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Mateja Steinbrück Platise

Dr. iur., M.Jur (Oxford), Senior Research Fellow

platise@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

general international law, human rights, international institutional law, international dispute settlement, legal theory, European law

Academic Career:

Since 2013: Lecturer at the University of Heidelberg, Faculty of Law, Germany

Since 2012: Marie Curie Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany, with the research project on the Responsibility of International Organizations for Human Rights Violations 

2011-2012: Max Planck guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany

2011-2012: Lecturer at the Université Catholique de Lille, Faculté Libre de Droit, France

2007-2011: Legal Officer at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France

2007-2010: Lecturer at the University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law, Germany

2007: Guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg, Germany

2005, 2006: Guest researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany (interrupted with maternity leave)

2004-2005: Research assistant to Professor Dr Kalypso Nicolaïdis, Director of the European Studies Centre, St. Anthony’s College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

2003-2004: Master studies in European and Comparative Law (M.Jur), University of Oxford, United Kingdom

2002: Law clerk at the Legal Liaison Office at the United Nations Office, Geneva, Switzerland

2002-2005: Ph.D Studies (Dr.), University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law, Slovenia

2000-2002: Master Studies in International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

1999-2002: Academic Assistant at the University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law, Chair for International Legal Sciences, Slovenia

1999-2000: Law clerk at the High Court of Justice in Ljubljana, Slovenia

1993-1998: Undergraduate Studies in Law (dipl. iur.), University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Law,  Slovenia

Languages

Slovenian (mother tongue), English (fluent), German (fluent), Serbian/Croatian (fluent), French (advanced)

Publications

Recent

  • The Development of the Immunities of International Organizations in Response to Domestic Contestations. In: The Rule of Law at the National and International Levels: Contestations and Deference, André Nollkaemper (ed.). Studies in International Law. Hart Publishing, Oxford 2016, 67-97.
  • El Desarrollo de las Inmunidades de las Organizaciones Internacionales a Través de las Contestaciones Nacionales. In: Revista del Posgrado en derecho de la UNAM 1, 205-256 (2014).
  • The Double End of the Principle of Subsidiarity. In: Zeitschrift für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht (xxx), forthcoming.
  • Legal Pluralism as the Separation of Powers. In: The Rule of Law in an era of multilevel governance and global legal pluralism, Monika Heupel (ed.). xxx, xxx xxx, forthcoming.
  • Slovenia. Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2013, 226-235 p.
  • ARIO and Human Rights: Leaving Individual in the Cold. In: International Organizations Law Review 9, 67-76 (2012).

Further

  • Book Review: Nijman, Janne E., Nollkaemper, André: New Perspectives on the Divide Between National and International Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007. In: Heidelberg Journal for International Law, 69, 229-233, 2009.
  • The Applicability of Peace Treaties in National Law with respect to Reparations. In: Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts ILDC 1086 (SI 2002) (2008).
  • Status of Victims of War under the Geneva Conventions. In: Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts ILDC 570 (SI 2006) (2008).
  • Book Review: Lowe, Vaughan: International Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2007. In: Heidelberg Journal for International Law, 68, 1148-1153, 2008.
  • The Question of Conformity of the Marriage and Family Relations Act with International Human Rights Obligations. In: Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts ILDC 414 (SI 2003) (2007).
  • Constitutionality of the Agreement Establishing an Association between Slovenia and the European Communities. In: Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts ILDC 532 (SI 1997) (2006).
  • Sovereignty of the Member States of the European Community. University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, 2005, 316 p., Dissertation
  • Vprašanje kazenske odgovornosti držav (The Question of Criminal Responsibility of States). In: Zbornik znanstvenih razprav 62, University of Ljubljana, 255-277 (2002).
  • Razvoj odgovornosti držav (Development of State Responsibility). In: Pravnik 57/4-5, Uradni list Republike Slovenije, 203-223 (2002).
  • Vloga mednarodnih organizacij pri mirnem reševanju mednarodnih sporov (The Role of Regional Organizations in Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes). In: Zbornik znanstvenih razprav 61, University of Ljubljana, 171-192 (2001).
  • Novosti v pristojnostih in delovanju Sveta EU in Evropskega sveta po pogodbi iz Nice (The Competences and Functioning of the Council of the EU and the European Council under the Nice Treaty). VI. dnevi javnega prava. VI. dnevi javnega prava. Univerza v Ljubljani, Pravna fakulteta, Ljubljana, 2001, 197-212 p.
  • Mednarodnopravni vidiki rasne diskriminacije in pravice do svobode govora (International Legal Aspects of Racial Discrimination and Freedom of Speech). In: Pravnik 56/1-3, Uradni list Republike Slovenije, Ljubljana, 126-142 (2001).
  • Listina temeljnih pravic EU (The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU). In: Pravna Praksa 34, Gospodarski vestnik, Ljubljana, 4-12 (2000).
  • Članstvo v Evropskih skupnostih kot mednarodnih organizacijah (Membership in the European Communities as International Organizations). In: Kolaps, Society for Science and Culture, Ljubljana 10, 14-32 (1999).

