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Michael Lysander Fremuth

Univ. Prof. Dr.
First Name: 
Michael Lysander
Last Name: 
Scientific Director
Freyung 6 (Schottenhof), 1. Hof, Stiege II, A-1010 Wien


Curriculum Vitae

born 1979 in Bergheim near Cologne (Germany)

Studied law at the University of Cologne with a focus on international and European law, human rights, legal philosophy and general political science. Stations he completed in the German Bundestag, Berlin; at the European Commission (DG Competition), Brussels; and the German Mission to the United Nations, New York. He received his doctorate in 2010 with a dissertation on the supranationality of the European Union, which has also been awarded the Cologne University Prize for Outstanding Scientific Achievements. He habilitated in 2017 with a thesis on the effects of globalization on the concept of statehood and sovereignty. He was given the teaching license (venia legendi / venia docendi) for public law including general political science and international and European law. As a visiting scholar, Michael Lysander Fremuth has taught and researched in the USA, Russia, South Africa and Turkey. In recent years, Fremuth has taught as a lecturer, professor or visiting professor at the Universities of Bayreuth, Freiburg and Trier and the Free University of Berlin. He has also repeatedly offered courses in international law as a lecturer at the Federal Academy of Public Administration.

Fremuth was a co-founder and longtime chairman of the German Society for the United Nations (DGVN) in North Rhine-Westphalia, a member of the Federal Board of DGVN and has worked in the International Commission of the German section of Amnesty International. He also heads the study group Escape and Migration Law of the German Association for International Law.

National, supranational and international human rights protection is a focus of his research and lecturing activities. He is currently working on the new edition of his well-received book "Human Rights: Fundamentals and Documents" (Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag and Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung) and is preparing the course European Human Rights Law, which he will teach as part of a summer school at Kant University in Kaliningrad.

Since April 1, Michael Lysander Fremuth has taken up his post as University Professor for Fundamental and Human Rights at the University of Vienna and as Scientific Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Fundamental and Human Rights.