Benedikt Behlert*

Ruhr University Bochum



Received Sylff fellowship in 2018.
FR: Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
TO: Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (Switzerland)

Academic supervisor: Prof. Dr. Pierre Thielbörger, M.PP. (Harvard)

Current affiliation:
Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr University Bochum

Awards and Grants:
since 2019, Doctoral Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation;
since 2018, Member of the Mikrokolleg "Forced Migration" at Ruhr University Bochum;
2018, SYLFF PhD fellowship

11/2016: RUB Student Award for the best thesis of the Law Faculty
09/2015-04/2016: Participation in Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, German National 3rd Place, German National Best Oralist 3rd Place, Advanced Rounds Team in International Rounds in Washington, D.C., final ranking: 29th out of more than 550.
10/2015-09/2017: Scholarship of the German National Scholarship Program

Social Engagement:
I have always been passionate about motivating other people. In my hometown, I have been the musical director of a youth choir with more than 150 participants for three years. Furthermore, I was a coach of the 2017 Jessup Moot Court team at our faculty where I tried  to pass on my passion for international law to younger students.

As a member of the student refugee aid of the Ruhr University, it is important for me to help create a welcoming atmosphere for people fleeing to Germany.

Together with my colleagues in the SYLFF Mikrokolleg on Forced Migration, I organize public discussions to raise awareness of the problems revolving around Forced Migration that we as young scholars are concerned with.

Born in 1993, I attended the St. Ursula Gymnasium Dorsten from 2003 to 2012 and graduated with the Abitur. From 2012 to 2017, I studied law at Ruhr University Bochum (RUB) and since the beginning of 2018, I have been a PhD student at the Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) at RUB. My PhD project deals with the relationship of international human rights law and national adminsitrative law and the implications of this relationship for the asylum procedure.

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