Professor Dr. Paulina Starski, who received her habilitation at Bucerius Law School in February 2020 under Professor Dr. Axel Kämmerer was appointed Professor for Public Law and Global Governance at the University of Graz, Austria. Her future research projects include the rule of law crisis(es) in EU member states and the comparative constitutional analysis of open constitutionalism. In addition, Starski focuses on the protection of fundamental rights in Europe from the perspective of different internal logics of the ECJ, ECtHR and the national supreme courts as well as an examination of private law analogies in international law. In addition, Starski works as a substitute professor at the Albert-Ludwigs-University of Freiburg, Germany.
WHAT IS THE TOPIC OF THE HABILITAION?
In the context of her habilitation - "The Unwilling or Unable State as a Challenge to International Law" - Paulina Starski dealt with a fundamental problem of international law: What happens when states fail to fulfill obligations under international law or fail to meet certain normative expectations? The starting point was the practice of the right of self-defense against non-state actors. Starski intensively dealt with legislators and their ‘willingness‘ and ‘ability‘ in this framework.
TIME AT BUCERIUS LAW SCHOOL
Paulina Starski looks back on her academic career at Bucerius Law School with great pleasure: "My time as an undergraduate, doctoral and post-doctoral student at Bucerius Law School with Axel Kämmerer had a profound personal and academic impact on me. It is here that I discovered my passion for law and had broad room to develop."