Team and Contact

The Editorial Team manages the blog’s contributions, taking authors through the editing and peer review process and finding potential contributors. The Editors-in-Chief represent the blog and are primarily responsible for its strategic planning and the acquisition of partnerships and collaborations. The Managing Editors take care of the blog’s day-to-day, accepting article submissions, assigning them to Editorial Team members, and scheduling them for publication. The Book Review Team manages review formats for books and other media. The Student Assistants manage the blog’s technical and administrative operation, its social media presence, and the publishing of event and job advertisements and of calls for papers.

Please contact for article submissions and collaboration proposals, review@voelkerrechtsblog.org for (book) review proposals, and for events, jobs, and calls for papers. Team members can also be contacted individually under [lastname]@voelkerrechtsblog.org.

Isabel Lischewski

Dr. iur., Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Isabel Lischewski is a postdoctoral Research Assistant with Prof. Dr. Nora Markard at the University of Münster. Her research interests lie in global governance, critical theory, and access to justice.

Sué González Hauck

Dr. iur., Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Sué González Hauck is a postdoctoral researcher at DeZIM Institute Berlin. Her research focuses on international legal theory, especially regarding sources and interpretation.

Meike Krakau

Editor-in-Chief

Meike Krakau is a PhD candidate and a Research Fellow at the Chair of Public International Law and Public Law at the Ludwig-Maximilians University (Munich). She holds a scholarship from the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU). Her research interests include international environmental law with a special focus on climate change litigation, human rights law and international adjudication.

Managing Editors

Maximilian Beyer

Managing Editor

Maximilian Beyer is a PhD candidate and research assistant at the Chair of International Law at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. His fields of research include the relationship between human rights and the environment and law and media regulation.

Miriam Nomanni

Managing Editor

Miriam Nomanni is a research assistant at a law firm in Berlin and a doctoral candidate in Marburg, currently working on her doctoral thesis entitled “Der Strafvollzug an Verurteilten nach dem Völkerstrafgesetzbuch”. Her fields of research include international criminal law and its tribunals as well as universal jurisdiction and the enforcement of sentences relating to international crimes.

Leopold Raab

LL.M., Managing Editor
Leopold studied EU and Public International Law in Berlin, Paris, and Amsterdam. He is currently a legal trainee at the Council of the European Union. His research interests include
Book Review Editors

Christian R. J. Pogies

Editor

Christian is a doctoral student at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main and a member of the research field ‘Knowledge of the Production of Normativity’ as well as the working group ‘Regime Theory’ at the Max Planck Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory. His research focuses on the intersection of the law of the sea (UNCLOS), methods of global legal history, historical international relations and comparative international law.

Hendrik Simon

Dr. phil., Editor

Hendrik is Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF) and Lecturer at Goethe University Frankfurt. His research focuses on the role of norms in international and transnational relations, particularly in the fields of the use of force, the history of international law and transnational labour relations. One of his current research projects examines The Justification of War and International Order: From Past to Present (OUP 2021, together with Lothar Brock).

Sebastian M. Spitra

Dr. iur., LL.M., B.A., Editor

Sebastian M. Spitra is a Post-Doc Fellow at the Department for Legal and Constitutional History of the University of Vienna and a member of the Junge Akademie at the Academy of Sciences and Literature in Mainz. His fields of research include the history of international law, postcolonial legal studies, cultural heritage law and global legal history.

Anna Sophia Tiedeke

Ass. iur., Editor

Anna is a PhD candidate at Humboldt University Berlin and holds a scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation. She is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law with the humanet3 research project, which is based in Berlin at the Centre for Human and Machines at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development. Her fields of research areas are international law and international legal theory, law and technology studies as well as Global (Internet) Governance research.

Editorial Team

Justine Batura

LL.M., Editor

Justine is a Research Assistant in International Law and a Law Clerk (‘Rechtsreferendarin’) at the Higher Court Berlin. She studied law in Potsdam and Paris Nanterre, and holds a Master of Laws in International Law from University College London (UCL). Her fields of research include International Human Rights Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and Fundamental Rights.

Céline Chausse

Editor

Céline is a PhD candidate within the State Silence Research Project (ERC funded) at University College London (UCL). Her current research focuses on non-appearance in inter-state disputes before international courts. Her main fields of interest cover international adjudication, human rights, and EU law.

Rishiti Choudaha

LL.M., Editor

Rishiti studied law in UK and Netherlands and currently holds an LLM Cum Laude in Public international Law. Her academic research centres on third world approaches to international law, feminist legal scholarship, gender studies, and critical approaches to international law. She works in human rights, privacy and sustainable development.

