Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law Logo Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

You are here: News Conferences and Workshops Remedies against Immunity? List of Participants Short Biographies

Short Biographies

Immacolata Amodeo

Amodeo, Immacolata, Prof. Dr.

Immacolata Amodeo was born in Carfizzi (Italy); she has dual German-Italian nationality. Since February 2012, she is Secretary General of the German-Italian Centre of European Excellence Villa Vigoni (Loveno di Menaggio, Como, Italy); since 2004, she is Professor of Literature at Jacobs University Bremen (currently on leave). Former activities include: research and teaching positions at the Universities of Siegen and Bayreuth, and at the University of Calabria, Cosenza; PhD at the University of Siegen; Habilitation (venia legendi) at the University of Bayreuth; Visiting Professor at the University of Innsbruck and University of Mainz; freelance activity for radio and television; (together with Libuse Cerna, Radio Bremen) director of the literature festival globale Festival für grenzüberschreitende Literatur (Bremen and Bremerhaven, annually from 2007 to 2011).

Andreas von Arnauld

von Arnauld, Andreas, Prof. Dr.

Andreas von Arnauld is Professor of Public Law, International and European Law at Kiel University and Managing Director of the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law. Before joining the Kiel Law Faculty in 2013 he was Professor at the University of Münster, Westphalia (2012-2013) and at Helmut Schmidt University of the Federal Armed Forces in Hamburg (2006-2012). After having studied law in Hamburg and Bonn (1989-1994), he was research assistant at the Institute for International Affairs in Hamburg from 1994 to 1998, earning his PhD in 1998 for a dissertation on civil liberties in the German Constitution. From 1999 to 2006, he was Assistant Professor for Public Law and International Law at the Free University of Berlin, where he also received his postdoctoral degree (Habilitation) based on a treatise on legal certainty. His research (un)focuses on international peace and security, law of armed conflict, human rights, and the rule of law. Throughout his teaching and research, Andreas von Arnauld has a penchant for dealing with the fundamentals of law (theory, philosophy, history) and for interdisciplinary exchange, especially with political sciences as well as cultural studies and literary criticism.

Stefano Battini

Battini, Stefano, Prof. Dr.

Stefano Battini is Professor of Administrative Law at the Tuscia University, Viterbo. He is member of the Istituto di Ricerche sulla Pubblica Amministrazione (IRPA), of the European Group of Public Law (EGPL), of the steering committee of the Rivista trimestrale di diritto pubblico. He has been clerk assistant at the Italian Constitutional Court (2008-2011). He graduated (cum laude) in 1991 and has been awarded a PhD in 1996. He began his academic career at the University of Urbino, where he taught Public Law and Administrative Law from 1994 to 2004. His publications include monographs as well as numerous essays and volumes on various subject matters such as global and European administrative law, the law of civil service, administrative procedure, the regulation of public services. He has been speaker at a number of conferences, both national and international, including at the Universities of Lisbon and Paris Nanterre, at the New York University School of Law, at Sciences Po and at the Universidad de Alcalà.

Giovanni Boggero

Boggero, Giovanni, Dr.

Giovanni Boggero is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law, Political, Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Eastern Piedmont Amedeo Avogadro, Alessandria. He completed his law degree at the University of Turin (2011) and obtained his PhD from the University of Eastern Piedmont (2015). He was DAAD Postdoctoral Visiting Research Fellow at Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg (2015/2016).

Alessandro Bufalini

Bufalini, Alessandro, Dr.

Alessandro Bufalini is currently Research Fellow in Public International Law at the Tuscia University, Viterbo. He worked as Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Milano-Bicocca (2014-2016). He holds a degree in law from the University of Bologna and a PhD from the University of Macerata. Over the last years, he has been Visiting Fellow at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the Amsterdam Center for International Law, the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies in London and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. At present, his research focuses on the relationship between the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court. His main publications relate to the modes of liability and the principle of legality in international criminal law, the law of state responsibility and international security law.

Marta Cartabia

Cartabia, Marta, Prof. Dr.

