Hinselmann); Artikel 5, in: Peter-M. Huber and Andreas Voßkuhle (eds.), v. Mangoldt/Klein/Starck, Kommentar zum Grundgesetz, (C. H. Beck 2018) (based on the previous comment by Christian Starck); Customary Law in the Postmodern World (Dis)order, American Journal of International Law Unbound 112 (2018) 308-312 (together with Matthias Lippold); Rundfunkbegriff und Staatsferne im Konvergenzzeitalter, ZUM 3 (2017) 177-186 (together with Patrick Nölscher). The fourth edition of The Charter of the United Nations - A Commentary, Simma/Khan/Nolte/Paulus (eds.) is currently in preparation for publication with Oxford University Press in 2023.


Together with the Faculty of Law and Department of International Relations of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and funded by Fritz Thyssen Foundation the chair also conducts a research project entitled Unpacking Economic and Social Rights: International and Comparative Dimensions.