Presentations

09 Sep 2015

Whose Impact? Whose Backlash? Re-Conceptualising the Relationship between International Human Rights Institutions and Domestic Authorities

ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Roundtable: Impact and Backlash against Human Rights Courts and Quasi-Judicial Bodies, organised in the framework of the ESIL Annual Conference at the University of Oslo

Oslo

01 Jul 2015 - 03 Jul 2015

The Separation of Powers in Global Governance

Annual Conference of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S) on 'Public Law in an Uncertain World,' New York University School of Law

New York

08 Sep 2014

10 May 2014 - 11 Mai 2014

Human Rights as a Universal Standard for the Exercise of International Public Authority

Conference on ‘Stepping Away from the State: Universality and Cosmopolitanism in International and Comparative Law,' University of Cambridge

Cambridge

17 Oct 2013 - 19 Okt 2013

Accountability of International Organisations

Workshop on the project of International Public Authority of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, affiliated with the Cluster of Excellence ‘Formation of Normative Orders’ at Goethe University Frankfurt

Heidelberg

28 Jun 2013 - 29 Jun 2013

Legal Pluralism as the Separation of Powers

Workshop on the Rule of Law in Global Governance, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

Berlin

14 Mar 2013 - 15 Mär 2013

The Challenge to Immunities of International Organizations by Domestic Courts

Workshop on the Interfaces between International and National Legal Orders: An International Rule of Law Perspective, Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL)

Amsterdam

08 Nov 2012 - 09 Nov 2012

Authority Beyond States: Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives on International Institutions

Commentator, Workshop of the Norwegian Center for Human Rights (AUSTAT Project), in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Heidelberg

Teaching

SS 2014/2015

The Law of the European Convention on Human Rights

SS 2013/2014

Responsibility of International Organisations

SS 2013/2014

Human Rights and Humanitarian Law

SS 2013/2014

The Law of the European Convention of Human Rights

SS 2012/2013

Theory and Practice of the European Convention of Human Rights

SS 2011/2012

Human Rights Law

SS 2010/2011

Human Rights Law

WS 2009/2010

Human Rights and Cultural Diversity

WS 2008/2009

Institutional Protection of Human Rights

WS 2007/2008

International Courts and Tribunals

1999-2002

Tutorials in General International Law

Honours


Marie Curie Fellowship of the European Commission for the research project on the Responsibility of International Organizations for Human Rights Violations at the Max Planck Institute for Public International Law and Comparative Law, Heidelberg (2012)

Max Planck Fellowship of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law for the research project on Responsibility in International Law at the Institute (2011)

Research grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD scholarship) for a research project on State Sovereignty in the Framework of International Law, European Law and National Legal Systems at the Max Planck Institute for Public International Law and Comparative Law, Heidelberg (2005)

Research grant of the Arts and Humanities Research Board in Bristol (AHRB Scholarship) for the Ph.D studies at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law (2004) (not taken up)

Scholarship of the University of Oxford (Dulverton Scholarship) for master studies at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Law (M.Jur) (2003)

Scholarship of the Slovenian Government (Ad Futura Scholarship) for the postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford (2003) (not taken up)

Memberships

Member of the European Society of International Law (ESIL)

Member of the American Society of International Law (ASIL)

Member of the International Society of Public Law (ICON-S)

Member of the European Law Institute (ELI)

Miscellaneous

Member of the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law

Member and Country Coordinator of the European Human Rights Association (EHRA)