Prof. Dr. iur. Matthias Mahlmann

University of Zurich

Treichlerstrasse 10
CH-8032 Zürich, Switzerland
Office DOL F21 (Prof. Mahlmann)
Office DOL F20, DOL F22 (research associates) 
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Tel: +41 (0)44 634 15 84/86/69
Fax: +41 (0)44 634 43 91
Email (secretariat):

During the semester we can be contacted via telephone from Mon - Fri, 10-12 a.m.

Information on academic courses

Seminar FS 2020

High-tech, Poverty, ‘Untouchables’ and Democracy for a Billion: The Constitution of India and Constitutionalism in the Global South
Further information

Recent publications / varia

«Es wird nicht bestraft, was man denkt, sondern was man tut»

Interview on the anti-racism law with Prof. Mahlmann, in: Beobachter, 30.01.2020

Selbstbestimmung im deutschen Grundgesetz

Guest commentary by Prof. Mahlmann, in: Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 12.09.2018

Demokratie ohne Rechtsstaat?

Blog article by Prof. Mahlmann,in: Geschichte der Gegenwart, 05.09.2018



Conference "Remaking the UK Constitution: Politics and Process" 

Prof. Matthias Mahlmann was invited as a speaker and panellist at the "Conference on Remaking the UK Constitution: Politics and Process", organised by the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights (University of Oxford), 22./23.02.2019.  

Conference flyer

Presentation and panel discussion (session 4: The flexibility of a new constitution)

Hedi Fritz-Niggli Visiting Professor at the University of Zurich

Prof. Martha C. Nussbaum (University of Chicago) was the Hedi Fritz-Niggli Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Zurich, in December 2018.

Prof. Martha C. Nussbaum, 19.12.2018: "Anger, Powerlessness, and the Politics of Blame"

SVRSP Rousseau Lectures 2017

The first SVRSP Rousseau Lectures were held on November 15-17, 2017 at the University of Zurich. Prof. John Mikhail (Georgetown University) gave a two-part lecture on "The Sense of Justice, Private Interest, and Public Duty in the Age of Trump".

Podcast Lecture I - 15.11.2017

Podcast Lecture II - 16.11.2017


Further Information

Tagesgespräch "Flüchtlingskrise und Menschenwürde"