How cities shape international law
How do cities shape international law, and how does international law shape cities? These are some of the main questions the Cities of Refuge team critically engages with. The researchers are contributing to a research handbook on Cities and International Law, edited by Janne Nijman and Helmut Aust. During a writing workshop, in December 2019, Moritz Baumgärtel discussed the role of cities in international dispute resolution. In addition, Barbara Oomen discussed the specific role of cities in shaping the international law of refugees and migration, arguing that cities are ‘breaking the bastion of international law’.