Professor Dr.

Mehrdad Payandeh, LL.M.

Chair of Public Law II – International Law, European Law and Public Law


Jungiusstr. 6, 20355 Hamburg, Germany

Tel.: +49 40 3 07 06 – 201
Fax: +49 40 3 07 06 – 235
E-Mail: mehrdad.payandeh(at)

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Research focus

International Law (in particular International Human Rights Law, Law on the Use of Force and Law of the United Nations), European Constitutional Law, Relationship between Domestic Law and International Law, Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory, the Third Branch (in particular Constitutional Courts and International Courts).


Mehrdad Payandeh holds the Chair for International Law, European Law and Public Law at Bucerius Law School. Born in Tehran in 1978 he studied law at Heinrich-Heine-University of Düsseldorf. After passing the First State Exam he worked as a research assistant at the Chair for International Law, European Law and German and Foreign Public Law at Heinrich-Heine-University. In 2008, he finished his doctoral thesis in international law, and in 2009 passed the Second State Exam, after a legal clerkship that took him to the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations in New York, Hengeler Mueller, as well as the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany. After obtaining an LL.M. at Yale Law School he returned to Heinrich-Heine-University as a research assistant and from 2012 until 2016 he worked there as a Junior Professor for International Law and Public Law. In 2016 he finished his habilitation with a thesis in constitutional law, before joining Bucerius Law School. Since 2020 Professor Payandeh is a member of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination of the United Nations.