Abteilung Öffentliches Recht

Abteilung Öffentliches Recht




1. Fundamentals: Theoretical Foundations and Doctrinal Structures

This project centres on the concept of ‘stochastic terrorism’, an under-examined yet growing threat to public security. As described by leading scholars, stochas­tic terrorism involves ‘the use of mass media to provoke random acts of ideolog­i­cally motivated violence that are statistically… mehr

This project deals with action-oriented measures of personal prevention in police law, which are linked to predic­tions that a particular person will behave unlaw­fully in the future. Such measures can be found in almost all areas of the special administrative law, ranging from reliability under… mehr

Metaethische Beiträge zur rechtlichen Unbestimmtheitsdebatte mehr

The Different Understandings of ‘State’ in Germany and the United States mehr

Juridical Perspectives Between Islam and the West mehr

While civil disobedience is widely discussed in political theory, it remains mostly neglected in German legal schol­ar­ship. Bridging this gap, this dissertation examines under what conditions, and in what ways, civil disobe­di­ence may be constitutionally protected under German law. My primary… mehr

To limit the exercise of police powers, German public security law authorizes police to avert so-called dan­gers. That is, a ‘danger’ is a condition for legitimate use of police power. ‘Danger’ thereby is a term of art. Not all risks are ‘dangers’, and in the common doctrine, there is only a… mehr

2. Trends: In­ter­na­tio­na­li­za­ti­on, Di­gi­ta­li­za­ti­on, and Frag­men­ta­ti­on

Die Polizei in der offenen Gesellschaft mehr

Joint cooperation project with Aristotle University Thessaloniki mehr

Comparing Extradition Models of the Council of Europe and the European Union mehr

Im Laufe der letzten Jahre hat sich ein beunruhigender Trend im globalen isla­mis­ti­schen Terrorismus heraus­gebil­det. Während die Gefahr für westliche Ge­sell­schaften früher in erster Linie von Personen ausging, die aus dem Aus­land einreisten, um vor Ort Terroranschläge zu begehen, geht die… mehr

Cyber attacks on government institutions and information technology systems occur regularly, representing a sub­stan­tial security threat to Germany and its economic and political interests. Besides passive defence measures, the so-called ‘hack back’ can be considered an active defence measure… mehr

In the quest for public security, communication is the most important operational resource used by police. When German police act in a preventive capacity, officers generally speak German while performing their duties. To over­come language barriers, the police may deviate from German, but there is… mehr

People with migrant backgrounds are strongly underrepresented in German policing. This fact is legally problem­atic for multiple reasons. First, due to violations of equality principles guaranteed in Art. 3 and Art. 33 II of the German Constitution. On an individual level, structures that discourage… mehr

3. Challenges: Fundamental Rights, Rule of Law, Democracy

German Constitutional Law from a Transnational Perspective mehr

Die Kalibrierung von Accountability vor dem Hintergrund moderner nachrichtendienstlicher Aufklärungsmethoden mehr

Die Bedeutung von Vertrauen für die Rechtsstaatlichkeitskrise der Europäischen Union mehr

A Critical Appraisal of Risk Assessment Structures of the European Court of Human Rights mehr

In German police law security measures usually demand a ‘concrete danger’. This threshold is fundamental for the rule of law. Since the 1970s, however, the police are entitled to undertake precautionary measures irrespective of a con­crete danger. One of these new authorities is the… mehr

Rechtliche Grundlagen standardisierter Prognosen zur Verhütung politisch motivierter Kriminalität mehr

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