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Andreas Paulus

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Nationality  Germany

Name  Andreas Paulus
Doctoral advisor  Bruno Simma

Institutions  University of Gottingen Michigan Law School
Alma mater  Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Education  Harvard University, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
Fields  International law, Constitutional law

Other academic advisors  Georg Nolte

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Andreas L. Paulus (born 30 August 1968) is a German jurist. He held the chair of general international law at the University of Göttingen. His research interests include international law, humanitarian law, and constitutional law.


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Paulus attended the University of Göttingen, University of Geneva, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, and Harvard University. He received his first Staatsexamen in 1994, his second in 1996. In 2000, Paulus completed his doctoral thesis on "Die internationale Gemeinschaft im Völkerrecht" (The International Community in Public International Law) under the supervision of Bruno Simma at the University of Munich. After spending the 2003/04 academic year as Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School, Paulus finished his Habilitation in Munich, and since 2006 holds a chair at the University of Göttingen.

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On February 25, 2010, Paulus was nominated to succeed Hans-Jürgen Papier on the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. Since March 2010 he is the successor of Papier.

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Paulus was an assistant to Bruno Simma in the LaGrand case.

Notable decisions

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When the Federal Constitutional Court ruled on the institutional set-up of Germany’s public broadcasting corporations in March 2014, Paulus issued a dissenting opinion arguing that it is “necessary that the supervisory bodies are generally free of representatives of the executive in order to emancipate them from state influence.”

Other activities

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  • Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Member of the Scientific Advisory Board (since 2013)
  • Minerva Center for Human Rights, Member of the International Advisory Board (since 2010)
  • Selected publications

  • ———; Simma, Bruno (1998), "The ‘International Community’: Facing the Challenge of Globalization", European Journal of International Law, 9 (2): 266–277 .
  • ———; Simma, Bruno (1999), "The Responsibility of Individuals for Human Rights Abuses in Internal Conflicts: A Positivist View", American Journal of International Law, 93 (2): 302–316, doi:10.2307/2997991 .
  • ——— (2003), "The War against Iraq and the Future of International Law: Hegemony or Pluralism", Michigan Journal of International Law, 25: 691–733 .
  • ——— (2004), "From Neglect to Defiance? The United States and International Adjudication", European Journal of International Law, 15 (4): 783–812, doi:10.1093/ejil/15.4.783 .
  • ———; Nolte, Georg; Marauhn, Thilo (2007), "Possible Future Trends in International Humanitarian Law", Human Rights Law Journal, 28: 65–75 .
  • References

    Andreas Paulus Wikipedia