Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Prof. Dr. Philipp Dann

Siddharth Peter de Souza, LL.M. (Cambridge)


PhD Researcher
Lehrstuhl für Öffentliches Recht und Rechtsvergleichung


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Juristische Fakultät
Öffentliches Recht und Rechtsvergleichung
10099 Berlin


Altes Palais, Raum 421
Unter den Linden 9, Berlin-Mitte



Access to Justice, Legal Pluralism, Socio-Legal Studies, Comparative Constitutional Law, Law and Technology.

My PhD research is to study the politics of transnational legal indicators and their application to plural legal contexts. I am particularly interested in how these frameworks are constructed and the type of knowledge that they generate.


  • since 10/2016: Ph.D Scholar, Humboldt University of Berlin
  • 01/2018–03/2018: Academic Visitor, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford, UK
  • 10/2015–06/2016: LL.M. (International Law), University of Cambridge, UK
  • 07/2015- Present Founder, Justice Adda (Supported by Cambridge Social Ventures, Cambridge Judge Business School)
  • 08/2014–09/2015: German Chancellor Fellow, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law, Heidelberg, Germany
  • 01/2014–07/2014: Judicial Clerk to Justice Dr. S Muralidhar, High Court of Delhi, New Delhi, India
  • 07/2013–12/2013: Research Intern, United Nations Development Programme, Beijing, China
  • 07/2010–05/2013: LL.B., Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, India
  • 07/2007–05/2010: B.A. (Hons) Economics, St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India Publikationen



Policy briefs:



  • Q Team Seminar: Society, Law and Development: Theories Contestations and Actors ( Summer Semester 2018)
  • Q Team Seminar: Legal Pluralism and Gender in India (Summer Semester 2017)