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President Rüdiger Wolfrum

President Rüdiger Wolfrum
International Tribunal
for the Law of the Sea

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International Law
Legal Theory
Legitimacy in International Law
Professor Wolfrum has held three lectures about legitimacy of public international law, security at sea and the protection of the marine environment respectively.

While elaborating on the relevant international law norms (the two latter ones particularly on the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea) all three lectures touch upon the philosophical, political and scientific background of the relevant international norms.

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International Law
Legal Theory
Legitimacy in International Law
A. Legal Instruments
Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade, Geneva, 30 October 1947, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 55, p. 187.

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded and Sick in Armed Forces in the Field, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 31.

Geneva Convention for the Amelioration of the Condition of the Wounded, Sick and Shipwrecked Members of Armed Forces at Sea, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 85.

Geneva Convention relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 135.

Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, Geneva, 12 August 1949, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 75, p. 287.

Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, Vienna, 18 April 1961, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 500, p. 95.

Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, Washington, 18 March 1965, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 575, p. 159.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties, Vienna, 23 May 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1155, p. 331.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts (Protocol I), Geneva, 7 December 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 3.

Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949, and relating to the protection of victims of non-international armed conflicts (Protocol II), Geneva, 7 December 1978, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1125, p. 609.

United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Montego Bay, 10 December 1982, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1833, p.3.

Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, Montreal, 16 September 1987, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1522, p. 3.

North American Free Trade Agreement, International Legal Materials, vol. 32, 1993, p. 289.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Report of the Secretary-General pursuant to paragraph 2 of Security Council resolution 808 (1993) (S/25704), 3 May 1993.

Marrakesh Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (with final act, annexes and protocol), Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1867, p. 3.

Statute of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Security Council resolution 955 (1994) of 8 November 1994.

Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, Rome, 17 July 1998, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2187, p. 3.
B. Jurisprudence
Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, Judgment of 22 November 2001 (concerning the new Strategic Concept of NATO of 1999), Decisions of the German Federal Constitutional Court(BVerfGE), vol. 104, p. 151.
C. Documents
The Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe, Helsinki, 1 August 1975, International Legal Materials, vol. 14, 1975, p. 1292.

United Nations Human Rights Committee, CCPR General Comment No. 3:
Article 2 (Implementation at the national level), 29 July 1981, HRI/GEN/1/Rev.9 (Vol. I).

Security Council resolution 808 (1993) of 22 February 1993.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization, Press Release: The Alliance’s Strategic Concept, 24 April 1999, NAC-S(99)65.

Security Council resolution 1373 (2001) of 28 September 2001.

United Nations Human Rights Committee, CCPR General Comment No. 31: The Nature of the General Legal Obligation Imposed on States Parties to the Covenant, 29 March 2004, CCPR/C/21/Rev.1/Add. 13.

Security Council resolution 1540 (2004) of 28 April 2004.

United Nations Commission on Human Rights, Report of 27 February 2006, “Situation of detainees at Guantánamo Bay” (E/CN.4/2006/120, 27 February 2006).

General Assembly resolution 60/251 of 15 March 2006 (Human Rights Council).

Security Council resolution 1672 (2006) of 25 April 2006.

Security Council resolution 1673 (2006) of 27 April 2006.