Aurelio Corneo

Editor

Aurelio is a research fellow and doctoral candidate at the chair of public and international law of Humboldt-University Berlin. Previously, he was a junior legal officer at the German Federal Ministry of Justice. He studied law with a specialization in international and EU law at Freie Universität Berlin and Universitá Bocconi, Milan. During his studies, he was a student research assistant with the Berlin-Potsdam Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline” and participated at the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court. His interests include general international law and its theory, international dispute settlement, international economic law and foreign relations law.

Davidzo Elizabeth Dhumbura

LL.M., Editor

Davidzo Elizabeth Dhumbura is an LLD candidate with the Chair in Urban Law and Sustainability Governance, Stellenbosch University in South Africa. Her research interests include critical approaches to international law, particularly TWAIL, international environmental law, sustainability governance, and indigenous law approaches. She is also the co-chair of South Africa Branch of International Law Association (SABILA) Network for Young Scholars and Practitioners.

Rouven Diekjobst

MJur, Editor

Rouven Diekjobst is a PhD candidate at Ruhr-University Bochum and a Research Associate at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV). Previously, he studied law at the University of Oxford and Ruhr-University Bochum. His research interests include international law and armed conflict and international environmental law as well as German and comparative constitutional law and theory.

Khaled El Mahmoud

Editor

Khaled studied law at the University of Potsdam and at Université Paris Nanterre. He is currently a research assistant at the Chair of European and International Law at the University of Potsdam. His research interests focus on international environmental law, the law of the sea, and procedural law of international courts and tribunals.

Philipp Eschenhagen

Editor and Podcast Co-Host

Philipp is a PhD Candidate at the Walther Schucking Institute for International Law and legal clerk at the Kammergericht Berlin. His research interests include international criminal justice, political theory, legal aesthetics and environmental law.

Sué González Hauck

Dr. iur., Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Sué González Hauck is a postdoctoral researcher at DeZIM Institute Berlin. Her research focuses on international legal theory, especially regarding sources and interpretation.

Louisa Hadadi

Editor

Louisa Hadadi studied law with a specialization in public international and EU law at Universität Hamburg, Universidad de Chile and China-EU School of Law. Currently, she pursues an LLM in international criminal law at Universiteit van Amsterdam and Columbia Law School, which is funded by a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). She is also one of two DGVN youth observers to the upcoming session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women. Her research interests include critical approaches to international law, international criminal law and human rights law.

Nurbanu Hayır

LL.M., Editor

Nurbanu Hayır recently got her LL.M. degree from Yale Law School and holds a first law degree from Galatasaray University. She is visiting the University of Copenhagen’s iCourts as a Yale University Fox Fellow. She has a broad interest in examining how international law regulates the treatment of foreigners and how nation-state boundaries influence the principles and dynamics of international law. Her previous academic works have explored diverse issues, such as understanding the enforcement histories of international courts through the application of compliance theories, how social psychology phenomena shed light on the varying actions taken by states in similar issues arising from refugee law, the intersection of sanctions and EU migration law, and a critical analysis of the deployment of emergency doctrines in migration contexts.

Julian A. Hettihewa

Editor

Julian A. Hettihewa studied law in Berlin and London and is a Ph.D. candidate and research assistant at the Institute for Public International Law in Bonn. Julian was a lecturer at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and is currently a Visiting Student at the Oxford Institute of Population Ageing. His research focuses on the relationship between international law and youth. He is interested in international legal theory and critical approaches to international law.

Jan-Henrik Hinselmann

LL.M., Editor and Podcast Co-Host
Jan-Henrik Hinselmann is a doctoral candidate at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. He works on questions of international legal theory and philosophy, but his interests also include general international law, global administrative law, and central bank climate governance.

Spyridoula (Sissy) Katsoni

LL.M., Editor

Spyridoula (Sissy) Katsoni is a PhD student at Ruhr-University Bochum and a Research Associate at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV). She is a SYLFF Young Leaders Fellow and a member of the SYLFF Mikrokolleg on Forced Migration. Her research interests include international refugee law, human rights law, treaty interpretation and state responsibility.

Alicia Köppen

B.A. (Pol. Sc.), Social Media
Alicia is a PhD Candidate at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and a Law Clerk at Kammergericht Berlin. Her fields of interest include Public International Law and International Investment Law. She is the co-editor of the recently published edited volume “Cynical International Law?” (Springer, 2020).

Meike Krakau

Editor-in-Chief

Meike Krakau is a PhD candidate and a Research Fellow at the Chair of Public International Law and Public Law at the Ludwig-Maximilians University (Munich). She holds a scholarship from the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU). Her research interests include international environmental law with a special focus on climate change litigation, human rights law and international adjudication.

Polina Kulish

LL.M., Editor

Polina Kulish is a PhD candidate and a research associate at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena. She holds a Konrad Adenauer Scholarship, and has been active in multiple moot court communities as a participant, trainer and judge. Her fields of research encompass the law of international organisations, including the UN, EU, and EFTA, law of international security and media law. In her current research project, she is exploring the nature of member states’ compliance in international organisations.

