Benedikt Behlert

Research Associate & PhD Student

    Address

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

    Nationality

    German

    Research Focus

    International Law, International Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law

    Education

    10/2017
    First Legal State Exam, Ruhr University Bochum (with distinction), specialization in International and European Law
    06/2012
    A levels (‘Abitur’), St. Ursula Gymnasium, Dorsten (Germany)

    Work Experience and other Activities

    Since 02/2021

    Member of the Executive Board of RUB Research School

    Since 04/2020
    Editor, IFHV Bofax Series
    Since 12/2019

    Editor, IFHV Working Paper Series

    09/2019 – 01/2020
    Junior Visiting Fellow, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
    04/2019
    PhD student representative in the final round of RUB's candidature for the Excellency Initiative of German Universities
    Since 02/2019
    Associate Member of the SYLFF Mikrokolleg on Forced Migration at Ruhr University Bochum
    Since 01/2018
    Research Associate and Doctoral Researcher, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
    01/2018 – 01/2019
    Fellow of the SYLFF Mikrokolleg on Forced Migration at Ruhr University Bochum
    09/2016 – 03/2017
    Coach of the Ruhr University team for the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition
    10/2015 – 12/2017
    Student Assistant, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)

    Most recent Publications

    07/2021

    “Feasting on the Back of the Harvester - On Germany’s Treatment of Migrant Workers (and the Role of Specialised Human Rights Regimes)”, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/feasting-on-the-back-of-the-harvester/.

    05/2021

    “COVID-19: Safeguarding Rights of Individuals Against Normalisation of Emergency Measures”, GC Human Rights Preparedness, https://gchumanrights.org/preparedness/article-on/covid-19-safeguarding-rights-of-individuals-against-normalisation-of-emergency-measures.html.

    07/2020

    “Human Rights as Means to Challenge Climate Change Injustices”, with Rouven Diekjobst, World Risk Report 2020, 35, https://weltrisikobericht.de/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/WRR_2020_online_.pdf.

    03/2020

    “COVID-19 und das Grundgesetz: Neue Gedanken vor dem Hintergrund neuer Gesetze”, with Pierre Thielbörger, Verfassungsblog, https://verfassungsblog.de/covid-19-und-das-grundgesetz-neue-gedanken-vor-dem-hintergrund-neuer-gesetze/.

    03/2020

    “COVID-19 and the German Basic Law: On the (Un)suitability of the German Constitutional “Immune System”, with Pierre Thielbörger, ICONnect blog, http://www.iconnectblog.com/2020/03/covid-19-and-the-basic-law-on-the-unsuitability-of-the-german-constitutional-immune-system/.

    03/2020

    “COVID-19 und das Grundgesetz: Zur (Un)tauglichkeit des verfassungsrechtlichen Immunsystems”, with Pierre Thielbörger, Verfassungsblog, https://verfassungsblog.de/covid-19-und-das-grundgesetz/.

    01/2020

    "A significant opening - On the HRC's groundbreaking first ruling in the case of a 'climate refugee'", Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/a-significant-opening/.

    12/2019

    “The Obligation to Conduct Individual Refugee Status Determination Procedures under the ICCPR - Constructing a Convincing Legal Basis”, in: Humanitäres Völkerrecht / Journal for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, 2019 (3-4), 201-215. 

    10/2019

    "In dubio contra bellum - Why the prohibition to use force will survive Turkey's operation Peace Spring", with Maximilian Bertamini, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/in-dubio-contra-bellum/.

    05/2019

    "Us & them - on xenophobic policies and human rights", Bofax No. 527E, with Vanessa Bliecke, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/us-them/.

    05/2019

    "'Give me your money, you tired, poor and huddled masses!' On the introduction of application fees in U.S. asylum law", Bofax No. 524E, Völkerrechtsblog, https://voelkerrechtsblog.org/give-me-your-money-you-tired-poor-and-huddled-masses/.

    12/2018

    “The Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration – Hope for our Constitutive Commitments?”, Verfassungsblog, https://verfassungsblog.de/the-global-compact-for-safe-orderly-and-regular-migration-hope-for-our-constitutive-commitments/.

    01/2018

    “Ausschluss von Familiennachzug ist völkerrechtlich großen Bedenken ausgesetzt.“, Interview with migazin, http://www.migazin.de/2018/01/24/interview-benedikt-behlert-ausschluss-familiennachzug/.

