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Winter School & Public Opening and Closing Ceremonies der Cologne/Bonn Academy in Exile | 16.01.2023 - 19.01.2023

From January 16 to 19, 2023, a winter school on “The Future of Eastern Europe” will take place in Cologne and Bonn as an opening event of the CBA. 10 fellows of the CBA as well as Professors of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn involved in the CBA will discuss the Future of Eastern Europe from the perspectives of history, political science, law, culture and economics, among others.

The interested public is invited to attend the public opening of the winter school on January 16, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. in Cologne (Küpperstift library, Kerpener Str. 30, 50937 Cologne) and the public closing on January 19, 2023 at 18:00 p.m. (Room Lyra, Alte Sternwarte, Poppelsdorfer Allee 47, 53113 Bonn). Please register beforehand per email with

You can access the program here.

Book with Ms. Nußberger among the most important of the year according to DLF "Ausdruck"

The book "Osteuropa zwischen Mauerfall und Ukrainekrieg" with Prof. Dr. DDr. h.c.. Angelika Nußberger was awarded by Deutschlandfunk, in the podcast expression, as one of the most important books of the year 2022.

Listen to the entire podcast here.

Here you can get to the book.

Film screening "Persepolis" and discussion with Angelika Nußberger, Isabel Schayani and Reza Khabook

On 13 December 2022 from 13:00 to 15:30 we will watch the film "Persepolis" (English with German subtitles) in the reading room of the Küpperstift (Kerpener Str. 30, Cologne). This will be followed by a discussion in English with Professor Dr. Angelika Nußberger, the journalist Isabel Schayani and our research assistant Reza Khabook. The discussion will look at Iran's past, present and future through the lens of human rights and politics.

Due to limited seating, please register in advance at this link.

The event poster can be found here. We are looking forward to your coming!

AjV - Call for Abstracts

The Working Group for Young Scholars in Public International Law (AjV) organises a conference on "Progress and International Law - A Cursed Relationship?" at the University of Cologne between 22 and 23 September 2023. We are looking forward to your abstracts! Deadline is 16 January 2023. 

Angelika Nußberger attended a discussion about the cooperation between the Court of Justice and national and international courts

On November 17, 2022, the Director of the Academy for European Human Rights Protection,  Professor Dr Angelika Nussberger, participated in a panel discussion in Brussels. 

The future of the European Constitutional Court Network: Top representatives of the European Court Network discussed the relationship between the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ), the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) and national constitutional and supreme courts at the invitation of Bavaria's Minister of Justice Georg Eisenreich at the Bavarian Representation in Brussels on November 17, 2022.

On the podium, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Juliane Kokott, Advocate General at the ECJ, Prof. Dr. Peter M. Huber, Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court, Univ. Prof. DDr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Grabenwarter, President of the Austrian Constitutional Court, and Prof. Dr. DDr. h.c. Angelika Nußberger, former Vice President of the ECtHR. The event was moderated by the Bavarian Minister of Justice.

Judges' Talk with Robert Spano

The Academy for European Human Rights Protection will host a talk with Robert Spano, until recently acting President of the European Court of Human Rights, on 'Reflections on the Office of President of the European Court of Human Rights in Times of Crises - Adjudication, Management, Judicial Diplomacy' on 21 November at 6 pm as part of the Judges' Talk series. The event will take place in lecture hall A2 (Hörsaalgebäude, Universitätsstraße 35) in English. Prior registration is not necessary.

You can find the event poster here.

Statement of the Academy on the protests in Iran

Under the slogan "Women, Life, Freedom," civil society in Iran is defending basic human rights. As reported in the news, repressive measures against civil society have already lead to many injuries and deaths. Students are involved in the protests, universities are being closed. The "Academy for European Human Rights Protection" expresses its solidarity with those who peacefully protest and stand up for their universally recognized basic human rights.