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Prohibiting the Truth by Law - Prof. Dr. Christoph Wagner on the Freedom of the Media and the Judiciary in the Russian Federation

In May, the non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders published its 2022 press freedom rankings, which compare the situation for... more
The Statue of Justice or lady justice. The photo is from AdobeStock/Aerial Mike.

“Training All Citizens to Become Socialists” – Why it is important to study the history of criminal law, or: criminal law and its political dimension

Prof. Georg Steinberg is one of three professors for criminal law and criminal procedural law in Potsdam and head of the research unit History of... more
Prof. Dr. Christian Bickenbach | Photo: Sandra Scholz

Is There a Right to Climate Protection? – Legal expert Christian Bickenbach examines the legal foundations of climate litigation

The dry summers of recent years are taking their toll. The effects of global warming, such as long heat waves or floods, cause damage running into... more
Prof. Dr. iur. Björn Steinrötter. | Photo: Thomas Roese

"Do We Want Artificial Intelligence to Administer Law?" – IT and media law expert Björn Steinrötter researches legal issues of digitalization

He stands in front of students in the lecture hall, is the author of legal essays, commentaries, and manuals, and researches today’s most pressing... more
Prof. Dr. Andreas Zimmermann (left) and adjunct Prof. Dr. Norman Weiß | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Law in a state of emergency – How the corona crisis affects human rights

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Many countries around the world have taken drastic measures in an effort to stop or at least slow down the spread of coronavirus: schools,... more
Prof. Uwe Hellmann (right) and Dr. Sargis Terzikyan. | Photo: Tobias Hopfgarten

Punishment & Law – Research Center for Russian Law Facilitates Lively Exchange between Germany and Post-Soviet States

Human dignity, freedom, and property are elementary objects of legal protection. Those who violate them can expect sanctions – and these differ from... more
Various legal fields - be they criminal, competition, anti-trust, or intellectual property law - fall under the purview of media law. Picture: Sören Stache

New Legal Territory — Legal scholars analyze media-related issues

Her private life has often been disseminated in tabloids, but Caroline von Monaco—Caroline, Princess of Hanover since 1999—has consistently taken... more
Pic.: Andreas Klaer

Politics Upclose

The Institute of Local Government Studies
They decide where to build new bike paths and how many places to create in day-care centers for children. They also decide about the opening hours of... more