Özgen Özdemir

PhD Student


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



    Research Interests

    International Criminal Law, Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law, International Humanitarian Law, Public International Law

    Research Focus

    PhD Project: The active personality/nationality principle and its limits before the ICC (working title)
    Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Sabine Swoboda and Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger


    Since 10/2018

    PhD Student at the Faculty of Law, Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany)


    First Legal State Exam (Staatsexamen), Ruhr-University Bochum (Germany), specialization in 'International and European Law'


    Intermediate Examination (Zwischenprüfung), University Osnabrück (Germany)


    A levels ('Abitur'), Thomas-Morus Gymnasium, Oelde (Germany)

    Work Experience and other Activities

    Since 10/2018

    Research assistant, Chair of Prof. Dr. Sabine Swoboda for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law and International Criminal Law

    Since 06/2017

    Research assistant, Law firm Bambor specialized in Criminal Law, Dortmund (Germany)

    01/2014 - 12/2018

    Member of the orga team of the Law and Global Challenges Study Group, Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB)

    Most recent Publications


    "Die tödliche Flucht", Nomos Stud.iur 1/2018 with Shaira-Hena Osman and Matthias Weigmann

    Grants and Awards


    ELSA Moot Court in Civil Law (medical malpractice law), University Osnabrück, (2nd place)

    Conferences and Panels


    30 Years Anniversary and Conference of IFHV, commenting on the presentation of ICC Judge Prof. Dr. Bertram Schmitt "One Court to punish Them all?: The Creation of the ICC"


    Comparison of the german and turkish criminal law and constitutional law, presentation "Custody in Germany in the period of the provisional arrest till the appearance before the competent Judge", Özyegin University (Istanbul)


    Comparison of the german and turkish criminal law and constitutional law, "Influences of the European Human Rights Convention on the german criminal law", Ruhr-University (Bochum) 


    Moderation of the panel discussion "TTIP: Ein Segen für die Wirtschaft oder ein Fluch für die Demokratie?", Ruhr-University (Bochum)

    Language Skills

    German (mother tongue)

    English (fluent)

    Turkish (fluent)

    Latin ('Latinum')

    Italian (basic skills)