Marta Cartabia, married, three children, is Professor of Constitutional Law, member of the Italian Constitutional Court since September 2011 and Vice President of the Italian Constitutional Court since November 2014. After completing her PhD in law (European University Institute in 1993) she specialised in Italian and European constitutional law, constitutional justice and protection of fundamental rights. She served as a clerk to the Italian Constitutional Court (1993- 1996). She taught at a number of Italian universities and was a visiting scholar and professor in France, Spain, Germany and the US. From 2006 to 2010, she served as an independent expert to the Fundamental Rights Agency of the European Union (FRALEX), Vienna. She was Inaugural Fellow at the Straus Institute for Advanced Study in Law and Justice (New York University, US 2009- 2010) and Clynes Chair in Judicial Ethics at Notre Dame University, Indiana, US (2012). She is a member of the Associazione Italiana dei Costituzionalisti, the Inaugural Society’s Council of ICON.S the International Society of Public Law and the scientific and editorial board of a number of academic legal journals. She was among the founders and, at present, is the Editor in Chief (with Giacinto della Cananea) of the Italian Journal of Public Law, the first Italian legal journal edited in English.

Sabino Cassese

Cassese, Sabino, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.

Sabino Cassese is Justice Emeritus of the Italian Constitutional Court and Emeritus Professor at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. He teaches at the LUISS Guido Carli University – School of Government, Rome. Professor Cassese graduated summa cum laude in law from the University of Pisa in October 1956. He was Assistant Professor at the Universities of Pisa and Rome and, since 1961, has served as Professor at the Universities of Urbino, Naples, and Rome. In 1993-1994 he was a member of the Italian Government and from 2005 to 2014 Justice at the Italian Constitutional Court. Sabino Cassese has received a doctor honoris causa degree from seven universities: Aix-en-Provence (1987), Cordoba (1995), Paris II (1998), Castilla-La Mancha (2002), Athens (2002), Macerata (2002), and the European University Institute (2010). Among his recent publications: When Legal Orders Collide: the Role of Courts (2010, Global Law Press); L’Italia una società senza Stato (2011, Il Mulino); The Global Polity – Global Dimensions of Democracy and the Rule of Law (2012, Global Law Press, Editorial Derecho Global); Tre maestri del diritto (2012, Editoriale Scientifica); New Trends in Italian Public Law (with Luisa Torchia, 2012, Esperia Publications, editor); Lo Stato e il suo diritto, (with Pierangelo Schiera and Armin von Bogdandy, 2013, Il Mulino); Chi governa il mondo? (2013, Il Mulino); Governare gli italiani. Storia dello Stato (2014, Il Mulino); Diritto amministrativo, una conversazione (with Luisa Torchia, 2014, Il Mulino); Dentro la Corte. Diario di un giudice costituzionale (2015, Il Mulino); Research Handbook on Global Administrative Law (2016, Elgar); Lezioni sul meridionalismo (2016, Il Mulino).

Pierre-Marie Dupuy

Dupuy, Pierre-Marie, Prof. Dr.

Pierre-Marie Dupuy has been Professor of International Law at Panthéon-Assas University, Paris. He has taught at the Graduate Institute in Geneva and at the European University Institute in Florence. In 2000, he taught the General Course at The Hague Academy of International Law. He has been Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan, the Complutense University of Madrid and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. He is the author of Droit international public (Dalloz, 9th ed., 2008) and numerous other writings on the theory of public international law, general international law, human rights, international environmental law and international economic law.

Filippo Fontanelli

Fontanelli, Filippo, Dr.

Filippo Fontanelli is Lecturer in International Economic Law at the Law School of the University of Edinburgh, where he teaches WTO Law, International Investment Law and Public International Law to LL.B. and LL.M. students and serves as Programme Director of the General LL.M. He read Law at the University of Pisa, at New York University (LL.M. 2010, Global Hauser) and at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa (Graduate Diploma 2008 and PhD 2012). He worked at the Rome office of Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen and Hamilton LLP (2007-2009), at the International Court of Justice (2010-2011) and at the University of Surrey (2012-2014). He passed the bar exam (Rome) in 2012.

