Jan Petrov

Junior Research Fellow in Law

Other affiliations

Keble College


Jan is a Junior Research Fellow in Law at The Queen's College. He is also an Early Career Fellow at the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights and a Lecturer in EU Law at Keble College.

He works in the areas of comparative constitutional law, international law, EU law, and human rights, with overlaps into political science and international relations. He researches the operation of domestic and international courts in their socio-political context, with a particular focus on democratic backsliding. Jan’s current research project focuses on the clash between the judicialization of politics and executive aggrandizement in the context of the contemporary crisis of constitutional democracy.

His research was published in I•CON: International Journal of Constitutional Law, European Journal of International Law, European Constitutional Law Review, International Journal of Human Rights, East European Politics and Societies, Theory and Practice of Legislation, and other journals. He co-authored a monograph on Domestic Judicial Treatment of European Court of Human Rights Case Law (Routledge 2020).

Jan holds degrees in Law, Political Science, and International Relations from Masaryk University and from New York University School of Law where he studied as a Hauser Global Scholar.