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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heike Krieger


Institute for International Law, European Law and Comparative Public Law


Professor for International and Public Law

Boltzmannstr. 3
Room 4406
14195 Berlin

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Heike Krieger holds the Chair for International and Public Law at the Freie Universität Berlin. She is Max Planck Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg and Co-Chair of the Berlin-Potsdam Research Group (KFG) “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?”. She has, inter alia, taught at the Universities of Göttingen, Nottingham,and the Centre for Transnational Legal Studies, London. Between 2007 and 2014 she acted as a judge of the Constitutional Court of the State of Berlin. She has represented the German parliament before the German Constitutional Court and acted as counsel for the German government before the European Court of Human Rights. She is a member of the Holberg Committee. Her research focusses on general international law, international human rights law and international humanitarian law.


Heike Krieger is Co-Editor of the Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law (T.M.C. Asser Press and Springer) and member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Conflict and Security Law (Oxford University Press). Her recent publications include the edited volumes “Due Diligence in the International Legal Order” (Oxford University Press, 2020; ed. together with A. Peters and L. Kreuzer), “The Legal Pluriverse Surrounding Multinational Military Operations” (Oxford University Press, 2020, 512pp., ed. together with R. Geiß) and “The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline? Approaching current foundational challenges” (Oxford University Press, 2019, 400pp.; ed. together with G. Nolte and A. Zimmermann).

For a CV see here  

Select Publications:

Law-making and Legitimacy in International Humanitarian Law, Cheltenham UK (Edward Elgar Publishing), forthcoming 2021 (editor; assistant editor Jonas Püschmann)

Due Diligence in the International Legal Order, Oxford (Oxford University Press), 2020 (432 pp.) (co-ed. with Anne Peters and Leonard Kreuzer)

The Legal Pluriverse Surrounding Multinational Military Operations, Oxford (Oxford University Press), 2020 (512 pp.) (co-ed. with Robin Geiß)

The International Rule of Law: Rise or Decline? Approaching current foundational challenges, Oxford (Oxford University Press), 2019 (400 pp.), (co-ed. with Georg Nolte and Andreas Zimmermann)

Populist Governments and International Law, (2019) 30 European Journal of International Law 971-996

International Law and Governance by Armed Groups: Caught in the Legitimacy Trap?, (2018) 12 Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding  563-583

Verfassung im Völkerrecht – Konstitutionelle Elemente jenseits des Staates?, in: Veröffentlichungen der Vereinigung der Deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer (VVDStRL), Vol. 75, Berlin (de Gruyter) 2016, 439-472

Inducing Compliance with International Humanitarian Law: Lessons from the African Great Lakes Region, Cambridge (Cambridge University Press) 2015, 576 pages (editor; Jan Willms assistant editor)

Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, T.M.C. Asser Press and Springer (co.-ed. with Terry Gill, Robin Geiß and Christophe Paulussen since vol. 17 (2014)

Immunität: Entwicklung und Aktualität als Rechtsinstitut, in: Berichte der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Völkerrecht, Internationales, nationales und privates Recht: Hybridisierung der Rechtsordnungen/Immunität, Vol 46, Heidelberg 2014, 223-259

Updated version: Between Evolution and Stagnation – Immunities in a Globalized World, (2014) 6 Goettingen Journal of International Law 177-216


For a CV see here