Dr. Fontanelli is co-rapporteur of the ILA Committee on the reform of procedural law of international courts, a member of the Centre for Judicial Cooperation of the European University Institute of Florence (Italy), and served as coordinator of a Council of Europe-appointed Working Group which designed an online training course on the right to property. He routinely provides training to judges and practitioners on matters of EU law and human rights protection in Europe.

Francesco Francioni

Francioni, Francesco, Prof. Dr.

Francesco Francioni (Doctor of Laws, Florence, and LL.M., Harvard) is Emeritus Professor of International Law at the European University Institute, Florence and Professor of International Law at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome. He is a member (associate) of the Institut de droit international, a member of the Editorial Board of The International Spectator and General editor of the Italian Yearbook of International Law. He has been a member of the Italian delegation in numerous international negotiations and diplomatic conferences, as well as President of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. Recently he was appointed Judge ad hoc in the UN Tribunal of the Law of the Sea as well as Arbitrator at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (The Hague). His recent publications include Access to Justice as a Human Right (OUP, 2009); The 1972 World Heritage Convention – A Commentary (OUP, 2008); Public and Private in the International Protection of Global Public Goods, European J. Int. L. (2012); War by Contract (OUP, 2011 with Natalino Ronzitti); Enforcing International Cultural Heritage Law (OUP, 2013 with James Gordley); and The EU, the US and Global Environmental Governance (Ashgate, 2014 with Christine Bakker).

Stefan Kadelbach

Kadelbach, Stefan, Prof. Dr.

Stefan Kadelbach stud­ied literature and law at the Universities of Tübingen, Frankfurt and Charlottesville, Vir­ginia. He took the First State Examination in 1984 and the second one in 1988, completed an LL.M. (University of Virginia) in the same year, a doctoral degree in 1991 and his Habilitation in 1996. From 1997 to 2004, he served as Profes­sor (tenure) for Constitutional Law, Public Interna­tional Law and European Union Law at the Uni­versity of Münster, Westphalia and has been work­ing in the same function since October 2004 at Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main. He was a Visiting Professor and Lecturer at the University of Virginia (1999), the European University Insti­tute, Florence (2000), the Institute of State and Law of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Mos­cow (2002/03) and Chuo University, Tokyo (2004). He is a member of the research network Cluster of Excellence – The Formation of Normative Orders at Goethe University and worked as a Rapporteur of the International Human Rights Law Committee of the International Law Association. His working fields are general international law, human rights law, German and European constitutional law, and the external relations of the EU.

Doris König

König, Doris, Prof. Dr.

Doris König is Professor of Public Law, European Union Law and Interna­tional Law at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg. From 2005 to 2007, she served as Vice-Dean, from 2012 to 2014 as Dean of Bucerius Law School. Since June 2014, she has served as Jus­tice at the German Federal Constitutional Court, Karlsruhe. She studied law at Kiel University from 1975 to 1980. In 1981/1982, she participated in a postgraduate study programme at the University of Miami School of Law, gaining the postgraduate degree of Master of Comparative Law (M.C.L.). In 1989, she completed her doctoral thesis, dealing with the enforcement of international provisions on the protection of the marine environment and the conservation of species on the High Seas in the interest of the international community. From 1989 to 1992, she served as a judge at the Ham­burg State Court (Landgericht). Working as a Senior Research Fellow at the Walther Schücking Institute of International Law, she completed her postdoctoral thesis on the transfer of sovereign rights within the framework of European integration in 1998. Her main research interests are in the fields of the international law of the sea, international environ­mental law, international human rights law and European Union law.

Heike Krieger

Krieger, Heike, Prof. Dr.

