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Research areas of members of the Insitute

  • Prof. Dr. Erika de Wet, LL.M (Harvard): Law of international organisations, use of force and collective security, the relationship between national law and international law, hierarchy in international law, the law of treaties.
  • Assoc.-Prof. Dr. Yvonne Karimi-Schmidt: International law in Near and Middle East, international terrorism, international human rights law (religion, armed conflict), international environmental law, international economic law and World Trade Organisation.
  • a.o. Prof. Dr. Gerd Oberleitner: International and regional human rights law, minority protection, law of international organisations, non-state actors, human rights and international humanitarian law in armed conflict, international security, terrorism, human security.
  • Ass. Prof. Dr. Christian Pippan: Democracy and international law; protection of democracy by international organizations; self-determination, secession, and recognition; use of force in international relations; UN peace keeping and peace enforcement;  human rights in EU external relations.
  • Univ.-Ass. Mag. Reinmar Nindler LL.M., (Columbia): Artificial Intelligence (AI) and international law, Privatization of the military and warfare and international law.
  • Univ.-Ass. Mag. Christina Seewald: International law of the treaties; human rights in EU external relations.
  • em. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Benedek: International economic law and the World Trade Organisation, non-state actors and civil society, development cooperation and EU, international and regional human rights law, human security, academic cooperation in South-East Europe, asylum and refugee law, internet governance and the information society.



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Institut für Völkerrecht und Internationale Beziehungen
Universitätsstraße 15/A4
8010 Graz

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