Stephan Koloßa

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

    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)

    Work Experience and other Activities

    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

    Most recent 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 hörst...!", No. 433D, 12 August 2013.

    Conferences and 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 dimensions 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")

    Grants and Awards

    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)

    Since 2012

    Scholarship of E-fellows Foundation

    2011

    National Champion Award, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 13th place for Memorials in international Rounds (over 600 participating teams worldwide); best result for the Ruhr-University until now

    2011

    Dean's Honours Class, Law School, Ruhr University Bochum

    Language Skills

    German (mother tongue)

    English (fluent)

    French (fluent)

    Spanish (fluent)

    Chinese (beginner)

    Russian (beginner)

    Latin ('Latinum')

    Python (beginner)