    01/2018

    “Aussetzung des Familiennachzugs – Ist es dem Völkerrecht wirklich so egal?“, Verfassungsblog, https://verfassungsblog.de/aussetzung-des-familiennachzugs-ist-es-dem-voelkerrecht-wirklich-so-egal/.

    11/2017
    “Zeit und Internationales Recht”, Conference Report, Humanitäres Völkerrecht – Informationsschriften, 3/4 2017, with Theresa Bosl.
    08/2016

    „Latest Developments in Yemen after the Suspension of the Peace Talks“, Bofax No. 487E, http://ifhv.de/documents/bofaxe/bofaxe2016/487e.pdf.

    10/2015

    “Konsequenzen aus der Bombadierung des MSF-Krankenhauses in Kundus?”, Bofax No. 482E, with Tobias Ackermann, http://ifhv.de/documents/bofaxe/bofaxe2015/482d.pdf.

    10/2015

    „The Bombing of a Hospital in Kunduz – A grave violation of International Humanitarian Law?“, Bofax No. 480E, http://ifhv.de/documents/bofaxe/bofaxe2015/480e.pdf.

    09/2015

    „Die Unabhängigkeit der Krim – Annexion oder Sezession?“, IFHV Working Papers, http://ifhv.de/documents/workingpapers/wp5_2.pdf.

    Grants and Awards

    08/2019
    SYLFF Research Abroad (SRA) Grant for Junior Visiting Fellowship at the Graduate Institute Geneva
    06/2019
    RUB Research School PR.INT Conference Grant for “Forced Migration in Transition”, together with Robin Ramsahye, Corinna Land and UK Mong Marma
    Since 02/2019
    Doctoral Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
    02/2019
    Inaugural Best Judge Award, Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition European Friendly, Lisbon
    01/2018 – 01/2019
    Doctoral Scholarship of The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research
    11/2016
    "Studierendenpreis" awarded by the rectorate of the Ruhr University for the best thesis of the law faculty ("Völkervertragsrecht als unmittelbarer Prüfungsmaßstab für abgeleitetes Unionsrecht?")
    04/2016
    Advanced Rounds Team, Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition International Rounds, Washington D.C.
    02/2016
    German National 3rd Place, Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition German National Rounds, Munich
    02/2016
    Gleiss Lutz Award for the Best Oralist, 3rd Place, Philip C. Jessup Moot Court Competition German National Rounds, Munich
    10/2015 – 09/2017
    Scholarship of the National Scholarship Program (‘Deutschlandstipendium’)

    Conferences and Panels

    02/2021

    “We Refugees: A Multi-Perspective Panel Discussion of Hannah Arendt’s Essay”, Online Panel Discussion, Co-Organizer, together with Christian Gudehus.

    05/2020

    “The COVID-19 Crisis from a German, European and International Perspective”, Online Panel Discussion Series, Co-Organizer, together with Pierre Thielbörger.

    05/2020

    Online Panel Discussion “’Schaffen wir das?’ – COVID-19 as a crisis for German law and politics”, video accessible at https://verfassungsblog.de/vb-live-schaffen-wir-das-covid-19-as-a-crisis-for-german-law-and-politics/.

    11/2019
    Conference “Forced Migration in Transition: Perspectives from Social Science and Law”, Ruhr University Bochum, Member of the Organizing Committee
    11/2018
    Conference for the 30th Anniversary of the IFHV, Participation in Panel Discussion about the Refugee “Crisis” in Germany
    10/2018
    Second Conference of the Netzwerk Flüchtlingsforschung, Eichstätt, Germany, Presentation on Family Reunification for Beneficiaries of Subsidiary Protection
    05/2018
    Panel Discussion on Family Reunification for Beneficiaries of Subsidiary Protection, i.a. with MdB Yasemin Fahimi
    03/2018
    “Die normative Kraft der Verfassung – 100 Jahre Konrad Hesse“, Conference, Ruhr University Bochum
    09/2017
    “Zeit und Recht“, Conference, Ruhr University Bochum
    09/2016
    “Protecting the Unprotected”, Conference on the Humanitarian Summit 2016, IFHV, Ruhr University Bochum
    04/2016
    Annual Meeting, American Society of International Law (ASIL), Washington, D.C.

    Language Skills

    German (first language)
    English (fluent)
    French (Intermediate)
    Russian (basic)
    Latin (‘Latinum’)