Timeela Manandhar

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 Focus

    Human Rights and Business, International Economic Law, International Humanitarian Law, Public (International) Law


    Since 2019
    PhD Candidate, Law School, Ruhr University Bochum
    First Legal State Exam, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany); Specialization in ‘International and European Economic Law’
    A levels (‘Abitur’), Burggymnasium, Essen (Germany)
    09/2007 – 08/2008
    Exchange Student at Instituto Santa Barabara in San Salvador de Jujuy (Argentina)

    Work Experience and other Activities

    Since 01/2019
    Institute for Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-University Bochum, Research Associate
    10/2015 – 12/2018
    Institute for Development Research and Development Policy (IEE), Ruhr-Unversity Bochum, Student Assistant
    07/2018 - 12/2018
    Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-University Bochum, Student Assistant to the NOHA programme and Administrative Manager of the Bochum IHL Clinic
    04/2016 - 02/2017
    Chair for Public Law (Prof. Dr Markus Kaltenborn), Student Assistant, MERCUR Project “Political Authority in Transnational Governance Arrangements: Regulation through Public and Private Labour, Social and Environmental Standards in the Asian Textile and Apparel Industry”
    01/2016 – 12/2018
    Member of the orga team of the Law and Global Challanges Study Group, Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB)
    Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

    Grants and Awards

    10/2012 - 03/2015
    Scholarship of the Heinrich Böll Foundation
    10/2010 - 09/2011
    Scholarship within the framework of the NRW scholarship programme ‘Chancen Nutzen’

    Conferences and Panels

    IHL Clinic International Exchange Program, University Roma Tre, in cooperation with Emory Law, KGF University Leide, IDC Herzliya, presenting Bochum IHL CLinic (Rome, Italy)
    "‘The Laws - they are a Changing?‘ The 2005 ICRC Study on Customary IHL in Non-International Armed Conflicts", Comment on Presentation by Iris Müller (ICRC Geneva) at 30 Year Anniversary Conference of the IFHV (Bochum. Germany)
    2-day colloquy on the relationship between citizens and their state, Herbert Quandt-Stiftung, 33. Sinclair-Haus-Gespräch (Bad Homburg, Germany)

    Most recent Publications


    Article on the implementation of UN SDGs, ‘Durch sanften Druck ans Ziel’, Nomos STUD.JUR. 1 2018, p.18–20, with Simon Grimm, Maik Lammers, Vera Hengst

    Language Skills

    German (mother tongue),
    English (fluent),
    Spanish (intermediate),
    French (beginner)