Karina Theurer

Director Institute for Legal Intervention

Karina Theurer joined ECCHR in 2017 and since 2018 is director of the Institute for Legal Intervention. Until 2019, she coordinated and taught the Humboldt Law Clinic for Fundamental and Human Rights at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany. Between 2010 and 2018, she was research fellow at the chair for public law and gender studies at the university’s law department. She lectures on public law, feminist and decolonial critique and human rights. Karina Theurer studied law in Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Paris and Berlin, winning the Graduate Prize for Academic Achievement in European and International Law in 2008.

Additionally to the German state exam in law, she holds a Master of Arts in interdisciplinary Latin American studies with a focus on literature. She founded and for 10 years edited the bilingual literary magazine alba.lateinamerika lesen. She translates poetry from Spanish to German, among her latest publications is Mangroven by Tomás González.

Her work’s focus lies on feminist and decolonial legal theory, human rights litigation in Germany, as well as literature and law.

Academic article

Reparations for colonial crimes - the negotiations between Germany and Namibia as an example for the ambivalent role of the law in these cases

Blog post

The German-Namibian “Reconciliation Agreement” in Law and Time


Dekoloniale Rechtskritik und Rechtspraxis

Blog post

Racist repercussions and transgenerational exclusion

Academic article

Literatura y Derecho en Adiós, Ayacucho

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