Maximilian Bertamini

Research Associate & PhD Student

    Address

    Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor Massenbergstraße 9 B 44787 Bochum Germany

    Nationality

    German

    Research Interests

    History and Theory of International Law, International Outer Space Law (Space Mining, Militarization of Outer Space, Space as Environment), International Environmental Law, German Constitutional Law

    Research Focus

    Sovereignty and Property in International Law, Non-Appropriation of Outer Space

    Education

    Since 10/2019

    PhD Candidate at the Legal Faculty of Ruhr-University Bochum

    10/2018
    First Legal State Exam, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany), specialization in 'International and European Law'
    Since 10/2013
    Studies in Law, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
    04/2013
    A-levels (‘Abitur’), Hollenberg Gymnasium Waldbröl (Germany)

    Most recent Publications

    Forthcoming

    “Franziska-Carolin Kring, Responsibility to protect (R2P) revisited – Towards climate change-related obligations of states?” (Book Review), in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (JILPAC), Volume 4, Issue 3/4 (2021).

    07/2021

    Bofax “International Law and Sand”,together with Vivien Wefringhaus, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/international-law-and-sand/.

    05/2021

    “The check, please!” – Incentivizing states to pay for climate change?, Ejil:Talk!.

    02/2021

    Weltraumschrott und Umweltschutz, SichTRaum Blog.

    10/2020

    United in What? Some reflections on the Security Council’s sovereignty rhetoric in the latest Syria resolutions, Ejil:Talk!.

    04/2020

    Bofax “Mine, mine, mine! On the new US space resource policy and attitude towards outer space”, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/mine-mine-mine/
    German version available on SichTRaum Blog.

    10/2019

    In dubio contra bellum, together with Benedikt Behlert, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/in-dubio-contra-bellum/.

    06/2019

    A small step for IHL but one giant leap for humanity, (together with Marius Fritz), HuV 2019, Volume 2, Issue 1-2, pp. 23-36.

    06/2019

    The Role of International Investment Law in Armed Conflicts, Disputed Territories, and “Frozen” Conflicts – A Workshop Report, Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

    04/2019

    Bofax "Keeping it Clean", Parts I + II, together with Stephan Schultz, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/keeping-it-clean-part-i/ + https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/keeping-it-clean-part-ii/

    03/2019

    Bofax "Trading Blows", with Rouven Diekjobst, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/de/trading-blows/.

    Grants and Awards

    11/2020

    International Realization Budget, Research School, Ruhr-University Bochum

    Since 09/2019

    PhD Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

    07/2019

    Förderpreis des VFR e.V. für die drei notenbesten Absolvent*innen der juristischen Fakultät der Ruhr-Universität Bochum

    Since 01/2017

    e-fellows Scholarship

    02/2016 - 10/2018

    Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

    2016

    Participation in the 2016 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition German National 3rd Place (out of 21) Advanced Rounds Team in the International Rounds in Washington, D.C. Final Ranking: 29th out of more than 550 teams

    Conferences and Panels

    06/2021 - 07/2021

    Co-organization of the 2021 Space Sustainability Talks and moderation of Episode 3 (watch here). 

    03/2021

    Moderation of the panel “Sea Level Rise between Responsibility and Protection” (watch here).

    05/2020

    The Covid-19 Crisis from a German, European and international Perspective, online panel discussion series.

    12/2019
    Regional Human Rights Systems from a Comparative Perspective, Florence.
    11/2019
    Forced Migration in Transition: Perspectives from Social Science and Law, Bochum.
    11/2019

    Presentation "Flight as a Security Problem" (together with Farina Kronsbein) at the International Forum on Refugee Protection & Migrant Issues, Bochum, 28.11.2019.

    03/2019

    The Role of International Investment Law in Armed Conflicts, Disputed Territories, and “Frozen” Conflicts, Bochum.

    11/2018
    Contribution to the Panel „Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century“ at the „The Past, Present and Future of the International Law and Politics of Peace and Armed Conflict” Conference in Bochum
    09/2017
    'Time and Law' Conference in Bochum
    09/2016
    Eurocrim Conference in Münster
    03/2016 - 04/ 2016
    Attendance at the 110th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law

    Lectures

    Recurrent Courses

    Winter Semester

    Introduction to Humanitarian Action – Lectures on International Law, Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law at the Social Sciences Faculty of RUB

    Winter Semester

    Study Group ‘International Law’ at the Legal Faculty

    Summer Semester

    The Art of Legal Argument – Rhetoric skills for law students

    One-time Courses

    10/2019

    Presentation "Introduction to International Humanitarian Law" at a Training Seminar for Junior Lawyers and Dissemination Officers, German Red Cross, Bad Pyrmont.

    08/2019

    Lecturer at the 2019 Summer School on Humanitarian Action, Bochum

    01/2019

    Talk on “Outer Space Law and International Humanitarian Law” for the German Red Cross' Practice Workshop on Humanitarian Aid

    Memberships, Affiliations, Positions

    Since 01/2021

    Speaker of the IFHV’s Research Cluster “Humanitarian Governance & Management”.

    Since 01/2020

    Member of the Research Network Security and Technology in Space (Sicherheit und Technologie im Weltraum, SichTRaum) – Co-Organizer of SichTRaum’s Research Cluster “Sustainable Use of Outer Space”.

    Other Engagement

    06/2021

    Judge at the European Rounds of the Manfred Lachs Space Law Moot Court Competition

    04/2021

    Judge at the 2021 virtual Jessup Global Rounds

    03/2020

    Judge at the Jessup Friendlies in Prague

    Since 01/2020

    Representative of Research Associates at the IFHV

    03/2019

    Judge at the Jessup Friendlies in Lisbon

    06/2017 - 11/2017
    Student Coach for the Ruhr University's Hanse Moot Team
    09/2016 - 03/2017
    Student Coach for the Ruhr University's Jessup Moot Court Team
    10/2014 - 01/2018

    Tutor for the mentoring program of the legal faculty

    Language Skills

    German (mother tongue)
    English (fluent)
    Latin (‘Latinum’)