Fredrik von Bothmer, Germany

Fred comes to Fletcher from the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law as Visiting Doctoral Researcher. At NYU he worked on his doctoral thesis focusing on the legality of autonomous weapon systems (AWS) that he conducts at the University of Saint Gallen in Switzerland. He is the recipient of a doctoral scholarship within the Graduate School ‘Contours of a New World Order’.

He studied law with a specialization in Public International and EU Law in Munich, Geneva, The Hague and Stellenbosch. He holds a German law degree and a position as part time lecturer in EU and Public International Law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU).

He has worked at the Institute for Public International Law at the LMU, the UN division of the German Foreign Office in Berlin, and the Permanent Mission of Germany to the UN in Geneva as well as the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

While pursuing the LL.M. in International Law at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Fred wants to strengthen his knowledge in law and technology. His special focus is on emerging technologies’ impact on the law of armed conflict.

Fred is a passionate sailor. He has crossed the Atlantic Ocean twice on a sailing yacht.


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