Heike Krieger is Profes­sor of Public Law and International Law at the Free University of Ber­lin and Max Planck Fel­low at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and Interna­tional Law, Heidelberg. She has, inter alia, taught at the Universities of Göttingen, Nottingham, and the Centre for Trans­national Legal Studies, London. She is member of the Wissenschaftsrat (German Council of Sci­ence and Humanities) which advises the Federal Government and the governments of the German Länder (Federal States) on the development of science, research and higher education. Between 2007 and 2014, she acted as Judge at the Consti­tutional Court of the State of Berlin. She is Co-Chair of the Berlin/Potsdam Research Group on The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?. She is Co-Editor of the Yearbook of International Human­itarian Law (T.M.C. Asser Press and Springer). Her more recent publications include Verfassung im Völkerrecht – Konstitutionelle Elemente jenseits des Staates?, in Veröffentlichungen der Vereini­gung der Deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer, Bd. 75, 2016, and the edited volume Inducing Compli­ance with International Humanitarian Law: Les­sons from the African Great Lakes Region, (Cam­bridge University Press, 2015).

Raffaela Kunz

Kunz, Raffaela

Raffaela Kunz is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law and a PhD candidate at the University of Basel, Switzerland. Her main fields of research con­cern the relationship between national and inter­national law, international courts and comparative constitutional law. In her PhD project, she studies the role of domestic courts in the implementation of international judgments and is in this context also interested in the phenomenon of contestation by domestic courts against international law.

Jörg Luther

Luther, Jörg, Prof. Dr.

Jörg Luther teaches Public, Constitutional and Comparative Law at the Universities of Turin and Eastern Pied­mont Amedeo Avoga­dro, Alessandria. He was a German law­yer, worked on compar­ative constitutional jurisprudence at the Ital­ian Constitutional Court and became Associate Professor at the University of Pisa. He is cur­rently coordinator of an interdisciplinary PhD pro­gramme in Public, Social and Cultural Institutions and member of the Judiciary Council of Piedmont/ Vallée d’Aoste. His main areas of research are con­stitutional justice and fundamental rights, comparative public law and constitutional history, local and regional autonomies and the European Union. The historical search is focusing, inter alia, on the memory of the Shoah. The comparative research focused on constitutionalism in Asia (China, Nepal, Thailand, Turkey) and Latin America (Brazil, Peru). As a member of the Academic Network on the European Social Charter (ANESC) he has recently published a book on Europe’s social rights under the Turin Process (2016).

Bernardo Giorgio Mattarella

Mattarella, Bernardo Giorgio, Prof. Dr.

Bernardo Giorgio Mat­tarella (LL.M., PhD) is Professor of Adminis­trative Law at the LUISS Guido Carli University - Law School, Rome. He has been a consult­ant for the Council of Europe, the OECD, the Italian Parliament and the Italian Government. He has clerked in the Italian Constitutional Court. He has been head of the Legislative office of the Ital­ian Minister of Education and of the Italian Minister for Public Administration. He has taken part in and directed many research projects, has been rappor­teur in over 250 symposia and seminars and has authored over 350 scientific publications, includ­ing the following books: L’imperatività del provve­dimento amministrativo. Saggio critico (Cedam, 2000); Sindacati e pubblici poteri (Giuffrè, 2003); Le regole dell’onestà. Etica, politica, ammini-strazione (Il Mulino, 2007); La trappola delle leggi (Il Mulino, 2011); Lezioni di diritto amministrativo (Spaggiari, 2011). He is deputy editor of the Rivista trimestrale di diritto pubblico.

Reinhard Müller

Müller, Reinhard, Dr.

Reinhard Müller has been a political and legal journalist for the Ger­man newspaper Frank­furter Allgemeine Zei­tung since 1998. He studied law and history at the Universities of Münster and Nijme­gen. After completing the First State Examination in 1993, Reinhard Müller became an academic member of the Law Department of the Dresden University of Applied Sciences and was awarded his PhD about the Two plus Four Treaty and the right of self-determination of peoples. During his legal clerkship he worked for the Public Prosecu­tion in Dresden, the Press Office of the Saxonian Ministry for the Interior and at the Headquarters of the United Nations in New York. After his Sec­ond State Examination he joined the F.A.Z. where he is commenting on all about law. Since 2008, he has been responsible for the newly created section Staat und Recht. In 2010, he additionally became managing editor of Zeitgeschehen (current affairs).

Karin Oellers-Frahm

Oellers-Frahm, Karin, Dr.

