Prof. Dr Thilo Marauhn

Prof. Dr Thilo Marauhn

Head of Research Group "Public International Law"
Research Department:
Non-Program-Bound Research

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since 2016 Head of Research Group on International Law at PRIF
2016 Senior Fellow, Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?”, Berlin
2014 Invited to the Professorship of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Basel, Switzerland (declined)
2012 Visiting Professor, California Western School of Law, San Diego, USA
2010 Prize for Excellency in Teaching (Hertie Foundation and Land Hessen), awarded in recognition of the project “Refugee Law Clinic”
2009-2016 Member of the Board of Directors, Centre for International Development and Environmental Research, Justus Liebig University Giessen
2009-2013 Member, Academic Senate, Justus Liebig University Giessen
2006-2009 Dean, Faculty of Law, Justus Liebig University Giessen
since 2005 Visiting Professor, Law School, University of Wisconsin, Madison/Wisconsin (USA) (2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
2003 Wolfgang Mittermaier Prize, awarded for excellence in teaching
since 2001 Permanent Visiting Professor of Constitutional Theory, University of Lucerne, Switzerland
since 2001 Professor of Public Law and International Law, Faculty of Law, Justus Liebig University Giessen
2001 Professor of Law, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
2000 Habilitation, Faculty of Law, Goethe University Frankfurt/M.
1995 Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), University of Wales (UK)
1994 Dr. iur. utr. (S.J.D. equivalent), Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg
1990-2001 Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
1990 First State Exam (J.D. equivalent), Heidelberg
1986 Diploma in International Law and Relations, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (UK)
1983-1990 Studies in Law and International Relations in Mannheim, Aberystwyth/Wales (UK), Bonn and Heidelberg


Prof. Dr Thilo Marauhn is working on the following issues:

  • Disarmament and nonproliferation
  • Peace operations
  • International humanitarian law
  • International criminal jurisdiction
  • Human Rights
  • Arms control
  • United Nations / Security Council
  • Public international law


Friedenssicherungsrecht und humanitäres Völkerrecht unter Druck | 2017

Marauhn, Thilo/Thorn, Judith (2017): Friedenssicherungsrecht und humanitäres Völkerrecht unter Druck, in: Schoch, Bruno/Heinemann-Grüder, Andreas/Hauswedell, Corinna/Hippler, Jochen/Johannsen, Margret (Hg.), Friedensgutachten 2017, Münster: LIT Verlag, 56-68,

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Kapitel 16: Privat- und Familienleben | 2013

Thorn, Judith/Marauhn, Thilo (2013): Kapitel 16: Privat- und Familienleben, in: Dörr, Oliver/Grote, Rainer/Marauhn, Thilo (Hg.), EMRK/GG. Konkordanzkommentar zum europäischen und deutschen Grundrechtsschutz, (Bd. 2.Aufl.), Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck.

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Other professional activities

since 2017 President of the International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission (IHFFC)
since 2014 Project leader on collective security in a collaborative research project funded by the German Research Foundation “Dynamics of Security. Securitization in a Historical Perspective”
since 2012 Member, International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission (IHFFC)
since 2009 Member, Advisory Board, Development and Peace Foundation, Germany
since 2008 Member, Advisory Board, German Foreign Office on the United Nations
2008-2011 Project leader in a collaborative project as part of the EU’s 7th Framework Program “Regulating Privatisation of ‘War’: The Role of the EU in Assuring Compliance with International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights”
since 2006 Liaison Professor, German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
since 2004 Member, African Law Association; Chairperson (2009-2013)
2003-2013 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt/Main, Germany; Chairperson (2006-2013)
2002-2009 Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; Chairperson (2006-2009)
since 2001 Member, German Society of International Law; member of the Council (since 2009)
since 2001 Member, German Association of Public Law Teachers (Vereinigung der deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer)
since 1995 Member, Advisory Committee on International Humanitarian Law of the German Red Cross; Deputy Chairperson (since 2011); Chairperson (since 2014)