PhD project: "The protection of the right to privacy online"
International Law, Cyber Law, Law and Technology, Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Global Enterprises
University of Malta, Research Stay, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
University of Geneva, Internet Law Summer School
Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security, Certificate in IT Security
SecHuman Doctoral Research Group
PhD Candidate, Law School, Ruhr University Bochum
Second German Legal State Exam (Bar Exam Equivalent)
Honours Programme ‘Introduction into the French Legal System’ in Paris/France, directed by i.a. Claus Sprick, Former Judge of Federal Supreme Court
First Legal State Exam, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany); Specialization in ‘International and European Economic Law’
Semester abroad at Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense, Paris X (France)
Ruhr University Bochum, Summer Course "International Economic Law in Praxis"
Ruhr University Bochum, Summer Course "Humanitarian Aid in the 21st century"
Viadrina University Frankfurt (Oder), Summer Course "European System of Human Rights Protection"
A levels (‘Abitur’), Märkische Schule, Bochum (Germany)
Exchange Student at Dr Charles Best Secondary in Coquitlam/Vancouver (Canada)
Work Experience and other Activities
Legal adviser in a project on "Legal Implication in Hardware Reverse Engineering" in cooperation with the Horst Görtz Institute (HGI)
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
Part of delegation during country visit to Germany, headed by the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Privacy
Deputy representative of the academic staff at the NOHA Board of Examiners
Co-Organizer, Interdisciplinary Workshop on Privacy, Data Protection & Surveillance (Bochum Edition)
Together with the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
Academic Researcher at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Member of the Cluster "International Humanitarian Law PLUS"
Reviewer for scholarship applications for the RUB Research School Plus
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
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, ADC-ICTY, Defense for Mr Ratko Mladić
(incl. "Advocacy Skill Training" and "Mock Trial Participation")
Friend of the Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court
Most recent Publications
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.
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.
Bofax: 'Zum Abschuss eines syrischen Kampfjets durch Israel', No. 510D, 30 July 2018.
Bofax: '"Hackback" – Darf Deutschland zurückschlagen', No. 508D, 27 June 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.
Bofax: "Ratko Mladić acquitted of genocide", No. 499E, 1 December 2017.
Bofax: "Liebesgrüße an die Ukraine", No. 496D, 10 July 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/
Journal Article: The General’s (Un-)Equal Arms, in: Journal of Int. Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, JILPAC 4/2014
Bofax: "Ich höre was, was du nicht hörst...!", No. 433D, 12 August 2013.
Conferences and Panels
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
Anniversary Conference, 30 Years IFHV, Panel Presentation "Of Bits and Bombs: Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century"
European ITechLaw Conference 2018, Milan, "Privacy and data protection law on biometrical data"
Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) Berlin, Workshop on Privacy, Data Protection & Surveillance, "Autonomous Decision Making and Data Protection Law
University of Geneva, Berkman Klein Center (Harvard) et al., Internet Law Research Colloquium, "From 'code is law' to 'law on code'"
Aachener Congress, Annual Conference organized by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung), Leader of the Workshop on "New Challenges for International Humanitarian Law"
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)
Young International Law Workshop, Ruhr-University Bochum, Discussion on International Criminal Law and means of digital evidence with Professor Emma Irving
Training Seminar for Junior Lawyers and German Armed Forces, German Red Cross, Bad Pyrmont, "Methods and Means of Warfare"
Hertie School of Governance Berlin, German Institute for Human Rights, Workshop on Weapons and the Right to Life, "Cyberspace as Chance, Threat and Weapon?"
Asian Society of International Law (AsianSIL), Biennial Conference, Junior Scholars' Workshop, Seoul/South Korea, ''Legal Spatiality of Cyberspace"
Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security (HGI), Course for Non-Lawyers, ''Introduction to Legal Studies"
Young International Law Workshop, Ruhr University Bochum, Discussion on the socio-philosophical dimensions of the cyberspace with Professor Daniel Augenstein
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
IFHV Research Award
Scholarship for PhD Research Project funded by the Ministry for Culture & Science
Faculty Price 2014 of the Friends of the Law Faculty for the third best exam in 2014 ('Verein zur Förderung der Rechtswissenschaft e.V.')
Erasmus Scholarships for Stays abroad (Paris/France, The Hague/The Netherlands)
Scholarship of E-fellows Foundation
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
Dean's Honours Class, Law School, Ruhr University Bochum
German (mother tongue)