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Research

Research

Members of the Institute regularly research and publish on questions of international law, particular on topics such as the law of international organizations, the sources of international law, regional and universal protection of human rights and minorities, democracy in international law, the right to self-determination, development co-operation, international economic law, international environmental law, international criminal law, ius ad bellum, ius in bellum, ius post bellum, human security, international security and terrorism, the right of asylum, refugee and migration law, the role of civil society in international law and international legal questions relating to South Eastern Europe, the Near and Middle East and Africa. Furthermore, members of the Institute cover international legal aspects of international relations, of domestic law, of the international security architecture, of the information society and of the EU’s external relations.

The Institute regularly carries out research projects funded by, inter alia, the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), the Austrian National Bank (OeNB) and the EU. Many projects are inter- or multi-disciplinary and are carried out in co-operation with international partners. Projects include topics such as the right to development as the foundation for the emergence of democratic governance, the regional African human rights system, the legal framework governing the internet, the role of the EU in the WTO’s dispute settlement mechanism, the role of multi-stakeholders for the implementation of human rights, the relevance of the concept of human security for the EU Foreign and Defence Policy, the standard-setting function of international human rights bodies, the influence of terrorism and organized crime on the peace process in the Balkans, the development of a legal information system (legal tools) for the International Criminal Court, migration and citizenship, Roma rights and humanitarian action. The Institute also serves as documentation centre for the World Trade Organization (WTO).

Research areas of members of the Institute:

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.

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.

Prof.em. Dr. Wolfgang Benedek: International economic law and World Trade Organisation, non-state actors and civil society, WTO and EU, development cooperation and EU, international and regional human rights law, human security, academic cooperation in South-East Europe, international legal questions and human rights in South-East Europe, asylum and refugee law, internet governance and the information society.

Prof. Dr. Helmut Tichy: Coming soon.

Ass. Prof. Dr. Christian Pippan: Democracy and international law, international law and constitutional law, self-determination and secession,  international and European security, human rights in EU external relations, development cooperation EU-Africa.

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. MMag. Stefan Salomon: European migration and asylum law and politics, asylum law and human rights, extraterritorial application of human rights, conflicts in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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