Dr. Frauke Lachenmann

Senior Research Fellow

Project Activities

Managing Editor of the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, 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, 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

9/2013  12/2013 and 5/2014  6/2014 Visiting Researcher, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT (USA)

10/2007  8/2013 Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (Germany)

10/2006  3/2007 Legal assistant to the Head of Legal Unit, UNHCR Regional Office, Berlin (Germany)

4/2004  10/2006: Heidelberg District Court and Karlsruhe Administrative Court legal traineeship; degree: Second State Exam in Law (Germany)

10/1998  1/2003: Major in Law; degree: First State Exam in Law, Heidelberg University (Germany)

10/1993  7/1998: Majors in English Literature; Philosophy, Heidelberg University (Germany)

9/1995  6/1996: St. Hilda’s College Visiting Student; Majors in English Literature; Philosophy, Oxford University (United Kingdom)

9/1992  6/1993: Foundation Course of Art and Design, Camberwell College of Art and Design, London (United Kingdom)

Publications

  • F. Lachenmann and R. Wolfrum (eds.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Thematic Series, vol. 2, International Humanitarian Law (forthcoming Oxford University Press 2016).
  • F. Lachenmann and R. Wolfrum (eds.), Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law Thematic Series, vol. 1, International Economic Law (Oxford University Press 2015).
  • F. Lachenmann, T. J. Röder and R. Wolfrum (eds.), Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law, vol. 18 (Brill Leiden 2015).
  • Astrid Wiik and F. Lachenmann, “Rule of Law and the Sustainable Development Goals” in: F. Lachenmann, T. J. Röder and R. Wolfrum (eds.), Max Planck Yearbook of United Nations Law vol. 18 (Brill Leiden 2015), pp. 286–331.
  • F. Lachenmann and R. Wolfrum, “United Nations Budget in Wolfrum, Rüdiger (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press 2008–), last article update January 2013 (last accessed 4 September 2014) Further information
  • F. Lachenmann, “Legal Positivism” in R. Wolfrum (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford University Press 2008–), last article update July 2013 (last accessed 4 September 2014) Further information
  • F. Lachenmann, Hugh Henry Brackenridge – Richter, Republikaner, Man of Letters (Schöningh, Paderborn 2007).

Lectures

  • 11/2015: NIPPON ITLOS Fellows Traineeship Unit “The International Law of Treaties”
  • 11/2014: NIPPON ITLOS Fellows Traineeship Unit “The International Law of Treaties”
  • 11/2012: NIPPON ITLOS Fellows Traineeship Unit “The International Law of Treaties”
  • 12/2011: NIPPON ITLOS Fellows Traineeship Unit “The International Law of Treaties”

Recent Presentations

  • 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 (USA)
  • 23 Aug. 2013 “Literarische Stilmittel in Texten von Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. und Bernhard Schlinck”, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg (Germany)
  • 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)

Participation in Conferences

  • 16 Oct. 2015 “International Law and Litigation", Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
  • 11–12 Sept. 2014 “The Rule of Law and Its Application to the United Nations”, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg
  • 29 Apr.–2 May 2014 “3rd Max Planck Masterclass in International Law: Professor Martti Koskenniemi – Critical Studies of International Law”, Heidelberg
  • 6–7 Dec. 2013 “Yale Law School 2013 Doctoral Scholarship Conference”, New Haven, CT
  • 26–28 Oct. 2012 “Vielfalt des europäischen Grundrechtsschutzes”, 57. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Sektion der Internationalen Juristen-Kommission, Dresden
  • 28–31 Mar. 2012 “Confronting Complexity”, 106th ASIL Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.
  • 4–6 Nov. 2011 “Direkte Demokratie”, 56. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Sektion der Internationalen Juristen-Kommission, Bremen
  • 4–5 Dec. 2009 “Law of the Sea in Dialogue”, Heidelberg
  • 20 Mar. 2008 “Der pouvoir neutre im nationalen und internationalen Recht”, Kolloquium aus Anlass des 90. Geburtstages von Prof. Dr. Karl Doehring, Heidelberg
  • 29 Oct. 2008 “Solidarity: A Structural Principle of International Law”, Symposium, Heidelberg
  • 4–6 Sept. 2008 “International Law in a Heterogeneous World”, 3rd Biennial Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), Heidelberg
  • 17–18 Dec. 2007 “The European Court of Human Rights Overwhelmed by Applications: Problems and Possible Solutions”, Heidelberg

Honours

Dr. phil. awarded in 2004 for a thesis on “Hugh Henry Brackenridge – Richter, Republikaner, Man of Letters”

Memberships

International Commission of Jurists, German Section