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Nico Krisch

ICREA Research Professor, IBEI (on leave) / Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Research Programme Coordinator, IBEI

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Nico Krisch is an ICREA Research Professor at the Institut Barcelona d'Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and a Fellow at the Hertie School of Governance. Previously, he was a professor of international law at the Hertie School, a senior lecturer at the Law Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a postdoctoral fellow at Merton College (Oxford) and New York University School of Law. He has also been a visiting professor of law at Harvard Law School. Nico Krisch holds a Ph.D. in law from the University of Heidelberg and a Diploma of European Law of the Academy of European Law in Florence, Italy. He is the author of Selbstverteidigung und kollektive Sicherheit (Self-defense and Collective Security, 2001) and of articles on the United Nations, hegemony in international law, and the legal order of global governance. His most recent book, Beyond Constitutionalism: The Pluralist Structure of Postnational Law (2010), was awarded the 2012 Certificate of Merit of the American Society of International Law. Nico Krisch is also a member of the Executive Board of the European Society of International Law and of the Council of the International Society for Public Law.

Background and education

  • (2001) Phd in Law, University of Heidelberg, Germany


Research Interests

  • International Law, International Institutions, Legal Order of Global Governance