Juristische Fakultät

Lectures


Summer Semester 2020

Seminar: Human Rights - Postcolonial?

With the Declaration of Human Rights, man has been granted universally valid and indivisible rights, which always precede any state legislation. At least in theory. How little these rights are valid in practice for stateless persons was already formulated by Hannah Arendt in her criticism of human rights in the 1950s. This criticism has been radicalized with regard to the implicit preconditions of human rights, namely a universal understanding of humanity formulated by the West from a post-colonial perspective. In concrete theory formation, however, the speech about human rights and humanity is often characterized by a productive fuzziness that makes a transnational and transcultural interpretation possible. The aim of the seminar is to work out this area of tension between universal or transnational claim and postcolonial critique in the reading of selected authors.

The seminar is designed as a transdisciplinary theory seminar (philosophy, law and literature): Chair: Jochen v. Bernstorff, Sigrid G. Köhler, Niels Weidtmann.

It will take place as a block seminar on 25.6., 2.7., 16.7.2020.

The text corpus will be made available on ILIAS.

Obligatory, preparatory reading: Christoph Menke, Arnd Pollmann: Philosophy of Human Rights. For introduction, Hamburg: Junius 42017.

For further information, please refer to the announcement and the guidelines for the block seminar.

Please submit all applications and inquiries about the seminar (legal topics) to Ms. Sarah Ahmad (sarah.ahmadspam prevention@student.uni-tuebingen.de).

Seminar: Climate Protection and Law

In the summer semester 2020, we are organising a joint block seminar "Climate Protection and Law" on Monday, 25.5. and Tuesday, 26.5.2020 in the rooms of the Faculty of Law.

The seminar will focus on the international, European, constitutional and administrative law dimensions of climate protection. Seminar papers can be written during the seminar.

Topics:

  1. Art. 20a GG - verpasste Chance oder unentdecktes Potenzial?
  2.  Die Repräsentation künftiger Generationen - verfassungsrechtliche Möglichkeiten und Grenzen
  3. Wieviel Klimawandel erträgt die Demokratie? Wie viel Demokratie erlaubt der Klimaschutz? (Leggewie)
  4.  Klimawandel auf dem Rechtsweg? Möglichkeiten und Grenzen sogenannter Klimaklagen
  5.  Sachverhaltsaufklärung und Kausalität bei Klimaklagen
  6.  Menschenrechtlicher Anspruch auf effektive Klimapolitik?
  7.  „Personal Carbon Trading“
  8.  Recht des europäischen Emissionshandels
  9.  Common but differentiated responsibilities – vor und nach Pariser Abkommen

  1.  Umweltflüchtlinge
  2. Vergleichende Analyse Kyoto-Protokoll und Paris-Abkommen
  3. Loss and Damages: Entschädigung für Klimafolgeschäden allgemein und nach dem Paris-Abkommen
  4. Gibt es ein Grundrecht auf ein ökologisches Existenzminium?
  5. Klimaschutz und Föderalismus – Gesetzgebungskompetenzen im Klimaschutzrecht
  6. Die Bedeutung von Expertengremien und plural besetzten Kommissionen im Klimaschutzrecht
  7. Die Durchsetzung des EU-Klimaschutzrechts in den EU-Mitgliedstaaten

Date and venue of the block seminar (presentation day):  

Monday, 25.5.2020, 9 am - 6 pm

Tuesday, 26.5.2020, 9 am  - 6 pm

signed. Prof. Dr. Jochen von Bernstorff

signed. RiBVerfG Dr. Ulrich Maidowski

signed. Prof. Dr. Johannes Saurer