Professor Dr Jürgen Bröhmer
Ref. iur. 1989 (Mannheim University), Grad. Cert. European Integration 1991 (Europa-Institute, Saarland University), Ass. iur. 1992 (Saarbrücken), Dr. iur. 1995 (Saarland University), Habil. 2002 (Saarland University)

Professor of Law and Dean of the Law School

About me

I was born and grew up in the beautiful village of Brücken, Germany, which is situated in the Bundesland (state) of Rhineland-Palatinate and there in the western Palatinate region close to the border of another German Land (state), the Saarland, and not very far – even by European standards – from the French border. The next bigger city and indeed one known to football fans around the world is Kaiserslautern, home of the 1. FC Kaiserslautern and venue of two games of the Socceroos during the 2006 world cup (against Japan and Italy). Our second “home base” is in Socorro, New Mexico, USA, where my wife Yvette is from and where a large part of our family lives. Socorro is a small town (approx. 9000 inhabitants) with a dominating University, the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology.Before we moved to Australia, my family and I lived in Saarbrücken, Germany. Saarbrücken is the the state capital of the Saarland, the smallest non-city state of Germany and arguably the state in Germany that enjoys the best quality of living, second perhaps only to that of the Palatinate region. Albeit being an old industrial state (coal and steel industry) the economic base of the state has shifted largely to the automotive industry (the Ford Motor Company operates a big plant in the state), information technology and services. Much is directly or indirectly fueled by Saarland University with its main campus in Saarbrücken and its impressive Medical School and University Hospital campus about 30 km outside of Saarbrücken in the city of Homburg/Saar.  I worked at the Europa-Institute of Saarland University, a branch of the Faculty of Law and Economics. The Institute has a law and a business department, as does the the Faculty, so for all practical purposes it is a part of the law school. I came to Saarbrücken in 1989 to do the practical part of my legal training after having graduated from the University of Mannheim’s School of Law. I also enrolled in the Europa-Institute’s postgraduate European Studies course and started to work as a research assistant to the then Director of the Institute, Professor Georg Ress. What started with a 10-hour/week research contract developed into an intensive working relationship that lasted through the years to this day. In 1992 I took up a full-time assistantship with Professor Ress. I earned a doctorate (Dr. jur.) with a dissertation on “State Immunity and the Violation of Human Rights” in 1995, which was then published by Kluwer Law International in 1997 and is held by many law libraries around the world, including Murdoch University’s law library. After the doctorate I was offered to stay on and pursue a habilitation, a procedure required for and leading to recognition as a full professor in Germany. The result of this was a monograph in German with the – translated – title “Transparency as a Constitutional Principle – Basic Law and European Union”. It was published by the Mohr-Siebeck publishing house in Germany in 2004. Formally this lead to my recognition as a professor of law by the faculty of the Saarland University School of Law (Privatdozent) in 2002. In Saarbrücken I mainly taught European Union law, public international, international institutions’ and constitutional law. I remain affiliated to the Europa-Institute of Saarland University as a visiting professor and teach an intensive there on European common market law every year. For more information on my research and teaching see www.jbroehmer.de.
In June 2006 I came to Armidale and joined the faculty at UNE’s School of Law. Armidale is a beautiful little city situated on the Northern Tablelands in northern NSW right in the middle between Sydney and Brisbane with as many bishops (2, Anglican and Catholic) as it has traffic-lights. UNE is a University with a long tradition in distance education and the mix of traditional on-campus students and distance students is a distinctive feature of UNE. My time at UNE and in Armidale was a real highlight for me. Great colleagues, a pleasant environment and life-style and so much for me to learn. As the result of an organizational restructure at UNE I was presented with the opportunity to become Head of School at UNE’s Law School only a year after my arrival there and would remain in that position for over four years.

All good things come to an end. In this case the end came when the opportunity to lead the Law School at Murdoch University came about. The distinctively international focus of the Law School and its strong emphasis on advocacy training particularly by participating in international mooting competitions were too much of a lure. When I was made the offer to join Murdoch University’s Law School as its new Dean I decided to take on the challenge and I commenced the new position at the beginning of 2012.

