Kategorie: Divers

Frankreich – Kommt der Ausnahmezustand zurück?

Graffiti nach einer Demonstration auf dem Boulevard Beaumarchais (2017). Am 1. Dezember 2018 kam es in verschiedenen französischen Städten, darunter insbesondere in Paris, zu gewaltsamen Ausschreitungen, Körperverletzungen und erheblichen Sachbeschädigungen anlässlich des dritten Protesttages der Bewegung der gilets jaunes. Im Nachgang hat das französische Kabinett am auf die Ausschreitungen folgenden Sonntag über geeignete Maßnahmen beraten. Dabei kursierte unter anderem die Überlegung, zur effektiven Verhinderung weiterer Gewalttaten den Ausnahmezustand („état d’urgence“) zu verhängen. Zum gegenwärtigen Zeitpunkt hat Präsident Macron von der Verhängung des Ausnahmezustandes Abstand … „Frankreich – Kommt der Ausnahmezustand zurück?“ weiterlesen

HS Bund: Neue Unterrichtsmaterialien online

Die Unterrichtsmaterialien für die Lehrveranstaltung 15.14 „Freiheitsrechte in der polizeilichen Sicherheitspraxis II“ sind ab sofort online verfügbar. Zum Online-Kursraum gelangen Sie hier. Zum Öffnen der Dokumente (pdf-Format) benötigen Sie ein Passwort, das im Rahmen der ersten Unterrichtsstunde bekannt gegeben wird. Die Lehrunterlagen (LU) sind identisch mit denen, die sich auch im Reader befinden (außer LU4, diese ist nur online verfügbar). Falls erforderlich, können allerdings lediglich die online verfügbaren Dokumente aktualisiert werden, nicht jedoch die in Papierform vorliegenden. Bitte beachten Sie zudem, dass die Texte … „HS Bund: Neue Unterrichtsmaterialien online“ weiterlesen

New Normality? – Abstract #16

Jonas Heller: Democracy and state of exceptionas dialectic between demosand population. Within democratic orders, it is the declared aim of a state of exception to secure or restore the endangered foundation of democracy. The provided measures are undemocratic insofar they directly affect individual rights as the principle on which democracy is based. By suspending rights, the state of exception treats individuals not as members of a democratic community (demos), but as parts of a population which has to be secured. Whereas individuals rights enable individuals to be part … „New Normality? – Abstract #16“ weiterlesen

CfA: 3rd Young Researchers Workshop on Terrorism and Belligerency in Haifa

The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions (RLEC) at the University of Haifa, Faculty of Law and the Geography and Environmental Studies Department, invite submissions for participation in the third young researchers workshop on “Terrorism and Belligerency”. The workshop will be held from February 3-17, 2019, at the Minerva Center, University of Haifa. Subject-Matter of WorkshopFollowing the success of the first two workshops held in September 2016 (see here), and February 2018 (see here), the Minerva Center for RLEC is … „CfA: 3rd Young Researchers Workshop on Terrorism and Belligerency in Haifa“ weiterlesen

New Normality? – Abstract #15

Julian Müller: European Human Rights Protection in Times of Terrorism—the State of Emergency and the Emergency Clause of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). Like most human rights treaties, the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) contains an emergency clause (Art. 15 ECHR). This clause defines the conditions for—and the limits of—a derogation from the human rights obligations under the convention in the case of an emergency. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris on 13 November 2015, the state of emergency (état d’urgence) was … „New Normality? – Abstract #15“ weiterlesen

New Normality? – Abstract #14

Jan Christoph Suntrup: The Symbolic Politics of the State of Exception: Images and Performances. This article discusses selected examples of the state of exception’s symbolic embeddedness and symbolic performances related to it. After suggesting a revision of a simplistic understanding of the term “symbolic politics” as developed by Murray Edelman and others who confine symbolic action mainly to the realm of deception and manipulation, the symbolic force of rhetoric in exceptional times will be demonstrated by looking at recent examples from the French context. In … „New Normality? – Abstract #14“ weiterlesen

New Normality? – Abstract #13

Dante Gatmaytan: Duterte, Judicial Deference, and Democratic Decay in the Philippines Democracy in the Philippines is in a state of decay. As with many other nations, the Constitution contains provisions allowing the Chief Executive to place the country or any part thereof in a state of exception in case of emergencies. This, however, is not a problem because the Constitution likewise ordained a system of checks and balances. To stave off abuse, the Judiciary, a co-equal branch of the Executive, was empowered to review any … „New Normality? – Abstract #13“ weiterlesen

New Normality? – Abstract #12

Annette Förster: The Expansion of Executive Force in the War on Terror and its Impact on Domestic and International Norms. Since the terrorist attacks on September 11 2001, the United States have been in a continuing state of emergency. The formal state of exception is one element of a two-headed development: the expansion of executive force accompanied by the reduction of democratic control mechanisms and legal protections from abuse. The balance of power between the branches has shifted and the limits of the legitimate exercise … „New Normality? – Abstract #12“ weiterlesen

New Normality? – Abstract #11

Ece Göztepe: The Permanency of the State of Emergency in Turkey. The Rise of a Constituent Power or Only a New Quality of the State? Working on the state of emergency/exception requires inevitably an idea of normality. For the first time the Roman law came up with the idea of ruling the state of exception before the exceptional conditions emerge and the Romans decided to locate the exceptional power beside the normal system. Even the terms and the content of the exceptional powers of the Roman … „New Normality? – Abstract #11“ weiterlesen

New Normality? – Abstract #9

Myriam Feinberg: States of Emergency in France and Israel—Terrorism, “permanent emergencies,” and democracy This article examines the consequences on democracy of “permanent emergencies” linked to terrorism, through the examples and a comparison of France and Israel’s states of emergency (SoE). France was under a SoE for two years. Israel has been under a SoE since its creation in 1948. In both cases, a new terrorism law was adopted which was intended to replace the SoE but which, in fact, enshrined a number of emergency measures … „New Normality? – Abstract #9“ weiterlesen