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Robin Ramsahye

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

    Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, History and Theory of International Law

    Research Focus

    PhD project: ‘The Conceptualization of Vulnerable Groups in Human Rights Law Through the Prism of Land'
    Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger


    Since 2015
    PhD student and Research Associate at Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict/Faculty of Law, Ruhr University Bochum
    10/2007 - 09/2014
    Law Studies and First Legal State Examination, Specialization in ‘International and European Law’, Ruhr University Bochum
    09/2012 - 09/2013
    Master 2: ‘Administration Internationale’, Sorbonne Law School (Université Paris 1)
    Study Abroad Programme, University of Oklahoma School of Law
    A levels (‘Abitur’), Hildegardis Schule Hagen

    Work Experience and other Activities

    Since 2015

    Research Associate at IFHV, In charge of „Young International Law” (YIL) Workshop Series, In charge of IFHV’s Social Media Presence

    Since 2015

    Lecturer at the Faculty of Law and in the NOHA Master Humanitarian Action (Public International Law, International Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law, Legal Methodology, International Environmental Law, European Union Law, Diplomatic Law, International Organizations)

    Since 2015

    Assistant Editor: „International Humanitarian Action“ (NOHA Textbook)

    05/2011 - 03/2014
    Student Assistant at IFHV
    06/2013 - 09/2013
    Legal Intern at United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Bangkok

    Most recent Publications

    Bofax: ‘Palestine’s Accession to the Rome Statute: An Impediment to Peace?’, No. 464E
    Book Review: 'Research Methods in Human Rights - A Handbook', Edward Elgar Publishing 2018, Humanitäres Völkerrecht (HuV), Issue 1, 2019
    Bofax: 'Der Fall Sami. A: Zwischen „Abschiebung“ und „Zurückholung“', No. 511D
    Bofax: 'Boris Becker: Diplomatische Immunität als Sonderbotschafter der Zentralafrikanischen Republik (ZAR)?', No. 507D, 26
    Book Review: „The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights“, Verfassung in Recht und Übersee
    Blog Post: „The Human Right to Land, A Case of Too Many Rights Spoiling the Broth or a Recipe for Justice?“, Völkerrechtsblog
    Article: „Hybrid Warfare: zwischen Cyber-Attacken und Manipulation von Informationen“, together with Pierre Thielbörger, Die Friedenswarte, Issue 1-2, 2015.

    Conferences and Panels

    Comment on Presentation by Judge Bertram Schmitt of the International Criminal Court (with Özgen Özdemir), Conference for the 30th Anniversary of the IFHV, 29 November
    Presentation 'Einführung ins Völkerstrafrecht', Tagung für Rechtsreferendare und Konventionsbeauftragte: Verbreitung des Humanitären Völkerrechts, DRK-Landesverband Niedersachsen e.V., Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict and Ministry of Justice of Lower-Saxony, Bad Pyrmont, Germany, 7–8 October
    Presentation of PhD research, Young International Law Doctoral Workshop Series, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, 1 February
    Presentation of PhD research: Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference (International Law Wheel), New Haven, 10-11 November
    Presentation of PhD research: Asian Society of International Law (ASIANSIL) Junior Scholar Workshop, Yonsei University, Seoul, 24 August
    Participation in Trilateral Workshop "Comparative Perspectives on Land Governance in Brazil and India", organized by the Law & Society Institute Berlin, Humboldt University Berlin, 4 November
    Organization: Pre-Conference Workshop (Protecting the Unprotected: Humanitarian Action and Human Rights after the World Humanitarian Summit), Bochum, 20 September
    Panel Presentation 'The Human Right to land', 4th biannual International Humanitarian Studies Association World Humanitarian Studies Conference (WHSC), Addis Ababa, 5-8 March

    Grants and Awards

    Since 2017
    PhD Scholarship: Tokyo Foundation
    Since 2015
    International Realization Budget (IRB): RUB Research School
    09/2012 - 08/2013
    Graduate Scholarship: German Academic Scholarship Foundation (‘Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes’)
    11/2011 - 08/2011
    Study Scholarship: German Academic Scholarship Foundation (‘Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes’)
    Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition; German Rounds: National Champion Award (Team), Best Oralist (Individual), International Rounds: Memorial Award for 13th place out of 123 teams

    Language Skills

    German – Native
    English – Fluent
    French – Fluent
    Mauritian Creole - Fluent
    Spanish – Advanced
    Hindi/Urdu – Beginner