When I am not doing law I like to indulge in discussions of all sorts. Politics in general and international affairs in particular have always interested me. I love to read newspapers. Onto the much quoted island I would not take a book. I would take a subscription of the New York Times, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the Südeutsche Zeitung and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung. Actually I would take a Kindle and then I could have everything and still only take one thing. I am a big sports fan and I am willing to watch almost any sport (I do have problems with Cricket because I just do not understand it). But my true passion is football (soccer). I have been a fan of 1.FC Kaiserslautern ever since I can remember.

Teaching area

  • Public International Law (Law School and Sir Walter Murdoch Graduate School)
  • International Human Rights Protection (Law School)
  • International Trade Law (Law School)
  • European Union Common Market Law (Europa-Institute, Saarland University, Germany)

Research areas

  • Comparative constitutional law
  • European Union law
  • Public international law
  • International human rights law

Doctoral and masters supervisions

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Publications

Professor Dr. Jürgen Bröhmer
Publications, Lectures, Presentations

A. Books/Monographs
  I.  Sole Author

1. Transparenz als Verfassungsprinzip – Grundgesetz und Europäische Union [Transparency as a Constitutional Principle – German Basic Law andEuropean Union], Mohr-Siebeck Verlag, Tübingen, 2004 (Habil., Jus Publicum, Vol. 106).

2. State Immunity and the Violation of Human Rights , Martinus Nijhoff Publishers (Kluwer Law International), Den Haag, Boston, London, 1997.

 II.     As  Co-Author

1. Europäische Gemeinschaft und Medienvielfalt – Die Kompetenzen der Europäischen Gemeinschaft zur Sicherung des Pluralismus im Medienbereich/European Community and Media Pluralism – The Powers of the European Community to Protect Pluralism in the Media, Institut für Medienentwicklung und Kommunikation GmbH, Frankfurt am Main 1998 (Marburger Medienschriften, Band 1) (together with Georg Ress).

 III.    As Editor

1. The Protection of Human Rights at the Beginning of the 21st Century, 2012.
2. The German Constitution Turns 60 – Basic Law and Commonwealth Constitution, German and Australian Perspectives, Peter Lang Verlag, 2011.
3. The German Basic Law after 60 Years – Leading Decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany in the Area of Fundamental Rights Protection (with introduction and annotations) [together with Claus-Peter Hill], 2010.
4.  Internationale Gemeinschaft und Menschenrechte [International Community and Human Rights], Festschrift für Georg Ress zum 70. Geburtstag, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2005.
5. Der Grundrechtsschutz in Europa – Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium aus Anlass des 65. Geburtstages von Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Georg Ress [Fundamental Rights Protection in Europe – Colloquium in Honor of Georg Ress on the Occasion of his 65. Birthday], Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 2002.

