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Zysset, Alain

Lecturer in Public Law

University of Glasgow, School of Law, United Kingdom


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Law

Cohort(s): 2015/2016

Ph.D. Institution

University of Friburg, Switzerland


I defended my doctoral dissertation in Law (summa cum laude) in December 2013 at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland), with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). I then received an Early Postdoctoral Mobility fellowship from the SNSF (2014-2015), hosted at the Cluster of Excellence ‘Normative Orders’ located at the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main.
Prior to my doctoral duties, I studied at the University of Lausanne (BA in Philosophy and History), the London School of Economics (MSc in Philosophy and Public Policy), the Graduate Institute Geneva (MA in International History and Politics) and at the University of Toronto (LL.M.). In 2012, I spent a term at the Department of Philosophy at the University of Arizona as a visiting scholar. In 2015, I spent a term at the Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto as a visiting professor.

At the EUI, I will work on the publication of my doctoral thesis (under contract with Routledge). I specialize in the philosophy of international law with an emphasis on human rights theory. My book is an attempt to place the practice of the European Court of Human Rights in broader debates on the foundations of human rights. I also work on the connection between legal and moral pluralism, human rights and democracy and I have a nascent interest in the philosophy of international criminal law.
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