Jens T. Theilen

Jens Theilen


Research Associate

Coordination, "New Human Rights"


Westring 400, R.03.03c 
Phone: +49 431 880-1092
Fax: +49 431 880-1619

 

Curriculum Vitae

  • since Jan. 2016: Coordination of the project "New Human Rights for the 21st Century"
  • since Sept. 2014: Research and teaching assistant at the Walther Schücking Institute for International Law, University of Kiel (Prof. Dr. Andreas von Arnauld)
  • Oct.-Dec. 2017: Visiting research associate, Centre for European and International Legal Affairs and Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context, Queen Mary, University of London
  • Sept. 2014-Aug. 2016: Assistant editor of the Journal of International Peace and Organization (“Die Friedens-Warte”)
  • Aug.-Dec. 2014: Research assistant at the Chair for Tax Law and the Institute for the Law of Foundations and Non-Profit Organisations, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (Prof. Dr. Birgit Weitemeyer)
  • July 2014: First German State Exam (Higher Regional Court of Hamburg)
  • 2010-2013: Student assistant at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg (Prof. Dr Jörn-Axel Kämmerer and Prof. Dr. Doris König)
  • 2009-2014: Fellow of the “Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes”
  • 2009-2014: Studies of law (especially constitutional, European and international law) at Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, and Brasenose College, University of Oxford, England
 

Publications in English

  • Beyond the Gender Binary: Rethinking the Right to Legal Gender Recognition, European Human Rights Law Review (EHRLR) 2018, forthcoming
  • Levels of Generality in the Comparative Reasoning of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice: Towards Judicial Reflective Equilibrium, in: Panos Kapotas and Vassilis Tzevelekos (eds.), Building Consensus on European Consensus: Judicial Interpretation of Human Rights in Europe and Beyond (Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018)
  • Of Wonder and Changing the World: Philip Allott's Legal Utopianism, German Yearbook of International Law (GYIL) 60 (2017), forthcoming (available on SSRN)
  • Temporal Aspects of the Interaction between National Law and EU Law: Reintroducing the Protection of Legitimate Expectations, European Law Review (ELRev) 2017, 706-721, with Tim Maciejewski; available open access here
  • The Long Road to Recognition: Transgender Rights and Transgender Reality in Europe, in: Gerhard Schreiber (ed.), Transsexualität in Theologie und Neurowissenschaften. Ergebnisse, Kontroversen, Perspektiven (De Gruyter 2016), 373-390 (available on SSRN)
  • Towards Acceptance of Religious Pluralism: The Federal Constitutional Court's Second Judgment on Muslim Teachers Wearing Headscarves, German Yearbook of International Law (GYIL) 58 (2015), 503-520 (available on SSRN)
  • Depathologisation of Transgenderism and International Human Rights Law, Human Rights Law Review (HRLR) 14 (2014), 327-342
  • What's In A Name? The Illegality of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (IJMCL) 28 (2013), 533-550
 

Publications in German

  • Vertrauensschutz, in: Birgit Weitemeyer, Markus Achatz und Stephan Schauhoff (eds.), Umsatzsteuerrecht für den Nonprofitsektor (Otto Schmidt, forthcoming), with Tim Maciejewski (chapter on the protection of legitimate expectations in a handbook on value added tax law)
  • Theodor Niemeyer (1857-1939). Ein Leben in sechs Rollenbildern und einem Epilog, in: Andreas von Arnauld (ed.), Völkerrecht in Kiel. Forschung, Lehre und Praxis des Völkerrechts am Standort Kiel seit 1665 (Duncker & Humblot 2017), 133-166, with Andreas von Arnauld (Theodor Niemeyer (1857-1939). A Life in Six Roles and an Epilogue)
  • Intersexualität bleibt unsichtbar: Kritische Anmerkungen zum Beschluss des Bundesgerichtshofs zu nicht-binären Eintragungen im Personenstandsrecht, Das Standesamt (StAZ) 69 (2016), 295-300 (Intersexuality remains invisible: Critical comments on the Federal Court of Justice's decision concerning non-binary entries in civil status law)
  • Von vermeintlichen Klarstellungen und zunehmenden Besteuerungsrechten: Der reformierte erweiterte Inlandsbegriff, Internationales Steuerrecht (iStR) 25 (2016), 401-406, with Tim Maciejewski (Of ostensible clarifications and increasingly broad taxation: The reformed concept of 'extended inland')
  • Die aktuelle bundesverfassungsgerichtliche Spruchpraxis zu rückwirkenden Gesetzen – Klarstellungen und Wandel, Die Öffentliche Verwaltung (DÖV) 68 (2015), 271-278, with Tim Maciejewski (Current jurisprudence of the Federal Constitutional Court on retroactive laws – clarifications and developments)
  • Intersexualität, Personenstandsrecht und Grundrechte, Das Standesamt (StAZ) 67 (2014), 1-7 (Intersexuality, civil status law and basic rights)
  • Steuern an ihren Grenzen: Der (erweiterte) Inlandsbegriff im deutschen Ertragsteuerrecht und seine völkerrechtlichen Bezüge, Internationales Steuerrecht (iStR) 22 (2013), 846-850, with Tim Maciejewski (Taxes at their limits: The concept of ‘extended inland’ in German profit tax law and its connection to public international law)
  • Der Schutz Transsexueller in der Rechtsprechung des Europäischen Gerichtshofs für Menschenrechte und des Bundesverfassungsgerichts – Ein Vergleich, Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien (ZEuS) 15 (2012), 363-386 (The protection of transsexual persons in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the Federal Constitutional Court – a comparison)
 