B.  Articles/Book Chapters

1. Some Remarks on the Decision of the International Court of Justice in the Case of Germany v. Italy, in: Calliess, Christian (ed.), Herausforderungen an Staat und Verfassung – Völkerrecht-Europarecht-Menschenrechte, Liber Amicorum für Torsten Stein zum 70. Geburtstag, 2015, pp. 44-64.
2. State Immunity and Sovereign Bonds, in: Anne Peters/Evelyne Lagrange/Stefan Oeter/Christian Tomuschat (eds.), Immunities in the Age of Global Constitutionalism, Brill/Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2015, pp. 182-208.
3. Subsidiarity and the German Constitution (Chapter 8), in: M Evans/A Zimmermann, Subsidiarity in Comparative Perspective, Springer Publishing, 2014.
4. The proposed International Criminal Chamber section of the African Court of Justice and Human Rights, in: 37 South African Yearbook of International Law, (2012), pp. 248-268 (together with Martin Matasi) (published in 2014).
5. The EU and the Member States: Germany and Supranationalism in Times of Financial Crisis, in: John H. Farrar/David G. Mayes (eds.), Globalisation, the Global Financial Crisis and the State, 2013, pp. 94-113
(Edward Elgar, http://www.e-elgar.co.uk/bookentry_main.lasso?id=15045).
6. Gesetzesauslegung in Australien [Statutory Interpretation in Australia], in: Stamm, Jürgen (ed.), Festschrift für Helmut Rüßmann [Liber Amicorum for Helmut Ruessmann], 2013, pp. 25-47 (Juris Verlag).
7. Kapitel 19: Versammlungs- und Vereinigungsfreiheit [Chapter 19: Freedom of Assembly and Association], in: Marauhn/Grothe/Doerr, EMRK/GG Konkordanzkommentar, 2013, pp. 1161-1232 (Mohr Siebeck Verlag).
8. The External Affairs Power in Australia and Germany: Different Solutions, Similar Outcome?, in: 24 Journal of Constitutional History (Giornale di Storia Constituzionale) 2012, pp. 49-64.
9. Article 53 – The Interpretation of Article 53(1) Clause 2 Phrase 2: the Enemy State Exception, in: Simma, Bruno/Khan Daniel-Erasmus/Nolte, Georg/Paulus, Andreas, The Charter of the United Nations, Volume II, 3rd edition 2012, pp. 1506 – 1524 (together with Georg Ress).
10. Article 107 (Enemy State), in: Simma, Bruno/Khan Daniel-Erasmus/Nolte, Georg/Paulus, Andreas, The Charter of the United Nations, Volume II, 3rd edition 2012, pp. 2183 – 2198 (together with Georg Ress).
11. The Debate on Human Rights Protection in Australia, in: Jürgen Bröhmer (ed.), The Protection of Human Rights at the Beginning of the 21st Century, 2012, pp. 77-87.
12. Grundlegende Entwicklungen des australischen Bundesverfassungsrechts [Fundamental Developments of Australian Federal Constitutional Law], in: Jahrbuch des Öffentlichen Rechts der Gegenwart, Vol. 60, 2012, pp. 689-729.
13. Social Licence and International Law: the Case of the European Union, in: Williams, Jacqueline/Martin, Paul (eds.), Defending the Social Licence of Farming – Issues, Challenges and New Directions for Agriculture, CSIRO Publishing, 2011, 113-126.
14. Die „Commerce-Clause“ der australischen Bundesverfassung – Der Binnenmarkt in Australien [The “Commerce-Clause” of the Australian Commonwealth Constitution – the Internal Market in Australia], in: Meng, Werner/Ress, Georg/Stein, Torsten, Europäische Integration und Globalisierung – Festschrift zum 60-jährigen Bestehen des Europa-Instituts, 2011, pp. 37-49.
15. In: Calliess, Christian/Ruffert, Matthias (Eds.), Kommentar zu EUV und EGV [commentary on TEU and TFEU], Beck-Verlag, 4th ed. 2011; 12 separate contributions on:

·  Articles 49-55 (Freedom of Establishment), pp. 888 – 941;
·  Articles 63-66 (Free Movement of Capital), pp. 994 – 1034;
·  Article 75, pp. 1082 – 1086.

