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Toni Kedzo

Toni Kedzo grew up in Aachen and eventually moved to Cologne after graduating from high school to study law with a focus on criminology, juvenile criminal law and law enforcement. During his studies, he worked as a student assistant in the law seminar. He passed the First State Examination in September 2019 and has been a research assistant and doctoral student at the Institute for Eastern European Law and Comparative Law and the Academy for European Human Rights Protection, respectively, which was founded during this time, since January 2020.

In addition to research work, he is interested in international (legal) policy developments within prison law and human rights protection in this field. Besides academia, he spends his time with music, cooking, good espresso and philosophising with fellow human beings.

Areas of research

  • European Human Rights Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Penology
  • Criminal Etiology
  • Sanction Research

Current research project

Currently, Toni Kedzo works on his dissertation on the topic "The resocialization concept of the ECHR".


Toni Kedzo
PhD candidate