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Interview with Peter Oestmann

Prof. Dr. Peter Oestmann
Foto: MünsterView/ Heiner Witte

The News portal of the University of Münster published an interview with our director Professor Peter Oestmann today. Oestmann explains what the Kolleg’s topic of legal pluralism is all about and shows that it is by no means a purely historical phenomenon. He builds a bridge from the fragmented legal systems of the 16th century to contemporary phenomena such as “forum shopping” in international law. In his opinion, legal diversity should not be assessed negatively in principle as it could certainly bring advantages for the individual.

Here is the link to the English article on the WWU-News portal. The interview is also published in the current issue of the WWU magazine wissen.leben, which you can download here (in German).

New article on the Kolleg’s work

Meanwhile, the portal for the humanities and social sciences of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) covered the start of work at our Kolleg. In addition to the research program, the article presents the goals for the years to come.

You can read the article here (in German).