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Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor
Massenbergstraße 9 B
44787 Bochum
Germany

Room 4.58
Tel.: +49 234 32-27376
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NATIONALITY 

German  
 
RESEARCH FOCUS

PhD project: “The protection of the right to privacy online”
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

International Law, Cyber Law, Law and Technology, Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Global Enterprises
 
EDUCATION

08/2018 – 09/2018    University of Malta, Research Stay, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
   
06/2018    University of Geneva, Internet Law Summer School
   
09/2017    Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, Certificate in IT Security
   
Since 2017    SecHuman Doctoral Research Group
   
Since 2017    PhD Candidate, Law School, Ruhr University Bochum
   
12/2016    Second German Legal State Exam (Bar Exam Equivalent)
   
09/2016    Honours Programme ‘Introduction into the French Legal System’ in Paris/France, directed by i.a. Claus Sprick, Former Judge of Federal Supreme Court
   
09/2014     First Legal State Exam, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany); Specialization in ‘International and European Economic Law’
   
09/2013 – 02/2014     Semester abroad at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Paris X (France)
   
2014    Ruhr University Bochum, Summer Course "International Economic Law in Praxis"
   
2013    Ruhr University Bochum, Summer Course "Humanitarian Aid in the 21st century"
   
09/2012    Viadrina University Frankfurt (Oder), Summer Course "European System of Human Rights Protection"
   
08/2008     A levels (‘Abitur’), Märkische Schule, Bochum (Germany)
   
05/2005 – 08/2005    Exchange Student at Dr Charles Best Secondary in Coquitlam/Vancouver (Canada)
   
WORKING EXPERIENCE (Selected)
   
Since 2019    Legal adviser in a project on "Legal Implication in Hardware Reverse Engineering" in cooperation with the Horst Görtz Institute (HGI)
   
Since 2019    Legal adviser in a project on building a platform for 3D printing, together with the Horst Görtz Insitute (HGI), the Technical University Dortmund and various companies
   
10/2018 – 11/2018    Part of delegation during country visit to Germany, headed by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
   
Since 2018    Deputy representative of the academic staff at the NOHA Board of Examiners
   
04/2018    Co-Organizer, Interdisciplinary Workshop on Privacy, Data Protection & Surveillance (Bochum Edition)
Together with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
   
Since 01/2017    Academic Researcher at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Member of the Cluster "International Humanitarian Law PLUS"
   
Since 2017    Reviewer for scholarship applications for the RUB Research School Plus
   
11/2014 – 12/2016    Preparation for the Second German Legal State Exam (‘Referendariat’)

Stages i.a. at the Office of the Prosecution (Department for Capital Crimes), the German Foreign Ministry in Berlin
(Anti-Terrorism and Anti-Corrupton Department) & the German Embassy in Beijing/China
   
05/2014 – 08/2014    International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, ADC-ICTY, Defense for Mr Ratko Mladić
(incl. "Advocacy Skill Training" and "Mock Trial Participation")
   
Since 2012    Friend of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court
   
PUBLICATIONS
   
2018    Journal Article: Hasta la vista, LAWS – Where do we stand on the long-debated ban on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems?, in: Journal of Int. Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, 3-4/2018, p. 195-208.
   
2018    Journal Article – Book Review: Logi Gunnarsson, Recht auf Privatheit im digitalen Zeitalter, in: Journal of Int. Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, 3-4/2018, p. 285-288.
   
2018    Bofax: 'Zum Abschuss eines syrischen Kampfjets durch Israel', No. 510D, 30 July 2018
   
2018    Bofax: '"Hackback" – Darf Deutschland zurückschlagen', No. 508D, 27 June 2018
   
2018    Journal Article: Cyberraum als Chance, Gefahrenraum und Waffe?, in: Journal of Int. Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, 1-2/2018, p. 151-169
   
2017    Bofax: "Ratko Mladić acquitted of genocide", No. 499E, 1 December 2017
   
2017    Bofax: "Liebesgrüße an die Ukraine", No. 496D, 10 July 2017
   
2017    Online Article: "Wie wollen wir uns verteidigen", in: Legal Tribune Online, 26 June 2017, available at: https://www.lto.de/recht/hintergruende/h/eu-kommission-sicherheit-plaene-verteidigung-politik-gsvpeuropaeische-armee/
   
2014    Journal Article: The General’s (Un-)Equal Arms, in: Journal of Int. Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, JILPAC 4/2014
   
2013    Bofax: "Ich höre was, was du nicht horst…!", No. 433D, 12 August 2013
   
CONFERENCES & PANELS
   
02/2019    North Rhine-Westphalia Training Seminar, German Red Cross, Leader of a training seminar for Junior Lawyers and German Forces in International Criminal Law & Legal Rhetoric
   
11/2018    Anniversary Conference, 30 Years IFHV, Panel Presentation "Of Bits and Bombs: Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century"
   
10/2018    European ITechLaw Conference 2018, Milan, "Privacy and data protection law on biometrical data"
   
08/2018    Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) Berlin, Workshop on Privacy, Data Protection & Surveillance, "Autonomous Decision Making and Data Protection Law"
   
07/2018    University of Geneva, Berkman Klein Center (Harvard) et al., Internet Law Research Colloquium,
"From 'code is law' to 'law on code'"
   
04/2018    Aachener Congress, Annual Conference organized by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung), Leader of the Workshop on "New Challenges for International Humanitarian Law"
   
04/2018    Organizer of the workshop in co-operation with the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) Berlin, Workshop on Privacy, Data Protection & Surveillance (Bochum Edition)
   
02/2018    Young International Law Workshop, Ruhr University Bochum, Discussion on International Criminal Law and means of digital evidence with Professor Emma Irving
   
10/2017    Training Seminar for Junior Lawyers and German Armed Forces, German Red Cross, Bad Pyrmont, "Methods and Means of Warfare"
   
09/2017    Hertie School of Governance Berlin, German Institute for Human Rights, Workshop on Weapons and the Right to Life, "Cyberspace as Chance, Threat and Weapon?"
   
08/2017    Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL), Biennial Conference, Junior Scholars' Workshop, Seoul/South Korea, ''Legal Spatiality of Cyberspace"
   
08/2017    Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI), Course for Non-Lawyers, ''Introduction to Legal Studies"
   
07/2017    Young International Law Workshop, Ruhr University Bochum, Discussion on the socio-philosophical domensions of the cyberspace with Professor Daniel Augenstein
   
07/2017    Technical University Darmstadt, Experts' Workshop on Security Solutions against Organized Crime and Terrorist Networks ("Constitutional Issues of the New German State Trojan")
   
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

2018    IFHV Research Award
   
Since 2017    Scholarship for PhD Research Project funded by the Ministry for Culture & Science
   
2015    Faculty Price 2014 of the Friends of the Law Faculty for the third best exam in 2014
('Verein zur Förderung der Rechtswissenschaft e.V.')
   
2013, 2014    Erasmus Scholarships for Stays abroad (Paris/France, The Hague/The Netherlands)
   
2011    National Champion Award, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
13th place for Memorials in International Rounds (over 600 participating teams wold-wide);
best result for the Ruhr-University until now
   
2011    Dean's Honours Class, Law School, Ruhr University Bochum
   
Since 2012    Scholarship of E-fellows Foundation
   
LANGUAGE SKILLS

German (mother tongue), English (fluent), French (fluent), Spanish (fluent), Chinese (beginner), Russian (beginner), Latin (Latinum), Python (beginner)