The Categorical Imperative to End Modern-Day Slavery: Subsidiarity, Privatization, and the State’s Duty to Protect
Book: Der Staat im Recht.: Festschrift für Eckart Klein zum 70. Geburtstag.
The state in law – supported by and bound by the law, oriented towards the common good and individual rights in equal measure – is the object and goal of Eckart Klein's scientific work. Eckart Klein, whose 70th birthday is the occasion for this commemorative publication, has devoted himself as a legal scholar to public law in its entire range, whereby his work at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and his time as a research assistant at the Federal Constitutional Court have had a lasting impact on his interests and focused. Accordingly, important topics of his publication activity throughout his academic career are constitutional procedural law, general international law, the law of international organizations and the international protection of human rights. After a stint at the Johannes Gutenberg University in Mainz, he moved to the University of Potsdam. Here he also founded the Human Rights Center of the University of Potsdam, of which he was director. The lawyer supplemented his work as a university lecturer by holding judicial offices at the Higher Administrative Courts in Koblenz and Frankfurt (Oder) as well as at the State Court in Bremen. He was also a member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee and participated several times as a German ad hoc judge in proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights. The fact that academic teaching was not neglected in all of this was Eckart Klein's top priority. In this commemorative publication, students and companions have brought together contributions from the fields of international law, European law and national law in order to explore the position of the state in law from different perspectives, to mark the limits of state action and to ask for standards for sovereign decisions.
Duncker & Humblot
international law, public law, international law, human rights law, international humanitarian law
Human Rights Law | International Humanitarian Law | International Law | Law | Public Law and Legal Theory
Pati, Roza, "The Categorical Imperative to End Modern-Day Slavery: Subsidiarity, Privatization, and the State’s Duty to Protect" (2013). Faculty Book Chapters. 5.