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Katharina Ziolkowski Awarded Moltke Prize

Legal Scholar at Freie Universität Berlin Received Prize for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Security Policy

№ 263/2009 from Oct 07, 2009

The legal scholar Katharina Ziolkowski was awarded the Helmuth James von Moltke Prize by the German Section of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War for her dissertation at Freie Universität Berlin. Ziolkowski was granted the award endowed with 2000 euros for her dissertation entitled "Postulates of Justice as a Justification for War – The Influence of Modern Concepts of the Just War on the Admissibility of Interstate Use of Force in International Law after 1945."

The jury praised in particular the relevance, timeliness, and originality of Ziolkowski's doctoral thesis from 2007 at Freie Universität. Ziolkowski's dissertation advisor was Prof. Dr. Philip Kunig of the Department of Law.

The award was presented at the end of September, 2009, during the general meeting of the German Section of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War. The prize is named in honor of Helmuth James von Moltke, a German jurist who in 1945 was executed for his involvement in the resistance.

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Prof. Dr. Philip Kunig, Department of Law, Freie Universität Berlin
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