16. The Federal Element of the German Republic – Issues and Developments, in: Bröhmer (ed.), The German Constitution Turns 60 – Basic Law and Commonwealth Constitution, German and Australian Perspectives, Peter Lang Verlag, 2011, pp. 15-29.
17. The Legislative and Executive Branch versus the Federal Constitutional Court and the Judiciary – Conflict or Cooperation?, in: Bröhmer (ed.), The German Constitution Turns 60 – Basic Law and Commonwealth Constitution, German and Australian Perspectives, Peter Lang Verlag, 2011, pp. 145-165.
18. Der Schutz der Kulturgüter der australischen Ureinwohner [The Protection of Cultural Property of Indigenous People in Australia], in: Wittinger, Michaela/Wendt, Rudolf/Ress, Georg (eds.), Verfassung-Völkerrecht-Kulturgüterschutz, Festschrift für Wilfried Fiedler zum 70. Geburtstag, 2011, pp. 353 – 371 (together with Jennifer Greaney).
19. Introduction to German Constitutional Law and the Doctrine of Basic Rights, in: Bröhmer/Hill (eds.), 60 Years German Basic Law: The German Constitution And its Court – Landmark Decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany in the Area of Fundamental Rights, 2010, pp. 67 – 97.
20. Menschenwürde, Freiheiten der Personen und Freizügigkeit (§ 139) [Human Dignity, Freedom of the Person and Free Movement], in: Papier/Merten (eds.), Handbuch der Grundrechte, Vol. VI/1, 2010, pp. 125-170.
21. “Containment eines Leviathans” – Anmerkungen zur Entscheidung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts zum Vertrag von Lissabon [Containment of a Leviathan – Some Remarks on the Decision of the Federal Constitutional Court in regard to the Lisbon Treaty, ZEuS 2009, 543–557.
22. The Free Movement of Capital in the European Union and the Problem of ‘Golden Shares’ and Similar Instruments, in: 25 (2) Law in Context 2007, p. 144-159 (published in 2008).
23. Articles 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 ECT (Freedom of Establishment), der Artikel 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 EGV (Free Movement of Capital)), sowie der Artikel 293, 294 ECT, in: Calliess, Christian/Ruffert, Matthias (eds.), Kommentar zu EUV und EGV, Beck-Verlag, 3. Auflage 2007, pp. 767-814; 863-902; 2377-2381 [commentary on ECT-provisions).
24. Art. 8, 9, 21 Abs. 2 GG, Art. 11 EMRK, Kommentierung, in: Grote/Marauhn (Hrsg.), Konkordanzkommentar zur EMRK und zum GG, 2006, pp. 1004-1065 [commentary on Art. 11 ECHR and related provisions of the German Basic Law].
25. Die Bosphorus-Entscheidung des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte – Der Schutz der Grund- und Menschenrechte in der EU und das Verhältnis zur EMRK [The Bosphorus-Decision of the European Court of Human Rights – The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the EU and the Relationship to the ECHR], in: EuZW 2006, pp. 71-76.
26. Gewaltverbot und Humanitäre Intervention [The Prohibition of the Use of Force], in: Calliess, Christian (Hrsg.), Äußere Sicherheit im Wandel – Neue Herausforderungen an eine alte Staatsaufgabe, Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium aus Anlaß des 60. Geburtstages von Prof. Dr. Torsten Stein, Nomos Verlag, 2005, pp. 33-57.
27. Einige Bemerkungen zu Sondervoten vor hohen Gerichten und zu den Sondervoten von Georg Ress [Some Remarks on Separate Opinions of High Court Justices and on the Separate Opinions of Judge Georg Ress], in: Bröhmer, Jürgen u.a. (Hrsg.), Festschrift für Georg Ress, Carl Heymanns Verlag, 2005, pp. 917-933.
28. Kommentierung des § 89 BGB (juristische Personen des öffentlichen Rechts, Haftung für Organe, Insolvenz), in: Herberger, Maximilian/Martinek, Michael, Rüßmann, Helmut, Weth, Stephan (Hrsg.), juris-Praxiskommentar BGB – allgemeiner Teil und Schuldrecht, 1. Auflage 2003, www.jurispk.de.
29. Commentary of Article 53, in: Simma, Bruno et al. (editor), The Charter of the United Nations – A Commentary, Second Edition, Volume I, Oxford University Press, 2002, pp. 854-890 (together with Georg Ress).
