Ivo’s research, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Merton College, focuses on the rights-protecting function of judicial review in post-authoritarian societies. His project looks at how newly created constitutional courts deal with individual human rights, with a particular emphasis on individual access to constitutional courts. Currently, he is studying the intricacies of the Bulgarian Constitutional Court and planning to include the model of the South African Constitutional Court into the analysis.

Ivo is the current Chairperson of Oxford Pro Bono Publico (OPBP) and member of the Oxford Transitional Justice Research (OTJR) network. He holds a law degree from the Humboldt University of Berlin and a Diploma in Legal Studies from Oxford with specialisation in European Union law, public international law, and jurisprudence. In 2015, he completed the Magister Juris at Balliol College Oxford, focusing on comparative equality law, international criminal law, and legal anthropology. He has worked as a legal consultant to the German Parliament, an academic assistant at the Humboldt University, and clerked for the International Criminal Court.


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Human Rights Law; Constitutional Law; Law in Society; Comparative Law; Equality and Discrimination Law; European Union Law; Public International Law

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