Ingo Venzke



Department of International and European Law, University of Amsterdam


Ingo is Professor of International Law and Social Justice at the University of Amsterdam and Director of the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL). In the past, he served, inter alia, as Hauser Research Scholar at New York University and Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. His work focuses on different dimensions of sustainability as well as the theory and practice of interpretation in international law. His recent attention goes to critical moments in the history of international law and the role of international law in creating the conditions for social (in)justice. His monographs include How Interpretation Makes International Law: On Semantic Change and Normative Twists (2012) and In Whose Name? A Public Law Theory of International Adjudication (together with Armin von Bogdandy, 2014). Recently he edited Contingency in International Law: On the Possibilities of Different Legal Histories (together with Kevin Jon Heller, 2021).

At THE NEW INSTITUTE Ingo was involved in the program "The Future of Democracy".


''Towards a New Enlightenment. The Case for Future - Oriented Humanities'', 2022

"The Law of the Global Economy and the Spectre of Inequality" 9 London Review of International Law, 2021

“Contingency in International Law: On the Possibility of Different Legal Histories”, Oxford University Press, 2021

"Possibilities of the Past? The History of the NIEO and the Travails of Critique", 20 Journal of the History of International Law, 2018

"Cracking the Frame? On the Prospects of Change in a World of Struggle", 27 European Journal of International Law, 2016

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