30. Laufen als fundamentaler Bestandteil des Golfsports? Behindertendiskriminierung und Golf – Die Entscheidung des Supreme Court der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika im Fall PGA-Tour, Inc., v. Casey Martin v. 29. Mai 2001, in: SpuRt – Zeitschrift für Sport und Recht, 4/2002, pp. 141-144.
31. Die völkerrechtliche Immunität von der staatlichen Gerichtsbarkeit und die Verfahrensgarantien der EMRK – Einige Anmerkungen zu den Urteilen des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte in den Fällen Waite & Kennedy und Beer & Regan gegen die Bundesrepublik Deutschland, in: Bröhmer, Jürgen (Hrsg.), Der Grundrechtsschutz in Europa – Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium aus Anlass des 65. Geburtstages von Prof. Dr. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult Georg Ress, Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden, 1. Auflage 2002, pp. 85-94.
32. Kommentierung der Artikel 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 EGV (Niederlassungsfreiheit), der Artikel 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 EGV(Kapitalverkehrsfreiheit), sowie der Artikel 220, 221 EGV, in: Calliess, Christian/Ruffert, Matthias (Hrsg.), Kommentar zu EUV und EGV, Luchterhand-Verlag, 2. Auflage 2002.
33. Procedures to Enforce Foreign Judgments in Germany, in: Omar, Paul (Hrsg.), Procedures to Enforce Foreign Judgments, Ashgate, Dartmouth, 2002, pp. 51-67.
34. Die Europäische Union – Von den Verträgen zur Verfassung: Die Verfassungsdiskussion in Deutschland, in: Timmermann, Heiner (Hrsg.), Eine Verfassung für die Europäische Union – Beiträge zu einer grundsätzlichen und aktuellen Diskussion, Verlag Leske + Budrich, Opladen, 2001, pp. 167-187.
35. Directors’ Duties and Liabilities in Germany, in: Omar, Paul J. (ed.), Directors’ Duties and Liabilities, Ashgate, Dartmouth, 2000 (Association of European lawyers series), pp. 51-66.
36. Die Selbstkontrolle im Medienbereich in Europa – eine rechtsvergleichende Untersuchung, in: Ukrow, Jörg (Hrsg.), Die Selbstkontrolle im Medienbereich in Europa, Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Europäisches Medienrecht, Saarbrücken, Band 21, Verlagsgruppe Jehle Rehm, München/Berlin, 2000, pp. 205-345 (together with Jörg Ukrow).
37. Immunity of a Former Head of State – General Pinochet and the House of Lords: Part Three, in: Leiden Journal of International Law (LJIL) , Volume 13, 2000 (Number 1), pp. 229-237.
38. Diplomatic Immunity, Head of State Immunity, State Immunity: Misconceptions of a Notorious Human Rights Violator, in: Leiden Journal of International Law (LJIL), Volume 12, 1999 (Number 2), pp. 361-371.
39. Das Europäische Parlament: Echtes Legislativorgan oder bloßes Hilfsorgan im legislativen Prozess? – Zur Matthews-Entscheidung des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte, in: ZEuS (Zeitschrift für europarechtliche Studien) 1999, pp. 197-217.
40. Das Bundesverfassungsgericht und sein Verhältnis zum Gerichtshof der  Europäischen Gemeinschaften, in: Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (Beilage zur Wochenzeitung “Das Parlament”), Nr. 16/1999, pp. 31-39.
41. Kommentierung der Artikel 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 EGV n.F. (Niederlassungsfreiheit), der Artikel 56, 57, 58, 59, 60 EGV n.F. (Kapitalverkehrsfreiheit), sowie der Artikel 220, 221 EGV n.F., in: Calliess, Christian/Ruffert, Matthias (Hrsg.), Kommentar zu EUV und EGV (in der Fassung des Vertrages von Amsterdam), Luchterhand-Verlag, 1. Auflage 1999.
42. Die innerstaatliche und europarechtliche Bedeutung von Art. 10 EMRK für die Medienordnung, in: Europäisches Medienrecht – Fernsehen und seine gemeinschaftsrechtliche Regelung (European Media Law – Television and European Community Law), Schriftenreihe des Instituts für Europäisches Medienrecht, Saarbrücken, Band 18, München, Berlin 1998, p. 79-93.
43. Die Weiterentwicklung des europäischen Staatshaftungsrechts – EuGH, EuGRZ 1996, 144, in: Juristischen Schulung (JuS) 1997, Heft 2, p. 117-124.

