Benjamin is head coach for Oxford's team for the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court and on an academic visit to Oxford.

As a doctoral candidate at the University of Cologne, Benjamin has specialized in Public International Law. His research focuses on field of the ius ad bellum and more specifically on inter-State assistance to operations involving the use of force. Benjamin is a fellow of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, which generously funds his work and academic visit to Oxford. In the past, Benjamin’s visit has been also supported by the German Academic Exchange Service.

Benjamin is also employed as a researcher at the Institute for International Peace and Security Law at Cologne University. Previously, he has worked at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, University of Heidelberg, and the Human Rights Institute of Columbia Law School. Most recently, Benjamin has worked as legal intern for the Codification Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs as well as United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA).

Benjamin has completed the German State Exam at Heidelberg University. In 2016-2017, Benjamin has been a Fulbright Scholar, ERP Fellow and Morris Fellow at Columbia Law School, New York. There, he has obtained an LL.M. degree, for which he was awarded the Walter Gellhorn Prize for best overall performance and the James Kent Scholarship.


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Public International Law; Ius ad Bellum; Complicity in International Law

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