Prof. Birgit Peters studied law at the Humboldt University, Berlin, Trier University and King’s College London (Master's degree, LL.M.) with a focus on International and European law. She completed her subject-specific foreign language course in Anglo-American Law at the University of Trier. In 2000, she represented Trier University in the national finals of the Philipp C. Jessup International Law Moot Court.
During her legal clerkship in Hamburg, Prof. Peters worked for the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (representing the Federal Republic of Germany before the European Courts), the European Commission (Directorate-General for Transport) and the Appeals Chamber of the Yugoslav Tribunal.
She completed her doctorate in 2008 on a topic of international law at the Humboldt University, Berlin with Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Christian Tomuschat. After her clerkship, she held post-doctoral positions at the Universities of Oslo (2010-2012), Bremen (2012-2013) and Münster (2012-2015). She then held a junior professorship position in the field of Public law, International law and European law at the Faculty of Law at the University of Rostock (2015-2020). Birgit Peters did her Habilitation in 2020 with a work on "Legitimation Through Public Participation?" at the University of Speyer under Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Karl-Peter Sommermann.
As of November 2021, Prof. Birgit Peters is a member of the 'Expertengruppe-Schweizer-Tiefenlager’ (https://www.escht.de/) working with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (https://www.bmuv.de/en/)
Prof. Dr. Birgit Peters
Born in Krefeld
Legal studies at Humboldt University, Berlin and Trier University
Subject-specific foreign language training in Anglo-American Law
First state examination for law in Berlin; Attended The Hague Academy of Public International Law
Studied for a Master of Laws (LL.M.) with a focus on International Law at King's College London, United Kingdom
Worked as a research assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr W. Heintschel von Heinegg, European University Viadrina Frankfurt, Brandenburg
Attained doctoral degree with the dissertation titled: “The Development of Customary International Law in the Jurisprudence of the ICJ and the International Criminal ad hoc Tribunals for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda” with Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Christian Tomuschat at Humboldt University of Berlin
Clerkship at the Hanseatischen Oberlandesgericht der Freien und Hansestadt in Hamburg, with assignments at the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia at the European Commission and the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Technology (BMWi), Berlin
Post doctoral position at the Norwegian Centre for Human Rights, University of Oslo, Norway
Working on the project 'Should States Ratify Human Rights Conventions?' together with Prof. D. Andreas Follesdal and Prof. Geir Ulfstein at the Norwegian Academy of Science, Oslo; www.cas.uio.no/research/0910humanrights/index.php
Research assistant and lecturer at Forschungsstelle für Europäisches Umweltrecht, University of Bremen with Prof. Sabine Schlacke
Temporary academic councilor at Institut für Umwelt und Planungsrecht, University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität) with Prof. Sabine Schlacke
Junior Professor of Public Law, in particular Public International Law and European Law, at the Faculty of Law at the University of Rostock
Cooperated on Pluricourts Project with Law Faculty at the University of Oslo together with Prof. Dr Andreas Follesdal and Prof. Dr Geir Ulfstein, Directors: www.jus.uio.no/pluricourts/english/
Habilitation at the University of Speyer with a work on: "Legitimation Through Public Participation? Public Participation in Administrative Procedures under the Influence of International and European law" with Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Karl-Peter Sommermann and Prof. Dr Dr h.c. Jan Ziekow as supervisors
Awarded the authorisation to teach (venia legendi) in the following subjects: Public Law, International Law, European Law, Rechtsvergleichung and Verwaltungswissenschaft.
From Oktober 2020
Professor of Public Law, in particular Public International Law and European Law, at Trier University
|From November 2021||Member of the 'Expertengruppe-Schweizer-Tiefenlager' (https://www.escht.de/) working with the Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (https://www.bmuv.de/en/)|
Detailed Curriculum Vitae of Prof Dr Peters.