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Alexander Wentker

MJur (Oxon), Maître en droit (Paris II); Research Fellow

wentker@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

Use of Force, Sources of International Law, International Dispute Settlement, International Institutional Law, International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights Law, Transitional Justice

Academic Career:

  • since 2018 | Research Fellow – Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
  • 2017 – 2018 | Judicial Clerk – Supreme Court of Namibia, Windhoek
  • 2017 | Intern – United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, New York
  • 2016-2017 | Master (Magister Juris (MJur)) – University of Oxford
  • 2016 | First Legal State Examination
  • 2015 – 2016 | Master (Maîtrise en droit) – Université Paris II – Panthéon-Assas, specialisation in international law
  • 2012 – 2016 | law studies – Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, joint-degree programme Humboldt European Law School
  • 2012 – 2013 | Research Assistant – Universität Potsdam, chair in European and German constitutional Law, administrative law, social law, and public business law
  • 2011 – 2012 | law studies – Universität Potsdam, binational Franco-German law program

 

Publications

Recent

  • Nichtteilnahme als Grenzphänomen seevölkerrechtlicher Gerichtsverfahren. In: Grenzen des Rechts, Marie-Claire Foblets, Dirk Hanschel, Armin Höland (eds.). Universitätsverlag, Halle-Wittenberg 2018, forthcoming.
  • Serdar Mohammed v Ministry of Defence. In: Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts (ILDC 2803), 2018, forthcoming.
  • Venezuela’s Non-Participation Before the ICJ in the Dispute Over the Essequibo Region. In: EJIL Talk! Blog of the European Journal of International Law, 2018. https://www.ejiltalk.org/venezuelas-non-participation-before-the-icj-in-the-dispute-over-the-essequibo-region/

Further

  • Die Eishockey-WM in Minsk: gesellschaftliche und politische Perspektiven. In: Belarus-Analysen 17 , 7- (2014) (with Pavel Baravik, Clemens Günther, Anna Koubová, Maria Tandeck).

Honours

2017 – 2018 | Oxford Bonavero Fellowship

2017 | Oxford Global Justice Fellowship 

2017 | Clifford Chance Prize Proxime Accessit (for the second best overall performance in the MJur Oxford)

2017 | Law Faculty Prize International Law and Armed Conflict of the University of Oxford

2016 & 2017 | Law Faculty Prizes of Humboldt-Universität (First Legal State Examination and Specialization)     

2016 – 2017 | Haniel Scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation and the Haniel Foundation 

2016 – 2017 | German Academic Exchange Service [DAAD] LLM scholarship

2011 – 2017 | German National Academic Foundation scholarship

2013 – 2014 | Studienkolleg zu Berlin fellowship

Miscellaneous

since 2016 | Oxford Transitional Justice Research – executive committee member (currently member of the editorial board of justiceinfo.net)