Raphael Oidtmann

Raphael Oidtmann

Advisor to the Executive Director


Twitter: raphaelmz86
E-Mail: oidtmann@hsfk.de


since 2021Advisor to the Executive Director at PRIF
2020Visiting Researcher, iCourts – Centre of Excellence for International Courts, University of Copenhagen
2020Visiting Researcher, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
since 2019PhD in International Relations, Goethe University Frankfurt/Main
2019Baden-Wurttemberg Certificate for Teaching and Learning at University Level
2019Advanced Seminar in International Humanitarian Law for Lecturers and Researchers, International Committee of the Red Cross & Geneva Academy of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights, Geneva
2017–2020Deputy Head, Educational Development Centre, Department of Educational Development, University of Mannheim
2015–2020Research Fellow and Lecturer in International Law, Law Faculty, University of Mannheim
since 2015Adjunct Lecturer, Law Faculty, University of Mannheim
2015–2020Permanent Visiting Fellow, Faculté de Droit et Science Politique, Université Toulouse I Capitole
2015–2017Research Fellow and Lecturer, Chair for Public Law, International and European Law, Media Law (Professor Dieter Dörr), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
2015–2017Master of Studies (International Relations), Selwyn College, University of Cambridge
2014Course Coordinator, Law School, University of Mannheim
2014Visiting Researcher, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies (CCCS), Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne
2013–2014Master of Comparative Law (Comparative and International Law), University of Mannheim & University of Adelaide
2012Research Assistant, Jean Monnet Chair for International Relations (Professor Arne Niemann), Department of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
2012Summer Course in Public International Law, The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
2007–2012Magister Artium (Political Science, Business Administration and Public Law), Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz


Raphael Oidtmann is working on the following issues:

  • Actorness (qualities) of international organizations (esp. International Criminal Court)
  • Global public health and international relations
  • International courts and tribunals (with a focus on international criminal courts and tribunals)
  • International criminal law & international justice
  • International human rights law & international humanitarian law
  • Jurisdiction in areas of limited statehood (esp. Arctic, Antarctica, High Seas)
  • Public international law (with a focus on the law of the sea)

Other professional activities

since 2019Editor, völkerrechtsblog.org
since 2019Fellow, Royal Geographical Society (FRGS)
since 2018Member, Royal Historical Society (MRHistS)
since 2018Associate, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)
since 2017Fellow, Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (FRSA)