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Lorenz Wielenga

Lorenz Wielenga studied law at the University of Münster, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He majored in human rights protection, international law and comparative law. He also completed additional studies in Anglo-American common law. He is an alumnus of the German National Academic Foundation.

Lorenz worked as a student assistant for Prof. Dr. Petra Pohlmann at the Institute for International Business Law at the University of Münster. While working for the NGO "Advocates Abroad", he advised refugees in Athens on the asylum process. In 2021, he worked as campaign manager for the Bundestag candidacy of Federal Minister Svenja Schulze. Since January 2022, he has been a research assistant and doctoral student at the Academy for European Human Rights Protection at the University of Cologne. Lorenz is a Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law (AjV) member. In the spring of 2023, he was researching judicial review at the University of Oxford.

Areas of Research

  • European Human Rights Protection
  • International Law
  • Constitutional Law (Fundamental Rights Protection, Constitutional Courts, Separation of Powers, Comparative Constitutional Law)
  • Climate cases

Current research project

Currently, Lorenz Wielenga is researching climate jurisprudence in supreme courts. In particular, he is addressing the questions of whether specific features of climate cases in democratic states that have introduced judicial review lead to a shift of power in favor of the judiciary and whether selected supreme courts and constitutional courts address separation of powers concerns in their climate jurisprudence.

List of publications


Lorenz Wielenga
Research Assistant

Kerpener Str. 30
50937 Köln

Telephone +49 221 470-2095
E-mail lorenz.wielenga(at)