Visiting Professor - Graz
Gerd Oberleitner
Camden Campus
609
217 N 5th St
Camden, NJ 08102

Gerd Oberleitner is a visiting associate professor of international law and UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at the University of Graz, Austria, and Deputy Director of the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy at the University of Graz. He also worked at the Office of the Legal Adviser of the Austrian Foreign Ministry.

  • Biography
Biography

Gerd Oberleitner is Associate Professor of International Law and UNESCO Chair in Human Rights and Human Security at the University of Graz, Austria, and Deputy Director of the European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy at the University of Graz. He holds a PhD in law and has served in the Office of the Legal Adviser of the Austrian Foreign Ministry from 1998 to 1999. He has worked in projects of the Austrian development co-operation in Uganda and The Gambia and (from 2002 to 2004) as Lecturer in Human Rights at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). He was a Visiting Fellow at the LSE’s Centre for the Study of Human Rights (2004-2007), Visiting Scholar at the European Inter-University Centre in Venice (2009) and the Centre d’études des politiques étrangères et de sécurité, Université du Quebéc à Montréal (2010) and Visiting Professor at the Universities of Prishtina (2010) and Ljubljana (2014-2016). He teaches in the European Master Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (Venice), the European Regional Master Programme in Democracy and Human Rights in South-East Europe (Sarajevo) and the Latin-American and Carribean Master Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (Buenos Aires). His publications include Global Human Rights Institutions: between Remedy and Ritual (Polity, 2007) and Human Rights in Armed Conflict: Law, Practice, Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2015).