Karin Oellers-Frahm is a Senior Research Fel­low (emeritus) at the Max Planck Institute for Com­parative Public Law and International Law, Hei­delberg. Her main field of interest in public interna­tional law is international jurisdiction. She published widely on international court decisions and is one of the editors of (and contributor to) the Commentary on the Statute of the International Court of Justice. As regards practical experience, she was the Reg­istrar of the International Arbitral Tribunal in the Case EMBL v. Federal Republic of Germany and agent for Germany in the Case Certain Property (Liechtenstein v. Germany) before the ICJ and was co-author of the amicus curiae brief in the Blaškić Case before the ICTY. She acted regularly as ‘judge’ in several Moot Courts. Furthermore, she was an Expert Member of the German Delegation for the elaboration of a dispute settlement mecha­nism within the CSCE (later OSCE). Her interest in international public law in general is reflected in a great number of publications and entries in the Encyclopedia of Public International Law. In the field of comparative public law, she co-operated in numerous publications of the Max Planck Institute and gave lectures on French pub­lic law and published a monograph on that issue.

Valerio Onida

Onida, Valerio, Prof. Dr.

Valerio Onida is Professor Emeritus of the Univer­sity of Milan, Faculty of Law, where he started teaching Constitutional Law and Constitutional Justice in 1983. Previ­ously, he had been teaching at the Universi­ties of Verona, Sassari, Pavia and Bologna. He was Justice at the Italian Constitutional Court from 1996 to 2005 and President of the Court in the last four months of his term. He was President of the Associazione Italiana dei Costituzionalisti from 2009 to 2012 and President of the Italian School for Judiciary from 2011 to 2014. He is President of the National Institute for the History of the Liberation Movement in Italy (INSMLI) and Presi­dent of the Foundation for Religious Sciences Gio­vanni XXIII (FSCIRE). He is the author of numerous publications on constitutional and public law.

Paolo Palchetti

Palchetti, Paolo, Prof. Dr.

Since 2011 Paolo Pal­chetti (PhD, University of Milan) is Professor of International Law at the University of Macerata, where he is also Director of the PhD programme in Legal Studies. He is the author of books and articles on various topics, especially in the fields of the law of international organisations, international security law, the law of international responsibility, international dispute settlement. He was Visiting Professor at Université Pan­théon-Assas/Paris 2 (2011) and at Université Nice Sophia Antipolis (2013), at the Universidade federal de Santa Catarina (2013), at the Universi­dade Federal de Minas Gerais (2014) and Mac­Cormick Fellow at the Edinburgh Law School of the University of Edinburgh (2016). In 2017, he will be Visiting Professor at Université Paris 1/ Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is one of the managing editors of QIL-Ques­tions of International Law, member of the editorial committee of the Rivista di diritto internazionale, International Organizations Law Review, OXIO-Ox­ford International Organizations Database, and member of the board of directors of Diritti Umani e Diritto Internazionale. He acted as legal expert for the Italian Minis­try of Foreign Affairs, serving, inter alia, as mem­ber of the Italian delegation to the Working Group on International Law (COJUR) of the European Union. He acted as counsel for several States in cases before the International Court of Justice, including in Pulp Mills on the River Uruguay (Uruguay), Jurisdictional Immunities of the State (Italy), and Obligations concerning Negotiations relating to Cessation of the Nuclear Arms Race and to Nuclear Disarmament (Marshall Islands). Since 2015, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Italian Society of International Law and European Law, having served as Vice President of the Society in 2014-2015.

Andreas L. Paulus

Paulus, Andreas L., Prof. Dr.

