Dr. Moritz Baumgärtel is Assistant Professor at UCR and at the Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance of Utrecht University. Baumgärtel holds degrees from the Université libre de Bruxelles (PhD 2016), the University of Cambridge (MPhil 2012) and Utrecht University (LLM 2012, BA 2010). In recent years, Baumgärtel has been a lecturer at Tilburg Law School and has held visiting positions at the law schools of the University of Michigan, Duke University, and the University of Copenhagen.
Baumgärtel’s research concerns the human rights of vulnerable migrants such as refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants. As a senior researcher of the Cities of Refuge project, he is currently focusing on the international legal obligations and policy initiatives of cities and local governments in the migration domain. Baumgärtel is the author of the Cambridge University Press monograph Demanding Rights: Europe's Supranational Courts and the Dilemma of Migrant Vulnerability (2019). He also has an interest in the proliferation of international courts and regimes which extends to the areas of transitional justice and has published articles on the theorization of order and hierarchy in a globalized international system.
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