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Prof. Dr. Niels Petersen
Lehrstuhl für öffentliches Recht, Völker- und
Europarecht sowie empirische Rechtsforschung
Universitätsstr. 14-16
48143 Münster
Germany

Tel.: +49-251-83-22021

E-mail: niels.petersen [at] uni-muenster.de

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Lectures

7 Apr. – Die Rückkehr des "Bürgers" in der republikanischen Demokratietheorie, Menschenbilder im Recht, UniversitY of Erlangen

24 Feb. – How External Constraints Shape Judicial Decision-Making, The Deliberative Performance of Constitutional Courts: An Empirical Perspetive, University of Antwerp

30 Jan. – The Principle of non-discrimination under the European Convention on Human Rights and the EU Charter on Fundamental Freedoms, Human Rights Issues in Europe and Asia, Tokyo

2017


2016

30 Nov. – Verschiedene Gleichheit, Inaugural Lecture, University of Münster

14 Oct. – The Political Backlash against Free Trade: Towards a New Era of Economic Isolationism?, CPG 7th Annual Conference: The Great Game Reloaded: Order and Disorder in Geopolitics and Global Governance, Thammasat University, Bangkok

3 June – Germany’s Judicial and Political Commitment to the Rule of EU Law, The Rule of Law in the EU and the Rule of EU Law, University of Liverpool

24 May – Mondialisation et circulation des personnes: rapport général, Journées internationales de l’Association Henri Capitant, University of Münster


2015

6 Nov. – Grenzen des Völkergewohnheitsrechts beim Klimaschutz, Entgrenzungen des Rechts: Perspektiven des Öffentlichen Rechts in Münster, University of Münster

25 Oct. – The Role of Ideology in the Debate on the Democratic Deficit of the European Union, CPG 6th Annual Conference: Law and Ideology, Thammasat University, Bangkok

10 Sept. – The Political Economy of the International Court of Justice: Judicial Strategies to Identify Customary International Law, Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law: The Judicialization of International Law: A Mixed Blessing?, University of Oslo

2 July – Balancing and Judicial Activism: How Courts are Coping with Normative Uncertainty when Applying the Proportionality Test, ICON-S 2015 Conference: Public Law in an Uncertain World, NYU School of Law, New York

19 June – Der Schutz von Minderheiten als Schranke der Meinungsäußerungsfreiheit, Jahrestagung der Deutschen Vereinigung für Internationales Recht, Frankfurt a.M.

18 June – El control constitucional de las medidas contra el terrorismo, Seguridad en Libertad: Congreso Internacional Jurídico, University of Konstanz

29 May – The Psychology of Judging: Judicial Strategies to Identify Customary International Law, Law & Society Association Conference, Seattle

22 May – Tiers et droit public: rapport allemand, Journées internationales de l’Association Henri Capitant, Universidad de Panama, Chitré


2014

10 Dec. – The German Constitutional Court and the EU Financial Architecture, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam

31 Oct. – Customary International Law and Public Goods, Custom in Crisis: International Law in a Changing World, Duke Law School, Durham

18 Sept. – The Concept of Constitutional and Legal Pluralism, 9th Annual Conference of the Group for Research on European and International Taxation, Universität Münster

27 June – Wettbewerbsbehörden als subsidiäre Regulierungsbehörden, habilitation lecture, University of Bonn

16 May – The Political Economy of Customary Law, The Political Economy of International Law, Università Sapienzia, Rome

5 Apr. – Legislative Inconsistency and the “Smoking Out” of Illicit Motives, 3rd Annual Younger Comparativists Conference,  Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland


2 Dec. –  Is There a Right to Pro-Democratic Intervention in International Law?, Ruhr-Universität Bochum

6 Sept. –  El principio de coherencia en la jurisprudencia del Órgano de Apelación de la OMC, Congreso Internacional de Derecho Público: Encrucijadas del Estado Moderno, Universidad Santo Tomás, Bogotá

13 July –  Customary Law, Consent, and the Status Quo ParadoxThe Role of Opinio Juris in Customary International Law, Université de Genève

