Forowicz, Magdalena


Federal Department of Justice and Police, Switzerland


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2010/2011

Ph.D. Institution

University of Zurich, Switzerland


I hold a Ph.D. (summa cum laude) in International Human Rights Law from the University of Zurich. My dissertation on the reception of international law in the European Court of Human Rights will be published this year by the Oxford University Press in their series ‘International Courts and Tribunals’.
The quality of my research has been recognised recently by the Law Department of the University of Zurich, which awarded me the prize for the best Ph.D. this year. My advisor for this project was Professor Dr. Helen Keller.
I am involved in a research project initiated by Dr. Elizabeth Lambert-Abdelgawad (University of Strasbourg) on the defence of claimants before the European Court of Human Rights. Together with Professor Dr. Helen Keller and Dr. Lorenz Engi, I am currently finishing a book on friendly settlements before the European Court of Human Rights.
My articles have been published by the Leiden Journal of International Law and the Heidelberg Journal of International Law. As part of a collaborative endeavour, I have also published a report in the Finnish Yearbook of International Law.
My research interests mainly concern human rights law, alternative dispute resolution, employment law, constitutional law as well as fragmentation of International and European law.

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