Isabel Lischewski

Dr. iur., Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Isabel Lischewski is a postdoctoral Research Assistant with Prof. Dr. Nora Markard at the University of Münster. Her research interests lie in global governance, critical theory, and access to justice.

Fatima Mehmood

LL.M., Editor
Fatima Mehmood is a Lecturer of Laws for the University of London International Programmes taught at Universal College Lahore, Pakistan. Fatima teaches modules on Public International Law, and Jurisprudence & Legal Theory. She also serves as the moot coach for the Universal College Association of Mooters. Fatima holds an LL.B. (Hons) from the University of London and an LL.M. from Harvard Law School.

Raphael Oidtmann

MA, MCL, MSt, Editor

Raphael Oidtmann currently serves as a parliamentary and legal advisor to the State Parliament of Hesse and holds further appointments as adjunct lecturer at Mannheim Law School, as associate researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, and as associate postgraduate (‘doctorant associé’) at the Centre Marc Bloch Berlin. In addition, he currently works on an interdisciplinary PhD project as an external PhD candidate at Goethe University Frankfurt.

His current fields of research include international (criminal) courts and tribunals with a special focus on the actorness in international relations, the interplay of pandemics and international law as well as (theoretical) questions pertaining to areas of limited statehood (including the Arctic, Antarctica, or the High Seas).

Alicja Polakiewicz

Editor

Alicja is a PhD candidate and research associate at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg. She studied social sciences in France and Singapore, and criminal law in Scotland. Her research interests include international criminal law enforcement, extraterritorial jurisdiction, and the politics of human rights.

Daniela Rau

Editor and Podcast Team Member

Daniela has been studying law at Humboldt University Berlin and Maastricht University. Her research interests include critical approaches to International Law, socio-legal studies and human rights law. Daniela is in charge of editing the Völkerrechtspodcast.

Muratcan Sabuncu

Editor

Muratcan Sabuncu is a PhD student in international law at the universities of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Basel. He is currently a law intern for his admission to the Istanbul Bar Association.

Anna-Julia Saiger

Dr. iur., LL.M., Editor

Anna-Julia is a legal trainee at the Higher Regional Court in Karlsruhe. She graduated from King’s College, London, Humboldt University, Berlin, and La Sapienza, Rome, and is currently working as a research assistant at the Institute for Media and Information Law at Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg i. Br.

In her research she focusses on international climate change law, sustainability governance and comparative international law; her PhD thesis examines the role of domestic courts in international climate change law.

Sophie Schuberth

Editor and Podcast Co-Host

Sophie Schuberth is a research fellow and PhD-candidate at Freie Universität Berlin, working in the Berlin Potsdam Research Group ‘The International Rule of Law- Rise or Decline?’. As part of her PhD project she was a visiting research fellow at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2021/22. She studied law in Berlin (Freie Universität Berlin) and Barcelona (ESADE Law School, Universitat Ramon Llull). Her fields of interest include the law of state responsibility and international humanitarian law. Her current research focuses on obligations of cooperation for third states in situations of occupation.

Dani Spizzichino

Editor

Dani Spizzichino is PhD student supervised by Dr. Itamar Mann at the University of Haifa, faculty of law. His research focuses on ecocide law, critical theory, and socio-legal approaches to human rights law.

Erik Tuchtfeld

Editor and Podcast Co-Host

Erik studied law at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and the Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is currently working as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg. His research interests are Comparative European Constitutional Law, in particular European Constitutional Courts, and International Human Rights Law with a focus on the protection of human rights in the cyberspace.

Jasmin Wachau

LL.M., Editor

Jasmin Wachau is a PhD Student and Research Fellow at the Assistant Professorship of Public International Law and International Administrative Law at the University of Erfurt. She studied international and European law in Dresden, Strasbourg, Graz and Antwerp. Her research interests include internet governance and social media regulation.

Nesa Zimmermann

Dr. iur., LL.M., Editor

Nesa Zimmermann is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Geneva and Co-director of the Law Clinic for the Rights of Vulnerable Persons. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of Geneva, a LL.M. from King’s College, London, and a MLaw from the University of Neuchâtel. Her fields of expertise include human rights law, migration law and constitutional law. Completed in 2020, her Ph.D. analyses particular aspects of vulnerability-reasoning in the caselaw of the ECtHR.

Student Assistants

Emma Eder

B.A., Student Assistant

Emma studied politics and law (B.A.) at the University of Münster and is currently preparing for her first law state examination. As a student assistant to Prof. Nora Markard, she joined Völkerrechtsblog in September 2023.

Carlotta Musiol

Student Assistant

Carlotta has been studying law at the University of Münster and Université de Bordeaux. She joined Völkerrechtsblog as a student assistant in September 2023.

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