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Raffaela Kunz

Research Fellow

kunz@mpil.de

Main Fields of Research:

Relationship between national and international law, international courts and tribunals, Swiss and comparative constitutional law

Academic Career:

Since 09/2013: Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law, Heidelberg and PhD candidate at the University of Basel (supervision: Anne Peters)

Direct effect of judgments of international courts and tribunals within the national legal order (working title)

2012-2013: Research assistant at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Anne Peters, chair of public international law and constitutional law

2011-2012: Master of Law, University of Basel/Université Paris II (Panthéon-Assas)

2010-2012: Student assistant at the University of Basel, Anne Peters, chair of public international law and constitutional law

2008-2012: Freelance journalist for a local newspaper (mainly court reports)

2007-2011: Bachelor of Law at the University of Basel

2006-2007: Studies in French and German Linguistics and Literature/Latin

Research Stays

September - October 2015: Visiting Fellow at the Amsterdam Center for International Law (ACIL)

Publications

Recent

Presentations

12 May 2017

An International law perspective after Sentenza 238/2014 (Discussant)

Remedies Against Immunity? Reconciling International and Domestic Law After the Italian Constitutional Court's Sentenza 238/2014

Villa Vigoni, Lake Como, Italy

19 Jul 2016

Sentencias de la CorteIDH y del TEDH frente a las cortes nacionales: técnicas de implementación

Seminario: Impacto y desafíos de la supervisión de cumplimiento de sentencias de los tribunals regionals de derechos humanos

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

22 Feb 2016

Gefährdung der Rechtsstaatlichkeit durch die direkte Demokratie? Die Diskussion in der Schweiz vor der Abstimmung über die „Durchsetzungsinitiative“,

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

20 Oct 2015

The Direct Effect of Judgments of International Courts

Presentation of Research at the ACIL Luncheon Meeting

Amsterdam Center for International Law, Amsterdam

13 Feb 2015

Sentenza No. 238: A Setback or an Impetus for the Development of International Law?

European University Institute, Florence

29 Aug 2014

Re-balancing the Power Shift? Parliamentary Participation Regarding Foreign Policy in Switzerland

Work-in-Progress Seminar 'Assessing the EU's responsiveness to constitutional rights: Data Retention, Arrest Warrants and beyond'

28 -29 August 2014, University of Kent, UK

Teaching

FS 2016

Völkerrechtliches Kolloquium

Heidelberg Juristische Fakultät der Universität Heidelberg, 4. Juli 2016, 18.15-19.45

2013-2014

Head Coach of the Jessup Moot Court Team of the University of Heidelberg (National Champion 2014)

Ruprecht-Karls-University of Heidelberg Faculty of Law/Max Planck Institute

2011-2013

Tutor in constitutional law

University of Basel Faculty of Law

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

 Principled Resistance against ECtHR Judgments - a New Paradigm?, University of Constanze, Germany, 01.06.2017 - 02.06.2017

 A Doctorate in Law - From Application to Publication, Workhsop with JHH Weiler, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, 19.04.2016

Apprendre à repenser le droit international, Masterclass with Prof. Emmanuelle Tourme-Jouannet (Sciences Po, Paris), Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public and International Law, 04.05.2015 - 06.05.2015

First Max Planck Young Legal Scholars' Meeting, Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods, 23.04.2015 - 25.04.2015

The Effectiveness of International  Law, 108th Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law, Washington, D.C. , 07.04.2014 - 12.04.2014

L‘État, c’est quoi? Staatsgewalt im Wandel, 54. Assistententagung Öffentliches Recht, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, 11.02.2014 - 15.02.2014

13th Summer Course on International Humanitarian Law, International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Sanremo (Italy) and Genva (Switzerland), 24.06.2013 - 05.07.2013

Towards A Global History of International Law, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, Rechtskulturen Workshop, Berlin, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, 01.02.2013

Memberships

Member of the editing board of the Völkerrechtsblog

International Criminal Court Student Network (ICCSN) Basel

Miscellaneous

Sprachen

German, French, English, Spanish

Since 2014: PhD representative at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg