Last modified: May 11, 2020

Janina Barkholdt

Research and Teaching AssistantChris Gutmann
Chair for Public Law and Public International Law
Prof. Dr. Georg Nolte

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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Law
Chair for Public Law and Public International Law
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany


»Atrium«, Room 1.11

Friedrichstraße 60, 10117 Berlin


+30 2093-91576


+30 2093-91571





  • "The Contribution of International Organizations to the Formation, Interpretation and Identification of International Law: Questions arising from the Recent Work of the International Law Commission", International Organizations Law Review, Brill Nijhoff (forthcoming)
  • Janina Barkholdt and Ingo Winkelmann, "Responsibility to Protect", in: Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford University Press (forthcoming)
  • Janina Barkholdt and Nina Reiners,"Pronouncements of Expert Treaty Bodies - From 'Black Boxes' to 'Key Catalysts' in International Law?", Berlin Potsdam Research Group, KFG Working Paper Series No. 40, January 2020
  • "Kriegsgefangene", in: Staatslexikon - Bd. 3 (Görres-Gesellschaft), 8. Auflage, Herder 2019
  • Georg Nolte and Janina Barkholdt, "The Soviet Intervention in Afghanistan 1979-80", in Tom Ruys, Olivier Corten and Alexandra Hofer (eds.), The Use of Force in International Law: A Case-based Approach, Oxford University Press 2018
  • Janina Barkholdt and Julian Kulaga, "Analytical Presentation of the Comments and Observations by States on Draft Article 7, Paragraph 1, of the ILC Draft Articles on Immunity of State Officials from Foreign Criminal Jurisdiction", United Nations General Assembly, 6th Committee, Berlin Potsdam Research Group, KFG Working Paper Series No. 14, April 2018 

Short CV


April-Oktober  2019 Visting Research Fellow at the Institute of International Law of Peking University, China, funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Since April 2018
Associated Researcher of the Research Group (KFG) "The International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline?"
Since April 2017 Research Fellow at the Chair of Professor Dr. Georg Nolte
February 2017-December 2018
Tutor of the Law Student Exchange Program of HU Berlin with Taras-Shevchenko-University, Kiev, affiliated with the "Network East-West" of HU Berlin
July-August 2018 Assistant of Professor Georg Nolte in his capacity as a member of the International Law Commission during its 70th Session in Geneva
Summer Term 2017 Leave of absence for an internship at the International Law Commission of the United Nations in Geneva, funded by the Carlo-Schmid-Scholarship of the German National Merit Foundation and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
March 2017 First Legal State Exam, Berlin
2011-2017 Legal Studies, Humboldt University of Berlin
- 2014-2017 Student Assistant of Professor Dr. Georg Nolte
- 2014-2015 Participation in the "Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court" (First Rank at the German National Rounds and representation of Germany at the International Rounds in Washington, D.C.)
- 2013-2014 Specialisation in public international law and European Union law, awarded with the prize of the law faculty
- 2014 Pro bono work for an NGO in Chișinău, Republic of Moldova
- 2013 Short-term studies in Russian language, Pushkin Institute, Moscow
Certificate of General Qualification for University Entrance, Gymnasium Laurentianum, Arnsberg