Dr. Hans Köchler, Professor of Philosophy, Chairman, Dept. of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck (Austria)

Participating institutions

Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria (until 2014)

Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Wissenschaft und Politik (Working Group for Sciences and Politics)

International Progress Organization (I.P.O.), Vienna (NGO in consultative status with the United Nations)

International roundtable conference

The Use of Force in International Relations: Challenges to Collective Security

University of Innsbruck, 22 June 2005

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Publication of the proceedings

Studies in International Relations, Vol. XXIX

Vienna: International Progress Organization, 2006

Online version (Google Print)

Research paper

The United Nations and Global Power Politics:
The Antagonism between Power and Law and the Future of World Order

Chinese Journal of International Law, Vol. 5, No. 2 (2006), pp. 323-340

Oxford University Press

Online version (Oxford Journals)


The Great Power Balance, the United Nations and What the Framers Intended:
In Partial Response to Hans Köchler

Chinese Journal of International Law, Vol. 6/2, 10 June 2007

Online version (Oxford Journals)

Research paper

The Changing Nature of Power and the Erosion of Democracy in the Era of Technology: Challenges to the Philosophy of Law in the 21st Century

 News and Views, No. 13 (November 2006), pp. 4-28

International Academy for Philosophy

Online version

Research paper

Universal Jurisdiction and International Power Politics: Ideal versus Real

Eskisehir Osmangazi Üniversitesi Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi / Journal of Social Sciences Eskisehir
Osmangazi University, Vol. 7, No. 1 (June 2006), pp. 195-200

Online version

Research paper

World Court without a World State:
Criminal Justice under the Dictates of Realpolitik?

 Commentary on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the coming into force of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, 1 July 2012 (German)

International Progress Organization

Online version

German version: Weltgericht ohne Weltstaat: Strafjustiz unter dem Diktat der Realpolitik?

Public lecture

Sovereignty, Law and Democracy versus Power Politics

Lecture for the readers of the Swiss newspaper Zeit-Fragen (Zurich), 25 July 2013 (German)

Online version (Current Concerns, Zurich)

German version: Souveränität, Recht und Demokratie versus Machtpolitik

French version: La souveraineté, le droit et la démocratie ou la politique de grande puissance

Research paper

The Dual Face of Sovereignty:
Contradictions of Coercion in International Law

 The Global Community - Yearbook of International Law and Jurisprudence 2019

New York: Oxford University Press, 2020, pp. 875-885

Online version

Research paper

Carl Schmitt’s Conception of Sovereignty, the UN Security Council,
and the Instrumentalization of the “State of Exception"

Valur Ingimundarson and Svein Jóhannesson (eds.), Liberal Disorder, States of Exception, and Populist Politics.
Abingdon (UK) / New York: Routledge, 2021, pp. 27-43

Online version