C. Other Publications

1. Book Review: Hazel Fox, The Law of State Immunity, and Andrew Dickinson/Rae Lindsay/Lames P. Loonam, State Immunity – Selected Materials and Commentary, in: German Yearbook of International Law, Vol. 48, 2005, pp. 676-679
2. Anmerkung zum Urteil des EuGH vom 14.10.2004 in der Rechtssache C-36/02, Omega Spielhallen und Automatenaufstellungs-GmbH, Zeitschrift für Europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht (EuZW) 2004, pp. 755-757 (case-note)
3. Book Review: Immunity from Jurisdiction: Complicated and Getting More So, Book Review of Lüke, Monika: Die Immunität staatlicher Funktionsträger, Nomos Verlag 2000, in: Criminal Law Forum 14 (2003), pp. 221-224
4. Book Review, Cole/West: The Rights of Self-Determination of Peoples and ist Application to Indigeneous Peoples in the USA – The Mueller-Wilson Report, in: Archiv des Völkerrecht (AVR) 41 (2003), p. 427-28
5. Terrorismus und freier Kapitalverkehr, Gastkommentar in EuZW 2002, p. 353 (guest editorial)
6. Bearbeitung der Stichworte Subjektives Öffentliches Recht, Bill of Rights, Baurecht, Haager Landkriegsordnung, Haager Friedenskonferenz, Römische Verträge, Stiftung des öffentlichen Rechts, Körperschaft des öffentlichen Rechts, Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts, Konkrete Normenkontrolle, Abstrakte Normenkontrolle, Verfassungsbeschwerde, Amtseid, Amtshilfe, Benachteiligungsverbot in: Graf Westphalen/Sommer, Staatsbürgerlexikon: Staat, Politik, Recht und Verwaltung in Deutschland und der Europäischen Union, R. Oldenbourg Verlag, München/Wien, 1998
7. UnCover – Aufsatzdatenbank für international arbeitende Juristen, in: JurPC 1996,
Heft 9, pp. 360-365
8. Gemeinschaftsrecht bricht nationales Recht? – Anmerkungen zum Verhältnis von Gemeinschaftsrecht und nationalem Recht und zum Verhältnis von EuGH und BVerfG, in: Hanns Martin Schleyer Stiftung (Hrsg.), Europäische Integration – Schon eine “Union des Rechts”? Zwischen Erfolgsbilanz und Balanceverlust (Forschungsergebnisse im Überblick – Ein Almanach junger Wissenschaftler, V. Kongress “Junge Juristen und Wirtschaft”, Essen, 29.-31. Mai 1996), p. 34-35
9. Anmerkung zum Urteil des EuGH vom 16.12.1993 in der Rechtssache C-334/92, Teodoro Wagner Miret/Fondo de Garantía Salarial, in: Zeitschrift für Europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht (EuZW) 1994, p. 184 (case-note)

D. Academic Activities (Conference Presentations, Seminars, Talks, Intensive Teaching) since coming to Australia in June 2006

