Angelika Nußberger

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Angelika Nußberger (@ahnussberger) is professor of international law, public law and comparative law at the University of Cologne and founding director of the Academy for European Human Rights Protection, international judge at the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Vice-President of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, and President of the German Constitutional Lawyers Association (Vereinigung der deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer). She was a judge at the European Court of Human Rights elected on behalf of Germany from January 2011 to December 2019 and its Vice-President from February 2017.

In her research she focusses on the influence of European human rights jurisprudence on constitutional law, especially in Eastern Europe, on the contextuality of constitutional law, dialogue between courts, the questions of rule-of-law in international law and the development of international law in Eastern Europe, especially Russia. In 2022 she was Rapporteur under the OSCE Moscow mechanism ‘On Russia’s Legal and Administrative Practice in Light of its OSCE Human Dimension Commitments’.

She has studied law and literature (German, Russian and French) in Munich, Würzburg, Moscow (1985 study visit) and Boston (visiting researcher at Harvard University 1994/1995). She worked at the Max-Planck-Institute for Foreign and International Social Law in Munich from 1993 to 2002.

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