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GEM PhD School
(Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate ‚Globalization, the EU and Multilateralism‘)
From 09.2010 GEM PhD School – Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate ‚Globalization, the EU and Multilateralism', Université Libre de Bruxelles and Université de Genève
10.2005 – 03.2010 Legal studies at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, First State Exam
10.2006 – 07.2009 School of Polish Law, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Uniwersytet Wroclawski
04.2006 – 04.2007 School of English law at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
09.2007 – 06.2008 Diploma in Legal Studies, King's College London
The aim of the research is to provide a theory-based definition of judicial activism tailored for the context of the European Court of Justice, and especially of its jurisprudence dealing with public international law. The underlying questions are: What underpins the judicial activism of the EU judge in the jurisprudence concerning the relationship between European and public international law? How does the EU judge's approach to international law shape the relationship between the two legal orders?
I will be examining the hypothesis that judicial activism and a pluralistic structure of international legal order create structural possibilities for the EU judge to advocate for EU interests and values on the international scene. Further, the defence of the autonomy of European legal order as an important factor guiding the EU judges leads to a diversified approach towards international and national legal orders.