Andreas L. Paulus is Justice of the First Sen­ate of the German Fed­eral Constitutional Court (since March 2010). He studied law at the Georg-August University Göttingen, the University of Geneva and the Lud­wig-Maximilians University, Munich (1988-1994). First State Examination in law (1994). Second State Examination in Law (1996). Research Fel­low at the Institute of International Law of the Lud­wig-Maximilians University, Munich at the Chair of International Law and Legal Philosophy (1996). Research Fellow at Harvard University (USA) (1996-1997). Senior Research Fellow at the Insti­tute of International Law of the Ludwig-Maximil­ians University Munich at the Chair of International Law and Legal Philosophy (1999-2005). Doctoral thesis (Munich): Die internationale Gemeinschaft im Völkerrecht (The international community in international law), received the Faculty Award for his doctoral thesis (2000). Counsel for Germany in the LaGrand Case (Germany v. United States of America) before the International Court of Justice (2000). Lecturer at the Ludwig-Maximilians Uni­versity, Munich (2000-2005). Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor/US (2003/2004). Was awarded the Bavarian Postdoctoral Scholarship (Bayerischer Habilitationsförderpreis) (2003). Adviser of Ger­many in the Case Concerning Certain Property (Liechtenstein v. Germany) (2004). Habilitation (Munich): Parlament und Streitkräfteeinsatz in rechtshistorischer und rechtsvergleichender Pers­pektive (Parliament and the deployment of armed forces from a historical and comparative perspec­tive), venia legendi for public law, international and European law, constitutional history and legal philosophy (2006). University Professor at Göttin­gen University at a Chair of Public Law, in particu­lar International Law (since 2006).

Riccardo Pavoni

Pavoni, Riccardo, Prof. Dr.

Riccardo Pavoni is Asso­ciate Professor of Inter­national and European Law at the Department of Law of the University of Siena. In 2014, he was awarded the Italian National Scientific Qual­ification (Abilitazione Scientifica Nazionale) as Professor of International and European Union Law. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the Oxford Reports on International Law in Domes­tic Courts ( and a member of the Board of Editors of the Italian Yearbook of Inter­national Law. He serves as co-director of the Tulane-Siena Insti­tute for International Law, Cultural Heritage and the Arts. He is a member of the European Society of Inter­national Law (ESIL) and of the Italian Society of International and European Union Law (SIDI). He has been a Visiting Professor at Universidad Autónoma de Bucaramanga (2013), Tulane Uni­versity School of Law (2010), Charles University in Prague (2008; 2015) and the University of Amsterdam (2006). His main research interests and publication areas cover the law of international immunities, interna­tional and European environmental law, interna­tional law and cultural heritage, human rights, and the relationship between international, European and domestic law.

Anne Peters

Peters, Anne, Prof. Dr.

Anne Peters is Director at the Max Planck Insti­tute for Comparative Public Law and Interna­tional Law Heidelberg, and Professor at the Uni­versities of Heidelberg, Basel and Free Univer­sity of Berlin. She has been a member (substitute) of the European Com­mission for Democracy through Law (Venice Com­mission) in respect of Germany (2011-2014), and served as the President of the European Society of International Law (2010-2012). She was a Fel­low at the Wissenschaftskolleg in Berlin (2012/13), and held visiting professorships at the universities of Beijing (Beida), Paris I, Paris II and Sciences Po. Born in Berlin, Anne studied at the universities of Würzburg, Lausanne, Freiburg, and Harvard, and held the Chair of Public International Law at the University of Basel from 2001 to 2013. Her current research interests relate to public international law including its history, global ani­mal law, global governance and global constitutio­nalism, and the status of humans in internation-al law. She has regularly taught international law, human rights law, international humanitarian law, the law of international organisations, EU law, com­parative constitutional law and constitutional the­ory, and Swiss constitutional law. Books (authored and co-edited) comprise: Jenseits der Menschen­rechte (Mohr Siebeck, 2014); Transparency in International Law (CUP, 2013); Oxford Handbook of the History of International Law (OUP, 2012); Conflict of Interest in Global, Public and Corporate Governance (CUP, 2012); The Constitutionaliza­tion of International Law (OUP, 2011); Non-state Actors as Standard Setters (CUP, 2009); Women, Quotas and Constitutions (Kluwer, 1999).

Bruno Simma

Simma, Bruno, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.

