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Photo: David Heyer

Frederic Kupsch

Frederic was born in Cologne and studied law at the University of Cologne since the summer semester 2015. After a staying abroad in Vilnius, Lithuania, he focused on International Public Law and European Law. During his studies, he won the Telders International Law Moot Court Competition as a member of the Cologne team. Frederic successfully completed his studies with the first state examination at the end of 2020. Frederic is an alumnus of the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and of the Kölner Gymnasial- und Stiftungsfonds. He discovered his interest in european human rights protection during his time in Vilnius. Since then, it accompanied him during his studies and work as a former student assistant at the Institute for Eastern European and Comparative Law.

In his free time, Frederic is passionate about sports, be it cycling, jogging or dancing, and he can relax on excursions to nature.

Areas of research

  • Human rights protection
  • Freedom of expression
  • Digital technologies and law
  • Constitutional law

Current research project

Right now Frederic is writing his doctoral thesis about the the "Liability of Social Networks for Unlawful Expressions under the ECHR and the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights - The Case Law of the ECtHR and the ECJ in the Mirror of State and Private (Self-)Regulation -" (working title)


Frederic Kupsch
Research Assistant

Telephone +49 221 470-2162
E-mail frederic.kupsch(at)