Franziska Oehm

Franziska Oehm is a PhD candidate at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg focusing on the intersection of human rights protection and corporate liability in international and transnational criminal law.

From 2008 to 2013, she studied Law at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg and at Universidad Autónoma Madrid. Since the beginning of her studies she has worked as a student research assistant, first at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Spengler and from 2012 at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Markus Krajewski. She specialized in the area of “European and International Law” and wrote her examination thesis about “Peace throughout justice – the relationship between the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court”. In 2013 she graduated and is now writing her dissertation about corporate criminal liability in international criminal law.

She has participated in numerous international conferences and projects in the field of international criminal law and investment protection law, e.g. the UNCTAD IIA Mapping project on 2013 and worked as a research assistant for the International Nuremberg Principles Academy where in summer 2014 she established the rules and created the case for the Nuremberg International Criminal Law Moot Court in Courtroom 600.

Furthermore, she has participated in a summer school on “International Criminal and Human Rights Law” for PhD students, which took place in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, in July 2014.

She is initiator of the Refugee Law Clinic Erlangen-Nürnberg, a student managed pro bono legal advice institution for refugees and asylum seekers.

In 2016, she was awarded with the Nuremberg Trials Commemoration Fellowship and Ben-Ferencz Foundation stipend to study “International and Comparative Law” in the LL.M. program of Chapman University, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, Orange, California.

At Chapman, she also taught the J.D. course “International Criminal Law” (fall 2016).

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