Bruno Simma is a Judge at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal (IUSCT), The Hague. Before his appointment to the Tri­bunal, Bruno Simma served as a Judge at the International Court of Justice from 2003 until 2012. From 1987 to 1996, he was a member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cul­tural Rights; from 1997 to 2002, he served on the UN International Law Commission. From 2012 to 2015 he was a member of the Advisory Committee on Nominations of the Assembly of States parties to the International Criminal Court. He is currently appointed a Judge ad hoc in two cases before the International Court of Justice. Before his tenure at The Hague Court, Simma was Co-agent and Coun­sel for Germany in the LaGrand Case against the United States as well as Counsel for Cameroon in its Land and Maritime Boundary Case against Nigeria. He has served, and is currently serving, as an arbitrator in a number of interstate and inter­national foreign investment arbitrations as well as in international commercial and sports law (CAS) arbitrations. Bruno Simma has also had a long and distin­guished academic career, as Professor of Law at the University of Munich for over 30 years, where he remained despite numerous offers from other universities, and as Visiting Professor and currently Professor of Law (on leave during his tenure at the IUSCT) at the University of Michigan Law School. He is a co-founder and co-editor of the European Journal of International Law, a co-founder of the European Society of International Law, and an associate member of the Institut de droit interna­tional. Together with Alfred Verdross, he co-au­thored Universelles Völkerrecht, one of the most influential textbooks in international law and, more recently, he edited the leading Commentary on the Charter of the United Nations. He has published and edited or co-edited several other books and is the author or co-author of around 150 academic contributions. In 2009, Simma offered the General Course at The Hague Academy of International Law. He has received honorary degrees from the Universities of Macerata, Glasgow and Innsbruck.

Julian Stefenelli

Stefenelli, Julian, Dr.

Julian Stefenelli, born and raised in Germany, studied law in Passau and in Milan. Since the beginning of his univer­sity studies he has been nourishing a great inter­est for Italy and Ital­ian law and, due to this passion, he often has cooperated, also for longer periods, with Italian law offices. Before starting his working activities at Villa Vigoni 2009, he was employed as a lawyer in a German-Italian com­mercial law office in Munich. At the same time, he completed his PhD with a thesis on the creditors’ protection system in the Italian law (Gläubiger­schutz im Italienischen Recht, Peter Lang, 2008). The binational orientation which characterises his work at Villa Vigoni offers him the opportu­nity to use his previous professional experience to foster the German-Italian relationships. He is in charge of all legal questions regarding Villa Vigoni and is responsible for the property administra­tion. In addition, he is also concerned with the organisation and realisation of conferences regard­ing legal aspects.

Danilo Taino

Taino, Danilo

Danilo Taino is German Correspondent (Ber­lin) and columnist, Corriere della Sera. Previ­ous positions: Special Correspondent for issues regarding globalisation (2002-2007); editor Cor­riere Economia (Corriere della Sera’s weekly magazine; 1999-2002); Reporter for Corriere della Sera (1993-1999); Junior Correspondent from London (financial issues, 1989-2003); Reporter for Mondo Economic (Sole 24 Ore group, 1986-1989). Degree in architecture from Politecnico, Milan. Saint-Vincent Prize for the Economy (1999).

Christian J. Tams

Tams, Christian J., Prof. Dr.

Christian J. Tams is Pro­fessor of International Law at the University of Glasgow, where he directs the Law School’s programmes in Inter­national Law. He is a qualified German law­yer and holds LL.M. and PhD degrees from the University of Cambridge. In addition to sovereign immunities, his research focuses on questions of dispute settlement, invest­ment law and the legal regime of military force. In these and other fields, he has published widely, including monographs on obligations erga omnes (CUP, 2005/2010) and the 1948 Genocide Con­vention (Beck & Hart, 2014). Professor Tams is one of the editors of the Com­mentary on the Statute of the International Court of Justice (2nd ed., OUP, 2012) and, in 2013, (with Roger O’Keefe) published The United Nations Convention on Jurisdictional Immunities of States and Their Property, a systematic analysis of the UN’s most significant codification attempt in the field of State immunity. An associate member of Matrix Chambers, he regularly advises States and other actors on international litigation. He sits on the EJIL Scientific Advisory Board and is a member of the Young Academy of Scotland.

Christian Tomuschat

Tomuschat, Christian, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.

