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Prof. Dr. Ulrike Müßig

Professor Ulrike Müßig

Ulrike Müßig has a unique international standing as an innovative legal historian. She served as Professeur invité at Paris II (Panthéon-Assas, 2019/20), as Advanced Grantee (ReConFort, 2014-18), is corresponding member of the Austrian and Andalusian Academy. Her works have been translated into Spanish, Russian, with a Chinese translation in preparation. In the digital humanities, her ReConFort open-access database and research blogare well known. Her commitment to support early career researchers affiliates her with the Polish National Science Centre, the Flemish FWO, and the graduate boards of Oxford and Cambridge. She has the privilege of living with her husband, and their two children.

Ulrike Müßig has a unique international standing as an innovative legal historian. She served as Professeur invité at Paris II (Panthéon-Assas, 2019/20), as Advanced Grantee (ReConFort, 2014-18), is corresponding member of the Austrian and Andalusian Academy. Her works have been translated into Spanish, Russian, with a Chinese translation in preparation. In the digital humanities, her ReConFort open-access database and research blogare well known. Her commitment to support early career researchers affiliates her with the Polish National Science Centre, the Flemish FWO, and the graduate boards of Oxford and Cambridge. She has the privilege of living with her husband, and their two children.

"My research interest covers human rights and their historical genesis, as well as constitutional history with a focus on the interdependencies between constitutional formation and discourses, both national and cross-border. In addition, I devote myself to the shared standards of European courts and on the historical foundations of the fair trial guarantee of the European Convention on Human Rights. The historical reasoning in international law in my recent monograph Reason and Fairness (Brill 2019) has been singled out for comment in the United Kingdom Supreme Court and in the European Court of Human Rights. I coedit various series and serve on international editorial boards."

‘Reconsidering Constitutional Formation’ EU project – Europe’s constitution needs communication

‘Reconsidering Constitutional Formation’ EU project – Europe’s constitution needs communication

As part of the “ReConFort” EU project, Passau’s legal historian Professor Ulrike Müßig worked together with an international research team to analyse constitutional debates in five European countries during the 18th and 19th centuries.

Video of the ERC-Project ReConFort

Research Stories

Why a historical functional reading of the European Convention on Human Rights matters more than ever in these days of commemorating the liberation of Auschwitz 75 years later. By Professor Ulrike Müßig

Europafahne vor dem Gebäude des Europäischen Parlaments in Brüssel

We took the EU elections and our key topic of 'Europe and Global Transformation' as an opportunity to discuss the subject with professors from all faculties.

"Der argumentative Einsatz des people's will gegen die Repräsentantinnen und Repräsentanten des Volkes trifft den britischen Parlamentarismus ins Mark", schreibt die Passauer Rechtshistorikerin Prof. Dr. Ulrike Müßig zum Brexit-Drama

The political discourse in Great Britain is shaking the foundations of British democracy. On common sense and fairness, two (forgotten?) British strengths. By Professor Ulrike Müßig

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