Presentations

  • Rhetorics of Human Rights (PhD Course: Human Rights Research Methods; Copenhagen, 30 May 2018; with Andreas von Arnauld)
  • The European Court of Human Rights as a Knight of Faith: Expelling Sociological Legitimacy from the Justification of Human Rights (ESIL Research Forum 2018, "International Law in Times of Disorder and Contestation", Jerusalem, 1 March 2018)
  • Ships Passing in the Night? The Law of the Sea and the Human Right to Food through the Prism of Food Security (Interaction of the Law of the Sea with other Fields of International Law; Tromsø, 24 Feb. 2018; with Erik van Doorn)
  • Legal Gender Recognition for Non-Binary Persons: Self-determination within a Larger Social Fabric of Existence (Trans* Expert Seminar "Protecting Trans* Rights after the New Belgian Gender Recognition Act: Done Deal or Work in Progress?"; Human Rights Centre, Ghent, 6 Feb. 2018)
  • Justifying Regional Human Rights: From Minimum Standards to European Integration? (Centre for European and International Legal Affairs, Queen Mary, London, 13 Dec. 2017)
  • The Recognition of New Human Rights: Temporal Rhetoric and Grand Narratives of Progress (Human Rights and the Humanities: Culture and Critique; Royal Irish Academy, Dublin, 7 Dec. 2017)
  • Between Novelty and Timelessness: Promoting the Right to Legal Gender Recognition (Rights for the 21st Century? Exploring the Need for "New" Human Rights; Tallinn, 20 Sept. 2017)
  • A Revolution Not Just in the Minds, But of Genre: Philip Allott's Legal Utopianism (Walther Schücking Workshop "Towards Utopia - Rethinking International Law"; Kiel, 19 Aug. 2017)
  • Gender Trouble(s), or: Anxiety about Gender Authenticity in Legal Discourse (The Perception of Social Theats and Crisis in Public Life and Education; Gut Siggen, Schleswig-Holstein, 17 July 2017)
  • Navigating Academic Waters: Journal Choice and Peer Review Process (Young International Law; Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, Bochum, 16 Nov. 2016)
  • Gendered Bodies and the Regulatory Corporeality of Time in the Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights (The New Legal Temporalities; Canterbury, 10 Sept. 2016)
  • Consensus-based Reasoning in the Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice: Towards Judicial Reflective Equilibrium (Building Consensus on European Consensus; European University Institute, Florence, 2 June 2016)
  • The Long Road to Recognition: Transgender Rights and Transgender Reality in Europe (International and interdisciplinary conference on transsexuality; Frankfurt, 6 Feb. 2016)
  • Deriving specifically European values from general international law - paradox or oxymoron? (Legal Theory and Legal Philosophy Conference "In Search of Basic European Values"; Ljubljana, Slovenia, 20 Nov. 2015)
  • Oliari v. Italien, oder: Ist Russland verpflichtet, eine eingetragene Lebenspartnerschaft einzuführen? (Recent Developments in Public International Law; Kiel, 11 Nov. 2015) (Oliari v. Italy, or: Is Russia Obligated to Introduce a Civil Partnership?)
  • Gay Rights, Trans Rights, Intersex Rights: Development and Status Quo in Germany (Summer School of the (post-)doctoral programme “Human Rights under Pressure – Ethics, Law, and Politics”; Berlin, 27 June 2015)
  • Grundbedingungen für zivilgesellschaftliches Engagement: Rechtliche und institutionelle Rahmenbedingungen in Deutschland (Conference of the Moroccan Economic, Social and Environmental Council; Rabat, Morocco, 10 Sept. 2014; with Tim Maciejewski) (Preconditions for activism in civil society: legal and institutional framework in Germany)