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Raphael Schäfer

Research Fellow

schaefer@mpil.de
Tel. +49 (6221) 482-305

Main Fields of Research:

International humanitarian law, history and basics of international law, global history, national and international judiciary, comparative public law, legal theory, law and literature

Academic Career:

September 2017 to December 2017: Visiting Doctoral Researcher at École de Droit, SciencesPo Paris

Since September 2016: Managing Editor of the Journal of the History of International Law

July 2016 to September 2016: Visiting Doctoral Researcher at Clare Hall College and the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge

Since April 2015: PhD Candidate at the University of Heidelberg under the supervision of Anne Peters. Research Project: The Development of the Laws of War in the 19th Century (working title)

Since September 2014: Research fellow at the Institute

July 2014 to September 2014: Graduate assistant to Prof. Dr. Stephan Schill

June 2014: First State Exam in Law (Land of Baden-Württemberg) 

September 2012 to July 2014: Student assistant to Prof. Dr. Stephan Schill

October 2008: Start of Legal Studies at Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg (with an additional training in Anglo-American Law). Stages at German Bundestag, Berlin and at the German Consulate General, New York City

Publications

Recent

  • Einführung in das internationale Investitionsschutzrecht. In: JuS 9, 795-799 (2016).
  • Anwendung humanitärvölkerrechtlicher Normen in asymmetrischen Konflikten – Extensive Auslegung oder „Lawfare“-Methode?. In: Völkerrechtsblog, 23.12.2015. to the contribution
  • May it please the Court - A danced pleading. In: Völkerrechtsblog, 11.03.2015. to the contribution
  • Humanitäres Völkerrecht in Zeiten des internationalen Terrorismus. In: JuS 3, 218-223 (2015). to the contribution
  • Verfassungswidrigkeit der Drei-Prozent-Sperrklausel im Europawahlrecht - Darstellung von BVerfG, 2BvE 2/13 vom 26.02.2014. In: StudZR 2 (2014).
  • Praktikum beim Deutschen Generalkonsulat New York - ein Erfahrungsbericht. In: JURA 1 (2013).

Presentations

20 Oct 2017

The Turn to History in International Law and the Problem of Linear Time

Leiden Journal of International Law, 30th Anniversary Symposium on "The Trajectories of International Legal Histories"

Leiden University, Campus Den Haag

24 Jul 2017

Jadhav Case (India v. Pakistan)

Referentenbesprechung (together with Kanad Bagchi)

Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

24 Apr 2017

Application of the International Convention for the Suppression of the Financing of Terrorism and of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Ukraine v. Russian Federation)

Referentenbesprechung

Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

31 Mar 2017

Die juristische Dimension der Menschenrechte

SDW-Promovierendenforum 2017/I

Pallotti Haus Freising

16 Jan 2017

Obligations concerning Negotiations relating to Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and to Nuclear Disarmament (Marshall Islands v. United Kingdom)

Referentenbesprechung

Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

07 Oct 2016

Ius in bello, laws of war, international humanitarian law – did we all speak the same language throughout history?

Historicising International (Humanitarian) Law? – Could we? Should we?

Hugo Valentin Centre, Uppsala University

Abstract (19.0 KB)

14 Sep 2016

The Turn to History in International Law: A Twisted Road to the Past?

The Peregrine Talks

Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge

Abstract (7.6 KB)

02 Nov 2015

Questions relating to the Seizure and Detention of Certain Documents and Data (Timor-­Leste v. Australia)

Referentenbesprechung

Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Presentation (1399.8 KB)

11 Sep 2015

Zwischen Politik und Moral: zur Auslegung humanitärvölkerrechtlicher Normen

Die Versprechungen des Rechts: Dritter Kongress der deutschsprachigen Rechtssoziologie-Vereinigungen

Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

01 Jun 2015

Aktuelle Probleme des humanitären Völkerrechts

Colloquium: Current Developments in International Law

Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

Teaching

Summer term 2017

Study Group in Public International Law

Winter term 2016/17

Study Group in Public International Law

Summer term 2016

Study Group in Public International Law

Winter term 2015/16

Seminar: Philip C Jessup Moot Court Competition

Winter term 2014/15

Seminar: Philip C Jessup Moot Court Competition

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

How to Read Decisions of the European Court of Justice, 6th Max Planck Masterclass in International Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 15.05.2017 - 18.05.2017

Privatisation Under and Of Public International Law, Lauterpacht Lecture 2017, Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, 07.03.2017 - 10.03.2017

Self-defence against Non-state Actors, Max Planck Trialogues on the Law of Peace and War Vol. I, Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 04.11.2016 - 05.11.2016

Law Between Global and Colonial - Techniques of Empire, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki, 03.10.2016 - 05.10.2016

International Procedural Law: Common Principles or General Principles?, 3rd Gaetano Morelli Lectures, Università La Sapienza, Rome, 26.05.2016 - 27.05.2016

A Century after the Russian Revolution: Its Legacy in International Law, Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 19.05.2016

History, Politics, Law: Thinking Through the International, Clare College, University of Cambridge, 16.05.2016 - 17.05.2016

Global Governance in Hard Times, 5th Max Planck Masterclass in International Law, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 02.05.2016 - 04.05.2016

Teaching International Law – up-to-date?!, Meeting of the German Society of International Law, University of Cologne, 16.03.2016

ICSID at 50: Investment Arbitration as a Motor of General International Law?, Frankfurt Investment Law Workshop, Goethe Universität, Frankfurt am Main, 11.03.2016 - 12.03.2016

"Neue Technik - neue Kriege?" Aktuelle Probleme des "ius contra bellum" und des "ius in bello", Blockseminar, Freie Universität Berlin, 21.01.2016 - 22.01.2016

Decisions of the ICJ as Sources of International Law?, 2nd Gaetano Morelli Lectures, Università La Sapienza, Rome, 21.05.2015 - 23.05.2015

Global Justice and the Purpose of International Law, 4th Max Planck Masterclass in International Law, Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 04.05.2015 - 06.05.2015

The (Comparative) Constitutional Law of Private-Public Arbitration, Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 21.11.2014 - 22.11.2014

The Incorporation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, 02.09.2014 - 03.09.2014

Honours

Scholarship from the Foundation of the German Economy, granted from funds of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Memberships

Miscellaneous

Languages

German, English, French, Spanish