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Education CV

Fabian is a PhD Candidate in public international law at Gonville & Caius College, University of Cambridge. His research interests lie in the areas of general international law, international investment law, and German public law. Fabian’s PhD project (“Self-Judgment in International Law”) investigates to what extent states can authoritatively auto-interpret international law. His doctoral research is funded by a W.M. Tapp Studentship and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation.

Before joining the University of Cambridge, Fabian was a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, and read law at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (Dipl. Jur.), Waseda University, Tokyo (exchange), and the University of Oxford (M.Jur.).

Fabian has supervised undergraduates (B.A. in Law) in Human Rights Law and International Law. He has also conducted workshops for Cambridge LL.M. students in International Law of Global Governance, International Investment Law and International Law as a Legal System. He is currently an Associate Editor at International Law in Domestic Courts (OUP) and an Assistant Editor for Investment Arbitration at Kluwer Arbitration Blog.

Selected Scholarships & Awards

  • Michigan International and Comparative Law Research Fellowship | 2023
  • Rosalyn Higgins Prize | 2022
  • PhD Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation | since 2021
  • W.M. Tapp Studentship | since 2020
  • Clifford Chance Prize (Proxime Accessit) for the Second Best Overall Performance in the MJur at the University of Oxford | 2019
  • Volterra Fietta Prize for International Dispute Settlement Awarded by the University of Oxford | 2019
  • German Academic Exchange Service LL.M. Scholarship and Latham & Watkins LL.M. Scholarship | 2018-2019
  • Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court: German National Champion and Latham & Watkins Award for the Best Oralist in the National Final | 2016
  • Germany Scholarship (Deutschlandstipendium) | 2014-2015

Fields of research

Public International Law, International Dispute Settlement, International Investment Law, German Constitutional Law

Research centres and interest groups

 

Self-Judgment in International Law

Supervisors

Dr Fernando Lusa Bordin

Start Date

Oct 2020

Publications

 

Articles

"Informal Communications to the International Court of Justice in Cases of Non-Appearance" The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 22 (2023), 5-29

Citation:
The Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 22 (2023), 5-29
Published: Mar 2023

"Give a Court an Inch and It Will Take a Yard? The Exercise of Jurisdiction over Incidental Issues" Heidelberg Journal of International Law (ZaöRV) 81 (2021), 235 – 264

Citation:
Heidelberg Journal of International Law (ZaöRV) 81 (2021), 235 – 264
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.17104/0044-2348-2021-1-235
Published: Apr 2021

"Die Grenzen der Zulässigkeit des "nationality planning" im Investitionsschutzrecht (International Investment Law’s Limits to ‘Nationality Planning’)" Archiv des Völkerrechts 58 (2020), 307 – 336.

Citation:
Archiv des Völkerrechts 58 (2020), 307 – 336.
Published: Nov 2020

"Die Rückkehr Argentiniens an die Kapitalmärkte: Völkerrechtliche und Finanzmarktrechtliche Implikationen (Argentina’s Return to the Capital Markets – Perspectives under Public International Law and Financial Law)" Bucerius Law Journal (2016) 10 – 18.

Citation:
Bucerius Law Journal (2016) 10 – 18.
Published: Aug 2016

Book Reviews

Wolfgang Alschner, 'Investment Arbitration and State-Driven Reform' International & Comparative Law Quarterly 72 (2023) 567 - 569

Gus van Harten, 'The Trouble with Foreign Investor Protection' European Journal of International Law 32 (2021) 1111-1118.

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1093/ejil/chab063
Published Aug 2021

Tommy Koh, ‘Building a New Legal Order for the Oceans’ Heidelberg Journal of International Law (ZaöRV) 80 (2020) 745 – 749.

Published Sep 2020

Case Notes

The Legal Effect of ICJ Advisory Opinions Redefined? The Mauritius/Maldives Delimitation Case - Judgment on Preliminary Objections Melbourne Journal of International Law, 22 (2021) 383-402.

Die Unionsgrundrechte vor dem Bundesverfassungsgericht (EU Fundamental Rights Before the German Federal Constitutional Court) Juristische Schulung (2020) 502 – 506.

Co-Author/s:
Eva Neumann
Published: Jun 2020

Blog Posts

Conference Papers

"The Struggle over National Security: Between Self-Judgment and Legalization" (ESIL Interest Group on Social Sciences and International Law, Pre-Workshop to the ESIL Annual Conference 2023)

Conference:
ESIL Interest Group on Social Sciences and International Law, Pre-Workshop to the ESIL Annual Conference 2023
Published: Sep 2023

"Systematicity as Progress" (International Law and Progress - A Cursed Relationship? | AjV-DGIR Conference 2023)

Conference:
International Law and Progress - A Cursed Relationship? | AjV-DGIR Conference 2023
Published: Sep 2023

"National Security and Self-Judgment: Towards Judicialization?" (University of Michigan Law School, 9th Junior Scholars' Conference)

Conference:
University of Michigan Law School, 9th Junior Scholars' Conference
Published: Apr 2023

"Self-Judgment in International Law: Judicialization and Resistance" (Oxford International Law Workshop in honour of Judge Giorgio Gaja)

Conference:
Oxford International Law Workshop in honour of Judge Giorgio Gaja
Published: Jul 2022

"Self-Judgment in International Investment Law: Shifting Paradigms" (Society of International Economic Law - 11th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network)

Conference:
Society of International Economic Law - 11th Conference of the Postgraduate and Early Professionals/Academics Network
Published: Jun 2022

"The Unstable Equilibrium of Self-Judgment in International Law" (Humanities Forum for PhD Scholars of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation)

Conference:
Humanities Forum for PhD Scholars of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
Published: Mar 2022

"Altruism in International Law " (Working Group on Altruism in Law, St Johann Academy of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation)

Conference:
Working Group on Altruism in Law, St Johann Academy of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
Published: Aug 2021

"Nord Stream 2: Legal Dimensions of a Political Controversy" (Referentenbesprechung (Monday Meeting), Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg)

Conference:
Referentenbesprechung (Monday Meeting), Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
Published: Sep 2019

Reports

Investment Treaties and Climate Change

Co-Author/s:
Cambridge Research Group on Foreign Investment and the Environment
Published: Apr 2022