23.2.2015: ‘Climate Change and Human Rights – Some Critical Remarks’, presented at International Conference on Public Policy, Global Governance and Security organized by the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy, the Jindal Global Law School and the Sir Walter Murdoch School of Public policy and International Affairs at OP Jindal University, India
24.1.2015: ‘Human Rights and Climate Change’, presented at conference/colloquium in honour of Georg Ress at the Europa-Institute of Saarland University
2.6 to 7.6.2014: Visit to Indonesia and presentations on “What is wrong with Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in Free Trade Agreements? At Pelita Harapan University – School of Law in Jakarta, at Pelita Harapan University in Surabaya and at Gadjah Mada University School of Law in Yogyakarta, Indonesia
9.7.2013: ‘The Accession of the European Union to the European Convention on Human Rights’, presented at the workshop “The Judicial Dialogue between the European Court of Human Rights and the Domestic Courts” on 9 July 2013, Faculty of Law, University of Macerata, Italy
30.8.2013: Recent Developments in International Trade, presented at a Murdoch University event in Singapore for alumni and interested practitioners as a continuing professional education seminar
19. to 21.1.2015, Intensive Lecture (16 hrs), EU Common Market Law, Europa-Institute, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
8.10.2014: Recent Developments in International Trade, presented at a Murdoch University event in Singapore for alumni and interested practitioners as a continuing professional education seminar
3.12. to 5.12.2013, Intensive Lecture (16 hrs), EU Common Market Law, Europa-Institute, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
20.9.2012: Lectures (6 hrs.) on ‘Fundamental Principles of EU-Law’, ‘The Council of Europe & the European Court of Human Rights’ and ‘Legal Framework: Constitutionalism & The European Court of Justice’ in the context of an intensive masters course ‘The European Union: Regional Integration in Comparative Perspective’ (EURO8003), ANU – Centre for European Studies
2.2 to 7.2.2012, Intensive Lecture (16 hrs), EU Common Market Law, Europa-Institute, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
23.1 to 31.1.2012, Jacobs University Bremen, Intensive Course (45 hrs) ‘Introduction to Law’
26.9 – 30.9.2011: Intensive course on Public International Law (LAW365) at Murdoch University, School of Law
21.9.2011: Lectures on ‘Fundamental Principles of EU-Law’, ‘The Council of Europe & the European Court of Human Rights’ and ‘Legal Framework: Constitutionalism & The European Court of Justice’ in the context of an intensive masters course ‘The European Union: Regional Integration in Comparative Perspective’ (EURO8003), ANU – Centre for European Studies
29.7.2011, Bond University, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia on ‘Globalisation, the Global Financial Crises and the Reinvention of the State’: “The EU and the Member States: Germany and Supranationalism in Times of Financial Crises”
21.7.2011, Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL); 2011 National Administrative Law Forum on “Democracy, Participation and Administrative Law”, Canberra: “The Use of Electronic Devises under German Electoral Law”
23.6.2011, Talk on ‘Constitutionalism and the Rule of Law in Germany – The Role of the German Constitutional Court’ as part of the conference ‘Comparative Constitutionalism: Constitutional Reform and Democratic Developments in Thailand, Sukhotai Thammathirat Open University, Bangkok, Thailand
14.2.2011: Talk on ‘German Constitutionalism in its European Context’ as part of a conference at the ANU on ‘Reappraising the Judicial Role – European and Australian Comparative Perspectives’; the conference included a book launch of Bröhmer/Hill (eds.), ‘The German Basic Law after 60 Years – Leading Decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany in the Area of Fundamental Rights Protection’
10.1.2011 to 18.1.2011, Jacobs University Bremen, Intensive Course  (45 hrs) ‘Introduction to Law’
6.12.2010: Talk on ‘New Developments in German Constitutional Law’ as part of a colloquium and book launch of Bröhmer/Hill (eds.), ‘The German Basic Law after 60 Years – Leading Decisions of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany in the Area of Fundamental Rights Protection’
29.9. und 30.9.2010: Lectures on ‘Fundamental Principles of EU-Law’, ‘The Council of Europe & the European Court of Human Rights’ and ‘Legal Framework: Constitutionalism & The European Court of Justice’ in the context of an intensive masters course ‘The European Union: Regional Integration in Comparative Perspective’ an der Australian National University – Centre for European Studies
22/23.7.2010: Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL); 2010 National Administrative Law Forum – “Delivering Administrative Justice”: “Administrating the Delivery of Justice – The Tribulations of the European Court of Human Rights”
6.6.2010 to 18.6.2010: Management Development Program (MDP 2010), Harvard University, Graduate School of Education
23.4.2010: Mainz Media Forum, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany: ‘Australian Media Law – Issues and Trends’
20/21.4.2010: Union University, Faculty of Law, Belgrade, Serbia: ‘Freedom of Communication under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights’
