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 2016Head of Research Group on International Law, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt
2016Senior Fellow, Research Group “The International Rule of Law – Rise or Decline?”, Berlin
2014Invited to the Professorship of International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Basel, Switzerland (declined)
2012Visiting Professor, California Western School of Law, San Diego, USA
2010Prize for Excellency in Teaching (Hertie Foundation and Land Hessen), awarded in recognition of the project “Refugee Law Clinic”
2009-2016Member of the Board of Directors, Centre for International Development and Environmental Research, Justus Liebig University Giessen
2009-2013Member, Academic Senate, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
2006-2009Dean, Faculty of Law, Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany
since 2005Visiting Professor, Law School, University of Wisconsin, Madison/Wisconsin (USA) (2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)
2003Wolfgang Mittermaier Prize, awarded for excellence in teaching
since 2001Permanent Visiting Professor of Constitutional Theory, University of Lucerne, Switzerland
since 2001Professor of Public Law and International Law, Faculty of Law, Justus Liebig University Giessen
2001Professor of Law, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
2000Habilitation, Faculty of Law, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
1995Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.), University of Wales (UK)
1994Dr. iur. utr. (S.J.D. equivalent), Ruprecht Karls University Heidelberg, Germany
1990-2001Research Fellow and Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany
1990First State Exam (J.D. equivalent), Heidelberg, Germany
1986Diploma in International Law and Relations, University College of Wales, Aberystwyth (UK)
1983-1990Studies 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 2017President of the International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission (IHFFC)
since 2014Project leader on collective security in a collaborative research project funded by the German Research Foundation “Dynamics of Security. Securitization in a Historical Perspective”
since 2012Member, International Humanitarian Fact-finding Commission (IHFFC)
since 2009Member, Advisory Board, Development and Peace Foundation, Germany
since 2008Member, Advisory Board, German Foreign Office on the United Nations
2008-2011Project 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 2006Liaison Professor, German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
since 2004Member, African Law Association; Chairperson (2009-2013)
2003-2013Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt/Main, Germany; Chairperson (2006-2013)
2002-2009Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development; Chairperson (2006-2009)
since 2001Member, German Society of International Law; member of the Council (since 2009)
since 2001Member, German Association of Public Law Teachers (Vereinigung der deutschen Staatsrechtslehrer)
since 1995Member, Advisory Committee on International Humanitarian Law of the German Red Cross; Deputy Chairperson (since 2011); Chairperson (since 2014)