The Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation is directed by Prof. Dr. Martina Caroni and Prof. Dr. Sebastian Heselhaus
Director Professor Dr. Martina Caroni, LLM
Prof. Dr. Martina Caroni, LLM (Yale) is a leading expert in Human Rights and Migration Law. She was educated at the University of Berne and Yale Law School. She was awarded the prestigious Walter Hug prize for her doctoral dissertation in 1999. Prof. Caroni is Director of the Research Centre for Human Rights in Southeast Asia and leads a project on undocumented migrants in the National Center of Competence in Research NCCR - on the move. Prof. Caroni‘s expertise extends to the fields of Migration Law, International Public Law, International Human Rights Law, International Humanitarian Law and Public Law. Prof. Caroni has taught and published extensively on these subjects. Prof. Caroni has also taught classes and courses at Universities and Summer Schools in Brazil, Lithuania, China and Vietnam. In October 2015 Prof. Caroni was appointed a Director of the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation. In the Lucerne Academy 2017 she will be teaching the class Human Rights and Transnational Corporations.
Director Professor Dr. Sebastian Heselhaus, M.A.
Prof. Dr. Sebastian Heselhaus is a specialist in Human Rights Law. He is co-editor of one of the first commentaries on the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union. He teaches Comparative Human Rights Law and is supervisor of prominent moot courts such as the René Cassin Moot Court on the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Law Moot Court. Further fields of expertise of Prof. Heselhaus are Environmental Law and Energy Law. He is co-founder and Managing Director of the Center for Law and Sustainability at the University of Lucerne and Task Coordinator in the Swiss Competence Center on Energy Research (SCCER) CREST. Prof. Heselhaus has taught various courses in the UK, the USA and Lithuania. In October 2015 Prof. Heselhaus was appointed a Director of the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation. In the Lucerne Academy he will be teaching an introductory class on human rights protection comparing major international human rights treaties.
Associate Director Sarah Kehl, MLaw
Sarah Kehl is the Associate Director of the Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation. Prior to taking up her current position, she obtained her Bachelor and Master Law degree from the University of Lucerne and graduated in 2015. During her studies, she attended an exchange semester at Nottingham Trent University, Great Britain. She also spent a few months in Argentina and France. In addition to her studies she worked as a research assistant at the Competence Center Management and Law at “High School for Economic Studies” in Lucerne from 2013-2015. After a one year internship at the legal department of a public administration, Ms. Kehl was a researcher for Prof. Dr. Sebastian Heselhaus at the University of Lucerne and contributed to the research project SCCER CREST (Swiss Competence Center for Research in Energy, Society and Transition) in the field of energy transition. Currently, Ms. Kehl is a PhD candidate at the University of Lucerne supervised by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Heselhaus. She is working on her dissertation in the scientific area of International Law specializing in Human Rights Law.