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Alexander Wentker

MJur (Oxon), Maître en droit (Paris II). Research Fellow

wentker@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

General Public International Law; Use of Force in International Law; International Humanitarian Law; International Human Rights Law; International Dispute Settlement; German Constitutional Law; EU Law; Transitional Justice

Academic Career:

  • 2017 – 2018 | Judicial Clerk – Supreme Court of Namibia, Windhoek
  • 2017 | Intern – United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, New York
  • 2016-2017 | Master (Magister Juris (MJur)) – University of Oxford
  • 2016 | First Legal State Examination
  • 2015 – 2016 | Master (Maîtrise en droit) – Université Paris II – Panthéon-Assas, specialisation in international law
  • 2012 – 2016 | law studies – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, joint-degree programme Humboldt European Law School
  • 2012 – 2013 | Research Assistant – Universität Potsdam, chair in European and German constitutional Law, administrative law, social law, and public business law
  • 2011 – 2012 | law studies – Universität Potsdam, binational Franco-German law program

 

Recent Publications

  • Purpose-based Regulation of Consent to Non-Forcible Operations. In: ZaöRV 79, 671-671 (2019).
  • Nichtteilnahme als Grenzphänomen zwischenstaatlicher Gerichts- und Schiedsverfahren – die Fälle South China Sea und Arctic Sunrise. In: Grenzen des Rechts, Marie-Claire Foblets, Dirk Hanschel, Armin Höland (eds.). Universitätsverlag Halle-Wittenberg, Halle-Wittenberg 2018, 39-90.
  • Mohammed v Ministry of Defence. Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC 2803), 2018. http://opil.ouplaw.com/view/10.1093/law-...
  • Debate Map: Disputes in the South and East China Seas. Oxford Public International Law Debate Maps, 2017 (with John Louth). http://opil.ouplaw.com/page/222/debate-m...

Blogposts

  • Jurisdictional Immunities in the New York Southern District Court? The case of Rukoro et al. v. Federal Republic of Germany. EJIL Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law, 2018 (with Richard Dören). https://www.ejiltalk.org/jurisdictional-...
  • Venezuela’s Non-Participation Before the ICJ in the Dispute Over the Essequibo Region. EJIL Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law, 2018. https://www.ejiltalk.org/venezuelas-non-...

Working Papers

  • Nichtteilnahme als Grenzphänomen zwischenstaatlicher Gerichts- und Schiedsverfahren – die Fälle South China Sea und Arctic Sunrise (Non-Participation in Inter-State Proceedings Before International Tribunals – the South China Sea and Arctic Sunrise Cases). MPIL Research Paper Series 20, 2018. SSRN

Media

  • Die amerikanische Ausnahme [The American Exception]. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), 08.02.2021, p. 15. (with Richard Dören) FAZ

Further Publications

  • Die Eishockey-WM in Minsk: gesellschaftliche und politische Perspektiven. In: Belarus-Analysen 17 , 7- (2014) (with Pavel Baravik, Clemens Günther, Anna Koubová, Maria Tandeck).

Presentations

01 Jul 2019

The Rukoro case - Germany's colonial atrocities before US courts and issues of State immunity

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

12 Nov 2018

The ICJ’s Provisional Measures Order in the Treaty of Amity case (Iran v US)

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

14 Sep 2018

Is war a way to peace? (in German)

Panel discussion with Christian Marxsen, Paulina Starski, Carolyn Moser, and Alexandra Kemmerer

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Programme

18 Jun 2018

The US Withdrawal from the Iran Nuclear Agreement - Legality and Legal Consequences

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Teaching

WS 2020/21

International Dispute Settlement

Freie Universität Berlin (Teaching Fellowship)

Summer Term 2019

Colloquium Public International Law

Heidelberg

Summer Term 2019

International Dispute Settlement

Freie Universität Berlin (Teaching Fellowship)

Honours

Since 2019 | German National Academic Foundation (doctoral scholarship) 

Since 2019 | Clarendon Scholarship, University of Oxford

2017 – 2018 | Oxford Bonavero Fellowship

2017 | Oxford Global Justice Fellowship 

2017 | Clifford Chance Prize Proxime Accessit (for the second best overall performance in the MJur Oxford)

2017 | Law Faculty Prize International Law and Armed Conflict of the University of Oxford

2016 & 2017 | Law Faculty Prizes of Humboldt-Universität (First Legal State Examination and Specialization)     

2016 – 2017 | Haniel Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation and the Haniel Foundation 

2016 – 2017 | German Academic Exchange Service [DAAD] LLM scholarship

2011 – 2017 | German National Academic Foundation scholarship

2013 – 2014 | Studienkolleg zu Berlin fellowship

Memberships

 European Society of International Law (ESIL)

Miscellaneous

since 2016 | Oxford Transitional Justice Research – executive committee member 

Languages

 German, English, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian