Academic Career

  • 1992 Habilitation (postdoctoral degree and entitlement to become a professor) and "venia legendi" (qualification to teach) for German and foreign public law, public international law and European Union law, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • 1990 Doctor of Juridical Sciences (S.J.D.), Harvard University following a one-year research visit (1988/1989)
  • 1985 Promotion Dr. iur. utr., University of Heidelberg; Dissertation titled The Inter-American System for the Protection of Human Rights awarded with the Otto-Hahn medal of the Max-Planck-Institute for junior scientists
  • 1985 Diploma of the International Academy of Constitutional Law (Académie Internationale de Droit Constitutionnel), Tunis, Tunisia
  • 1982/1983 Fulbright program with an LL.M. at the American University, Washington D.C.
  • Assistant to Prof. Dr. Thomas Buergenthal, American University, Washington D.C., Judge at the International Court of Justice, former President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights; consultant at Fulbright & Jaworski, Washington D.C., within an American-Swiss arbitration procedure (07-12/1983).
  • 1982 graduate assistant to Prof. Dr. Christian Tomuschat, University of Bonn, Germany
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