Wiebusch, Micha

Position 
Associate Research Fellow
Biographical Statement 

Micha Wiebusch is an associate research fellow at the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS) and at the Institute of Development Policy (IOB), University of Antwerp. He is also a research fellow (PhD) at SOAS, University of London, School of Law. His research considers international legal interventions in peace, security and democratic state building with a particular focus on the norms, institutions and practices of the African Union for promoting constitutionalism, rule of law and human rights. At UNU-CRIS, Micha is a member of the “Changing Patterns of Regional and Global Governance” Research Programme. His research focuses on the contribution of regional integration processes to peace and security. In particular, he looks into the cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and regional organizations with case studies on the contributions of regional actors to peace and security.

Before he was a research fellow (visiting) at the Law Faculty of the University of São Paulo in Brazil, at the Institute for International and Comparative Law in Africa (ICLA) of the University of Pretoria and at the German Institute for Global and Area studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. He has worked at the African Union Commission (AU) in the Department of Legal Affairs and as a constitutional expert for AU Election Observation Missions.

Micha holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) (Distinction) from the University of Cape Town and the University of Antwerp with a specialization in International and European Law, a M.A. in Political Science (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Geneva, and a Diploma of International and Comparative Law (Honors) from Cornell Law School and Université-Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.

His primary research interests include regional integration in Africa; law of treaties; comparative constitutional law and politics; constitutional design for post-conflict societies; law of international organizations; and international human rights law and politics.