24 July 2020

New visitor at iCourts - Raphael Oidtmann

05.08.20 – 26.08.20

Raphael joined Mannheim Law School as a lecturer and research fellow in 2015.

He holds master’s degrees in politics (MA 2012; Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz), international and comparative law (MCL 2014; University of Mannheim/University of Adelaide) and international relations (MSt 2017; University of Cambridge).

He is an alumnus of the Hague Academy of International Law (2012) and currently an external PhD candidate at the Institute of Political Science at Goethe University Frankfurt (supervised by Professor Nicole Deitelhoff). In addition therewith, he is an associate fellow at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (‘Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung’).

Besides serving in various capacities at the University of Mannheim, Raphael also held appointments as a research fellow at the Chair for Public Law, International and European Law, Media Law (Professor Dieter Dörr) at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and as a visiting researcher at the Center for Comparative Constitutional Studies (CCCS) at the University of Melbourne and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. His principal teaching and research interests pertain to (general) international law, international criminal law, the history of international law, human rights and the law of armed conflict as well as international relations theory and history, geopolitics, international security studies and European Union integration. In particular, he is interested in the interplay of international law and international relations in these areas. Recently, his research has thus focussed on (1) the actorness qualities of international institutions (in particular international (criminal) courts and tribunals, (2) the securitization of global health and its ramifications for contemporary international law as well as (3) questions of implementing and maintaining (international criminal) jurisdiction in areas of limited statehood (such as the High Seas, the Arctic or Antarctica).