14 March 2019

Cornelius Wiesener joining PACTA project at iCourts

Cornelius WiesenerThe Law Faculty welcomes Cornelius Wiesener as a new postdoctoral research fellow at iCourts from 1 March. He will join the project on Public Administration and Computational Transparency in Algorithms – PACTA, led by Prof. Henrik Palmer Olsen (Vice-Dean). PACTA’s overall aim is to contribute new, research-based knowledge about how algorithmic decision-making can be implemented in public administration without undermining the legality of administrative procedures or eroding public trust in the authorities using such technology.

Cornelius holds a B.A. in International Relations (Dresden), an LL.M. in Peace Operations, Humanitarian Law and Conflict (Galway) and an LL.M. in Comparative, European and International Laws (EUI Florence). His Ph.D. in Law – supervised by Prof. Martin Scheinin (EUI Florence) and defended in 2015 – examined the application and interplay of humanitarian law and human rights law in peace operations, with a particular focus on the use of force. At iCourts, Cornelius will continue to conduct research on the international legal framework applicable to military operations, in addition to his role in PACTA.

Throughout his career, Cornelius has been affiliated with a broad range of different institutions, including the Royal Danish Defence College, the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict in Bochum, the Amsterdam Centre for International Law, as well as the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR).

In addition to his research position at iCourts, Cornelius will continue his coordinator role at CeBIL during its building-up phase.