25/26.1.2010 (and 14/15.4.2010): Europa-Institute, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, Intensive Course ‘Internal Market Law of the European Union’ for post-graduate LL.M. students (16 hrs on 4 days)
22.1.2010: Europa-Institute, School of Law, Saarland University, Saarbrücken Germany, Colloquium in Honor of Georg Ress: ‘The Debate on Human Rights Protection in Australia’
21.1.2010, Faculty of Law, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany: ‘Die „Offene Methode der Koordinierung“ als Politikgestaltungsinstrument in der Europäischen Union – Einordnung und Bewertung’ [The Open Method of Coordination as a Governance Instrument in the European Union – A Critical Assessment]
11/1 to 18/1/2010, Jacobs University Bremen, Intensive Course  (45 hrs) ‘Introduction to Law’
9.11.2009: Contemporary European Research Center (CERC), Melbourne University: ‘The Democratic Deficit of the European Union – The Decision of the German Constitutional Court on the Treaty of Lisbon’
16.10.2009: Bond University, Gold Coast: ‘Approaching the Law – Differences and Communalities of the Civil and Common Law Systems’
5.10.2009: University of Lausanne, Switzerland: ‘Federalism in Germany and Australia’
3.10.2009: 2nd European-Australasian Lawyers Conference, Humboldt-University, Berlin, 1 to 3 October 2009: ‘Australian Federalism: Issues and Challenges’
23.9.2009: University of New Mexico, School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA: ‘Federalism in Germany and Australia – Money Talks’
28.-30.8.2009: The University of Canterbury, The Armed Forces Law Association of New Zealand and the New Zealand Centre for Public Law, Human Rights and the Military – A Duty to Protect?, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand: ‘War and the European Convention on Human Rights’
22./23.5.2009: 60 Years Deutsches Grundgesetz – The German Constitution Turns 60: 1. ‘The Federal Element of the German Republic – Issues and Developments’ (22.5.2009); 2. ‘The Legislative and Executive Branch vs. The Constitutional Court and The Judiciary – Conflict or Cooperation?’ (23.5.2009)
12.12.2008: Wissenschaftliches Kolloquium der früheren Mitarbeiter und Weggefährten zu Ehren von Werner Meng aus Anlass seines 60. Geburtstages; Öffentliches Recht, Völkerrecht und Europarecht: ‘Die Rezeption internationalen Rechts in Australien [The Reception of International Law in Australia]’
10/7 to 12/7/2008, The Future of Federalism (organized by Queensland University and the Law Council of Australia), Paper given on ‘Federalism – A European Union Perspective’
30/5/2008, Contemporary European Research Center (CERC), Melbourne University, Chair of Session 2, New Perspectives on EU-Australia Relations in the 21st Century
9/5/2008: Europe Day, UNE, Faculty of Art & Sciences, School of Arts, Presentation on ‘Constitutional History of European Integration’
1/5 to 3/5/2008, 14th ASEAN ISIS Colloquium on Human Rights (Manila, Philippines) – Towards Implementing the Human Rights Provisions in the ASEAN Charter: Views from Human Rights Advocates, Paper given on ‘Managing ‘Docket-Tsunamis’ at the European Court of Human Rights – Pilot-Proceedings and the Reforms of the 14th Protocol to the European Convention on Human Rights’
21/1 to 28/1/2008, Jacobs University Bremen, intensive course  (45 hrs) ‘Introduction to Law’
5-10/11/2007: Europa-Institute, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, Intensive Course ‘Internal market Law of the European Union’ for post-graduate LL.M. students (16 hrs on 4 days)
9-11/10/2007, Fifth Conference of Asian Constitutional Court Judges, “Standards for Constitutional Review in Safeguarding Civil, Political and Socio-Economic Rights”, 09 – 11 October 2007, Seoul, Republic of Korea (Discussant in and Chairing of several sessions)
18-20/10/2007, Constitutional Experiences in Federal Polities – Problems of Political Legitimacy in a Transatlantic Perspective, An international symposium directed by the Texas A&M University and the ASKO EUROPE-FOUNDATION, October 18th -20th 2007, at the College of Liberal Arts, Texas A&M University
23-26/9/2007: ALTA Conference, Perth. Title of paper given: “Quo Vadis Europe? The Constitutionalization of the European Union After the Failed Referenda in France and The Netherlands and After the Brussels European Council of 21/22 June 2007”
4-5/5/2007, 14th ASEAN ISIS Colloquium on Human Rights (Manila, Philippines) – A Regional Human Rights Mechanism as an Imperative for Building an ASEAN Security Community, Manila, Philippines, Paper given on “Regional Human Rights Mechanisms in Other Regions – Europe and the ECHR”
1/4 to 4/4/2007, Global Finance Conference 2007 (organized by La Trobe University); paper given on “The Free Movement of Capital in the European Union and the Problem of “Golden Shares” and Similar Instruments” (to be published in the next issue of the Journal “Law in Context”
2/3 and 3/3/2007, International Australian and European Lawyers Conference, Law Council of Australia, Canberra (conference participation)
January 2007, International University Bremen (now Jacobs University Bremen), intensive course (8 days, 45 hrs) “Introduction to Law”
December 2006: Europa-Institute, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany, Intensive Course “Internal market Law of the European Union” for post-graduate LL.M. students (16 hrs on 6 days)
13/10/2006, ANU – National Europe Center, Public Seminar: The Relationship between the EU and the ECHR – The Bosphorus Case of the ECHR
14/8/2006, Waikato Law School, Hamilton, NZ, Lecture: The Relationship between the EU and the ECHR – The Bosphorus Case of the ECHR