Dr Frauke Lachenmann

Senior Research Fellow

Project Activities

Co-Editor of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Thematic Series, the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law and the Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law

Other Activities and Research Interests

International Law, in particular the International Law of Treaties and United Nations Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Legal Linguistics

Professional and Academic Background

Since 1/2014 Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law

2013 Visiting Researcher, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT (USA)

2007–2013 Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (Germany)

2006–2007 Legal Assistant to the Head of Legal Unit, UNHCR Regional Office, Berlin (Germany)

2006 Second State Exam in Law (8.14)

2004–2006 Legal Traineeship, Heidelberg District Court and Karlsruhe Administrative Court (Germany)

2004 Obtained doctorate (Dr. phil.) with a thesis on: Hugh Henry Brackenridge - Richter, Republikaner, Man of Letters (magna cum laude)

2003 First State Exam in Law (8.26)

2000-2001 President of the Interdisciplinary Colloquy of PhD Candidates at the Faculty of Modern Languages, Heidelberg University (Germany)

1998–2003 Major in Law, Heidelberg University (Germany)

1995–1996 St. Hilda's College Visiting Student in English Literature and Philosophy, Oxford University (United Kingdom)

1993–1998 Majors in English Literature and Philosophy, Heidelberg University (Germany)

1992–1993 Foundation Course of Art and Design, Camberwell College of Art and Design, London (United Kingdom)

Publications

Monographies

  • Hugh Henry Brackenridge - Richter, Republikaner, Man of Letters, Schöningh, Paderborn 2007.
  • The Good Faith Principle in International Law (forthcoming).

Edited Volumes

  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law (ed., together with Rainer Grote and Rüdiger Wolfrum), www.mpeccol.com, Oxford University Press, 2017.
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Thematic Series Vol. 3, International Development Law (ed., together with Petra Minnerop and Rüdiger Wolfrum), Oxford University Press, forthcoming March 2019.
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Thematic Series Vol. 2, International Humanitarian Law (ed., together with Rüdiger Wolfrum), Oxford University Press, 2016.
  • Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Thematic Series Vol. 1, International Economic Law, (ed., together with Rüdiger Wolfrum), Oxford University Press, 2015.
  • Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (ed., together with Rüdiger Wolfrum), Vol. 21 (2017), Brill, Leiden 2018.
  • Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (ed., together with Tilmann J. Röder and Rüdiger Wolfrum), Vol. 20 (2016), Brill, Leiden 2017.
  • Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (ed., together with Tilmann J. Röder and Rüdiger Wolfrum), Vol. 19 (2015), Brill, Leiden 2016.
  • Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law (ed., together with Tilmann J. Röder and Rüdiger Wolfrum), Vol. 18 (2014), Brill, Leiden 2015.

Articles

  • "The Law Behind Rule of Law Promotion in Fragile States: The Case of Afghanistan" (together with Astrid Wiik) in: Göttingen Journal of International Law Vol. 9 (2018) 171-220.
  • "Rule of Law and the Sustainable Development Goals" (together with Astrid Wiik) in: Lachenmann, Frauke/Röder, Tilmann J./Wolfrum, Rüdiger (eds.), Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, Vol. 18, Brill, Leiden 2015, pp. 286-331.
  • "United Nations Budget" (last updated: January 2013; together with Rüdiger Wolfrum) in: Wolfrum, Rüdiger (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, OUP, Oxford 2008-.
  • "Legal Positivism" (last updated: July 2013) In: Wolfrum, Rüdiger (ed.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, OUP, Oxford 2008-.

Teaching

  • 5/2016: MPFPR Workshop "Building International Legal Expertise for Female Jurists from Afghanistan and Pakistan: International Law", Islamabad (Pakistan)
  • 7/2017: Workshop on "SDGs and the Rule of Law" at the University of Groningen Summer School 'International Law for Sustainable Societies, The Sustainable Development Goals', Groningen (The Netherlands).
  • 11/2015: NIPPON ITLOS Fellows Traineeship Unit "The International Law of Treaties", MPIL, Heidelberg (Germany).
  • 11/2014: NIPPON ITLOS Fellows Traineeship Unit "The International Law of Treaties", MPIL, Heidelberg (Germany).
  • 11/2012: NIPPON ITLOS Fellows Traineeship Unit "The International Law of Treaties", MPIL, Heidelberg (Germany).
  • 12/2011: NIPPON ITLOS Fellows Traineeship Unit "The International Law of Treaties", MPIL, Heidelberg (Germany).

Presentations

  • 1 February 2019 "Keynote Address: SDG 16 at a Crossroads", Conference on Rule of Law in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, Loyola University Chicago John Felice Rome Center (Italy)
  • 6 April 2018 "New Approaches to International Rule of Law Assistance" (panel moderator), 113th ASIL Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (US)
  • 12 Jul. 2017 "Rule of Law and the Sustainable Development Goals", Law and Development Discussion Group, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (Germany)
  • 24 Oct. 2013 "'Are We Talking About the Same Thing?': Legal Traditions and Their Linguistic Influences on International Law", Advanced Research Seminar Series, Yale Law School (US)
  • 18 May 2013 "'Are We Talking About the Same Thing?': Legal Traditions and Their Linguistic Influences on International Law", Cambridge Journal of International Comparative Law 2nd Annual Conference, Cambridge (United Kingdom)
  • 4 Feb. 2013 "ITLOS Case No. 16: What Does It Take to 'Agree'?", Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (Germany)
  • 16 Dec. 2012 "Direkte Demokratie", Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (Germany)

Research Project “Rule of Law and Development”

  • 1 February 2019 "Keynote Address: SDG 16 at a Crossroads", Conference on Rule of Law in the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda, Loyola University Chicago John Felice Rome Center (Italy).
  • "The Law Behind Rule of Law Promotion in Fragile States: The Case of Afghanistan" (together with Astrid Wiik) in: Göttingen Journal of International Law Vol. 9 (2018) 171-220.
  • 6 April 2018: Panel on "New Approaches to International Rule of Law Assistance" (panel moderator), 113th ASIL Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C. (US).
  • July 2017: Workshop on "SDGs and the Rule of Law" at the University of Groningen Summer School 'International Law for Sustainable Societies, The Sustainable Development Goals', Groningen (The Netherlands).
  • 12 Jul. 2017: Presentation on "Rule of Law and the Sustainable Development Goals", Law and Development Discussion Group, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (Germany).
  • "Rule of Law and the Sustainable Development Goals" (together with Astrid Wiik) in: Lachenmann, Frauke/Röder, Tillmann J./Wolfrum, Rüdiger (eds.), Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, Vol. 18, Brill, Leiden 2015, pp. 286-331.

Memberships

  • International Commission of Jurists, German Section
  • Connecticut/Baden-Württemberg Human Rights Research Consortium, Steering Committee member