8 July –  How to Compare the Length of Lines to the Weight of Stones: Balancing and the Resolution of Value Conflicts in Public Law, 2nd Workshop on Comparative Administrative Law in Asia: Proportionality & Democratic Accountability, Academia Sinica, Taipei

14 Apr. –  Constitutional Courts and Legislative Capture, The Changing German Landscape of Theorizing Public LawNYU School of Law, New York

6 Feb. –  Gerichte als Wettbewerbshüter des politischen Prozesses, 53. Assistententagung Öffentliches Recht: Das letzte Wort: Rechtsetzung & Rechtskontrolle in der Demokratie, University of Bern

2013


25 June –  Proportionality and the Incommensurability Challenge: Some Lessons from the South African Constitutional Court,  South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights & International Law, University of Johannesburg

20 Apr. –  Empirical Arguments in Constitutional Law,  Law and Economics in Europe: Foundations and Applications, Universität Luzern

13 Jan. –  Eingriffsdogmatik aus deutscher Perspektive, Der Grundrechtseingriff, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien

2012


28 Oct. –  Initiativen der UN zu Demokratisierung und Good Governance, Entwicklungstrends zu mehr globaler Demokratie: Eine Zwischenbilanz 15 Jahre nach der Agenda für Demokratisierung, Deutsche Gesellschaft für die Vereinten Nationen, Berlin

23 Sept. –  Antitrust Law and the Promotion of Democracy and Economic Growth 28th Annual Conference of the European Association of Law & Economics, Hamburg

16 Aug. – The Role of Economics and Social Sciences in Constitutional Adjudication,  XXV. World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social PhilosophySpecial Workshop ‘Law and Economics – Foundations and Applications’, University of Frankfurt a.M. 

19 July –  Judicial Balancing and Legislative Margin of Appreciation Paradoxes of Constitutionalism, Technical University Dresden

23 June – Antitrust Challenges of Deep Globalization, 12th Annual Conference of the American Antitrust Institute: International Economics for Antitrusters: Learning from Two Decades of Deep Globalization, Washington D.C.

2011


10 Dec. – Antitrust Law and the Promotion of Democracy and Economic Growth, Sixth Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Law and Economics, Bolzano

12 Nov. – The Role of Consent in the Formation of Customary International Law, ASIL Symposium on Reexamining Customary International Law, Washington D.C.

4 Nov. – The Effect of Antitrust Institutions on Economic Development and Democracy, Hamburg Lectures on Law and Economics, University of Hamburg

12 Jan. – Informationsgewinnung als Methodenproblem: Braucht die Rechtswissenschaft eine empirische Wende?, Karlsruher Dialog zum Informationsrecht, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

2010


2 Aug. –  International Law, Democracy and Cultural Diversity, Second Biennial General Conference of the Asian Society of International Law: International Law in a Multipolar and Multi-civilizational World: Asian perspectives, Challenges and Contributions, Tokyo

2009


6 Dec. –  Die Rechtsprechung des US Supreme Court zur innerstaatlichen Wirkung von Völkerrecht, Tagung des Arbeitskreises junger Völkerrechtler: Wirkung von Völkerrecht im innerstaatlichen Bereich, Vienna

12 June –  Rational Choice or Deliberation? – Customary International Law between Coordination and Constitutionalization Seminar on the New Institutional Economics: Coordination in the Absence of Sovereignty, Lübbenau

2008


7 Dec. –  Asia and the Right to Democratic Governance,  ALIN International Academic Conference: Asia’s Emerging Laws in the Digital Age, Bangkok

30 Nov. –  Anforderungen des Völkerrechts an die Legitimität politischer Entscheidungen: zwischen domaine réservé und right to democratic governance, Interdisziplinären Forschungskolloquium zur demokratischen Legitimität ethischer Entscheidungen, Heidelberg

2007


14 May –  A Democratic Union: Coherent Constitutional Concept or Prosaic Declaration of Intent?,  2nd German-Polish Seminar: The Unity of the European Constitution, Wroclaw

2005