Christian Tomuschat, Professor Emeritus of the Faculty of Law of Hum­boldt University, Berlin. From 1972 to 1995, he held a Chair of Constitu­tional and International Law at the University of Bonn. He was a member of the Human Rights Committee under the Inter­national Covenant on Civil and Political Rights from 1977 to 1986; from 1985 to 1996, he served on the UN International Law Commission (chairman in 1992). He has gained judicial experience as a judge at the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-Ameri­can Development Bank (1995 to 1997) and at the Administrative Tribunal of the African Development Bank (1999-2008). Since 2013, he performs the function of President of the OSCE Court of Con­ciliation and Arbitration. Christian Tomuschat was actively engaged in Guatemala, first as Rappor­teur of the UN Commission on Human Rights from 1990 to 1993, later as coordinator of the national truth commission of that country (1997-1999). He is the author of numerous books and articles, among them: Human Rights between Idealism and Realism (3rd ed. OUP, 2014). He was twice invited (1993 and 1999) to lecture at The Hague Acad­emy of International Law. He is a member of the Order Pour le mérite.

Antje Ungern-Sternberg

Ungern-Sternberg, Antje, Prof. Dr.

Antje von Ungern-Stern­berg, a lawyer and histo­rian, is Professor of Pub­lic Law at the University of Trier and previously taught at the Universities of Jena and Munich. She works on comparative constitutional law and on public international law, focusing on fundamental rights, law and religion, and democracy.


Valentina Volpe

Volpe, Valentina, Dr.

Valentina Volpe is a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg and a member of Istituto di Ricerche sulla Pubblica Amministrazione (IRPA), Rome. She holds a PhD summa cum laude in Law and Legal Theory from the Italian Institute of Human Sciences (SUM) of Naples (today Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa) and is a former Vis­iting Researcher at Yale Law School. During her career she has had the opportunity to study in Italy, France and in the US and to work as project man­ager in the NGO sector. She is currently an Associ­ate Lecturer at Lille Catholic University (campus of Paris) and at LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome. She is also a Visiting Lecturer at the UN-mandate University for Peace (UPEACE) in San José, Costa Rica and has been a Visiting Professor at the CUPL of Beijing and at the University of Mannheim, Germany. Her research interests cover the fields of global, European and international public law, encompassing disciplines such as global governance, democracy promotion, human rights, com­parative public law, and European law.

Joseph H.H. Weiler

Weiler, Joseph H.H., Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c.

Joseph H.H. Weiler is Professor at NYU Law School and Senior Fel­low at the Center for European Studies at Harvard. Until recently he served as President of the European University Institute, Florence. Pre­viously he served as Manley Hudson Professor of International Law at Harvard Law School. Joseph Weiler is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of International Law (EJIL) and the International Journal of Constitutional Law (ICON). He holds a PhD in European Law from the European Univer­sity Institute, Florence and honorary degrees from various European and American universities. He is the author of several books and articles in the field of European integration, international and com­parative constitutional law and human rights law – notably The Constitution of Europe – Do the New Clothes have an Emperor (Cambridge University Press, translated into 8 languages) and of a novella Der Fall Steinmann.

Andreas Zimmermann

Zimmermann, Andreas, Prof. Dr.

Andreas Zimmermann is Professor at the Uni­versity of Potsdam and Director of the Pots­dam Centre of Human Rights; Dr. jur. (Hei­delberg), LL.M. (Har­vard); former Member of the German delega­tion to the Preparatory Committee and the United Nations Diplomatic Conference on the Establish­ment of an International Criminal Court; member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration; counsel in various cases before the ICJ and arbitral tribunals; judge ad hoc in cases before the European Court of Human Rights; arbitrator under the annex to the Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties; mem­ber of the advisory boards on UN issues and on public international law of the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs; member of the advisory commit­tee on international humanitarian law of the Ger­man Red Cross, inter alia co-editor of The Stat­ute of the International Court of Justice – A Com­mentary (Oxford University Press, 2006; 2nd ed., 2012) and editor of The 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol. A Com­mentary (Oxford University Press, 2011).