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Moritz Vinken

Maîtr. en droit (Paris II), LL.M. (King's College London). Research Fellow
Tel. +49 (6221) 482-493

Main Fields of Research:

International and Transnational Environmental Law; the International Public Authority Approach as well as other Legal Approaches to Globalization

Academic Career:

Since 12/2021: Research Fellow and PhD candidate at the MPIL under the supervision of Armin von Bogdandy (working title: The Legal Instruments of Global Climate Change Governance).

2020-2021: King's College London, LL.M. (Transnational Law) as student of the European Law School
(Dissertation on: Territory and public authority in cyberspace – Shifting pillars of sovereignty).

12/2020: First state examination (law), Berlin.

09/2016-02/2018: Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), Licence en droit, Maîtrise en droit (droit international)

10/2014 - 08/2016: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Law)
(Internships, among others, at the High Court of Botswana and at the law firm McDermott Will & Emery LLP)


10 Jun 2022

Klimaschutz und Völkerrecht - Perspektiven der strategischen Prozessführung gegen staatliche Stellen (Perspectives of strategic climate litigation against States))

Workshop "Klimaschutz und Völkerrecht (Climate protection and Public International Law)" organized by the Scientists for Future Initiative

Universität Mannheim


Summer Term 2022

Seminar 'Unpacking International Climate Change Law; A transnational legal toolkit'

Law Faculty of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Q-Program

Summer Term 2022

International Law Tutorial

Law Faculty of the University of Heidelberg - with Richard Dören, Felix Herbert, Paula Anna Jenner and Raphael Schäfer

Summer Term 2017

German Civil Law Tutorial

Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), together with other German students of the double-degree program

Participation in Conferences at Home and Abroad

Conference on “Liberalism and Ecology in the Anthropocene” organized by the ESIL Interest Group on International Environmental Law, 30.06.2022 - 02.07.2022

ClimLaw: Graz 1st Annual PhD Workshop on Climate Law and Litigation in cooperation with UNEP, UBA and ASSELLAU, 23.05.2022 - 27.05.2022

Masterclass 2022: 'The Fate of International Courts' with Professor Hélène Ruiz Fabri organized by the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, 16.05.2022 - 19.05.2022


MPIL Research Paper Series

Since 07/2022: Editor-in-Chief of the MPIL Research Paper Series

Multiplication of Authorities in Global Governance Institutions (MAGGI); Max Planck Research Group

Associated Researcher since April 2022

Transnational Legal Theory Journal

03/2021 - 07/2022: Senior Student Editor of the Transnational Legal Theory Journal

10/2020 - 03/2021: Student Editor of the Transnational Legal Theory Journal


12/2021 - 05/2022: PhD Exposé-Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

04/2019 - 09/2021: Scholarship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes

09/2016 - 02/2018: Scholarship of the Deutsch-Französische Hochschule / Université Franco-Allemande