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Faculty of Law Prof. Dr. Tilmann Altwicker


Selected Invited Talks (English only)

  1.  Winning Arguments About Rights: An Empirical Analysis of Argument Construction at the European Court of Human Rights (1st Conference European Society for Empirical Legal Studies, Warsaw School of Economics, 26.9.2023)
  2. Governance by Data in the EU (International Conference: The Rule of Law in the Enforcement of EU law: Shortcomings and future standards, Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg, University of Heidelberg, June 23, 2023) 
  3. Learning Interpretation: A ML-Approach to Legal Interpretation Classification (UZH Brown Bag Lunch in Legal Data Science, March 16, 2023, together with Andrej Ilievski) 
  4. Legal Scholarship in the Age of Data: How can Legal Scholarship Benefit from Data Science? (Max Planck Law | Tech | Society, online, January 23, 2023)
  5. Access to International Justice (A2IJ): Analyzing the Quality of Decision-Making on the Admissibility of Human Rights Complaints (Swiss National Science Foundation, December 1, 2022) 
  6. Objectives and Work Areas of the CLDS (Inaugural Event) (University of Zurich, November 7, 2022)
  7. Panel chair, Socio-Economic Inequalities, International Conference: Contested Equality: International and Comparative Legal Perspectives (University of Zurich, 20 October 2022) 
  8. Human Rights Interpretation – A Data Science Perspective (Law Faculty, University of Zurich, 17 October 2022)
  9. Measuring Access to International Human Rights Adjudication: Mapping a Quantitative Approach (Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, 1 December 2021)
  10. Legal Data Science: Concept, Applications, and Challenges (Law Faculty, University of Zurich, 14 June 2021)
  11. Comment on: Francisco Peña Díaz, “LGBTI People in an Age of Backsliding Democracy: Where Did the “Respect for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms” Go?” (Back to Beginnings: Revisiting the Preambles of European Treaties, 4th Conference of Young European Law Scholars, YELS 2021, University of Zurich, 21 May 2021).
  12. "No Pardon for Chemical Weapons", UZH-i Lecture: Sustainability Now! (Panel discussion with, among others, Paul Walker (Alternative Nobel Prize 2013), University of Zurich, 20 May 2021). Podcast
  13. Social Justice and the Interpretation of International Human Rights Law (Glasginburgh 2021 Conference: International Law and Distribution, Glasgow Centre for International Law & Security, 13 May 2021).
  14. Comment on: International standards for national environmental liability norms – obstacles and potential for the development of a transnational environmental standard of care (Workshop organized by Kirsten Schmalenbach, Peter Gailhofer, Online, 22 April 2021).
  15. Social Justice and the Judicial Interpretation of International Equal Protection Law (Fletcher School, Tufts University, 19 March 2021).
  16. Social Justice and the Judicial Interpretation of International Equal Protection Law (Max Planck Institut für Ausländisches Öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht, Research Seminar Prof. A. Peters, 9 March 2021).
  17. Computational Analysis of International Law: Promises and Problems (Research Seminar at the School of Economics and Political Science, Universität St. Gallen, 10 December 2019). Link
  18. Extraterritorial Obligations in the History of Ideas (Conference: Extraterritorial Human Rights Obligations in the Age of Reemerging Nationalism – Are they really justified? Universität Zürich, 21 November 2019). Program (PDF, 6 MB)
  19. International Legal Theory in the Era of Digitalization (Conference: After Abstraction – Intellectual Thought in International Law, Interest Group on International Legal Theory & Philosophy, Queen Mary/University of London, 17–18 October 2019). Program (PDF, 168 KB)Slides (PDF, 18 KB)
  20. Challenges of the Datification of Law, Anglo-German Dialogue on Fundamental Principles of Criminal Justice (University of Zurich, 5 April 2019). Slides (PDF, 713 KB)
  21. International Legal Scholarship and the Challenge of Digitalization (8th Annual Cambridge International Law Journal Conference: New Technologies: New Challenges for Democracy in International Law, University of Cambridge, 20./21. March 2019). Link Slides (PDF, 349 KB) Presentation
  22. Non-Universal Arguments in International Human Rights Adjudication (14th Annual Conference of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), University of Manchester, 14 September 2018).
  23. Pain and Suffering Damages in Complex Human Rights Cases: An Empirical Analysis Under the European Convention of Human Rights (Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Europe (CELSE) 2018, University of Leuven, 1 June 2018).
  24. Hard Interpretive Choices: Legal Interpretation and Judicial Decision Making Processes under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) (European University Institute (EUI), 6 April 2018).
  25. International Legal Scholarship and the Challenges of Digitalization (European University Institute, EUI, 5 April 2018).
  26. Transnational Public Authority: Concept, Rival Conceptions, and Legal Problems, International Closing Conference of the Collaborative Research Center (SFB) 700: Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood – New Modes of Governance?, Free  University Berlin, 23 June 2017
  27. Measuring Violations of Human Rights
    1. 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS 2016), Duke Law School, Durham, North Carolina, 19 November 2016.
    2. German Law and Economics Association, Annual Meeting, Budapest, 21 July 2016, with S. Altwicker-Hámori.
    3. Conference on Empirical Legal Studies in Europe (CELSE) 2016, Society for Empirical Legal Studies, University of Amsterdam, 21 June 2016.
  28. Hard Interpretive Choices & Non-Pecuniary Damage under the European Convention on Human Rights – An Empirical Analysis under the European Convention on Human Rights (ETH Zürich, Center for Law & Economics, 14 March 2016).
  29. A Quantitative Analysis of Compliance With Judgments by the European Court of Human Rights (ETH Zürich, Seminar for Statistics, Course in Applied Statistics, Workshop, 25 January 2016).
  30. Transnationalization of Public Security Law and Human Rights: Mapping a Normative Framework (Working Group of Young Scholars in International Law, International Conference “The Transnational in International Law”, University of Bremen, 25–27 March 2015). 
  31. Non-Military Aspects of Cybersecurity and International Law (4th Forum “European Security”, German Police University Münster, 21 November 2014).
  32. Switzerland (“Shifting the Convention System: Counter-dynamics at the National Level“, University of Antwerp, 30–31 October 2014). 
  33. Spinoza’s Normative Sociology of International Law (1st meeting of authors, Cluster Book Project “System and Order in International Law”, University of Frankfurt, 25–26 July 2014).
  34. How is Progress Constructed in International Legal Scholarship? (EJIL: Live! European University Institute (EUI), Florence, 18 June 2014). Link
  35. What is Transnational Counter-Terrorism Law-Making? (International Law Forum, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 10 June 2014).
  36. Implementing the ECHR in the Contracting Parties of the ECHR – A Comparative Introduction (University of Belgrade, The European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms as an Instrument of European Public Order, 16–17 November 2012). 
  37. Super-Legality Crisis and Common Constitutional Grammar – Constitutionalism under the European Convention on Human Rights (University of Basel, Meeting of the Swiss-German-French Public International Lawyers 2013, Young Researchers Section, 23–25 October 2012).
  38. Global Constitutionalism and the Concept of Progress (Eötvös Loránd University  Budapest / Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Budapest, 26 January 2012).
  39. The European Convention on Human Rights as Default Constitution? (Andrássy University, Budapest, 11 May 2011).