The Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation is directed by Prof. Dr. Sebastian Heselhaus


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.

Sarah Kehl

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.