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

Gwinyai Machona

Chair for Public Law and Comparative Law

Postal address

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


Altes Palais, Raum 419
Unter den Linden 9, Berlin-Mitte



Fon: +30 2093 3459

Fields of Interest

International and national administrative law, general public international Law, (colonial) legal history, critical theories, Theories of history/histories


  • 2023: Visiting Researcher at Max-Planck-Institute for Legal History and Legal Theory, Frankfurt a.M. (Helmut Coing Scholarship)
  • 2021-2022: part-time studies in Historical Studies at University of Oxford (obtained degree: Postgraduate Certificate, PCert)
  • 2020-2022: (Co-)Coach of HU-Team, Jessup International Law Moot Court 2021 and 2022

  • Since 7/2020: Researcher at the Chair for Public Law and Comparative Law, Humboldt University Berlin (Prof. Dann) 
  • 2020: First Legal State Examination
  • 2018-2020: Student Assistant at the Chair for Public Law and Public International Law, Humboldt University Berlin (Prof. Nolte) and the Research Group International Rule of Law - Rise or Decline
  • 2016-2020: Law Studies at Humboldt University Berlin
  • 2017-2018: Participant of Jessup International Law Moot Court
  • 2016-2018: Trainee and Advisor of the Refugee Law Clinic Berlin
  • 2014-2016: Law Studies at King's College London (obtained degree: Bachelor of Laws, LL.B.)
  • 2012-2020: Internships and voluntary work inter alia at the European Centre for Constitutional and Human Rights Berlin (ECCHR), other non-governmental Organisations in Buenos Aires and Cape Town, at the European Parliament and German Parliament 



Discussed by Klaus Ferdinand Gärditz, Sagt mal, wo denkt ihr denn her?, FAZ v. 22.2.23

Reply: Was denkt ihr denn mit?, FAZ v. 7.3.23