Amrei Mueller

    Amrei Mueller

    Research Fellow

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    Research Statement

    At QUB School of Law, Amrei is conducting research for the project "Healthcare in conflict: Do armed groups have obligations and responsibilities?" funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship. The aim of the project is to critically examine the obligations and responsibilities of non-state armed groups to secure access to health care of populations under their influence and control, and how these relate to the obligations and responsibilities of states and international organisations. The research is conducted under the auspices of the School of Law's Health & Human Rights Unit.


    Amrei has obtained a PhD from the University of Nottingham, and an LLM Degree in human rights law (with distinction) from the same university. She also holds a BA degree in International Relations from Technische Universität Dresden, Germany.

    She has previously taught and conducted research at the University of Oslo, Department for Public and International Law (PluriCourts) and the University of Zürich, School of Law; and has worked as a researcher with the German Institute for Human Rights; and with UNDP Regional Centre for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States. 

    Research Interests

    Amrei's main research interests lie in the area of comparative international, regional and domestic human rights law (including institutional aspects), the right to health, the law of the European Convention on Human Rights, and international humanitarian law.

    For example, Amrei has publised on questions of the parallel application of the right to health and health-related norms under international humanitarian law, including the obligations and responsibilities of non-state armed groups. Another line of Amrei's research engages with questions surrounding the minimum core approach to the right to health (and to other human rights).

    Concerning the law of the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), Amrei is particularly intrigued by the development of the law of the ECHR and domestic human rights law through the interaction between domestic authorities and the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR); and by the question of how the ECHR and the ECtHR's jurisprudence influence the interaction between the executive, legislative and judicial branches for the protection of human rights at the domestic level. Amrei has also conducted comparative research on the legal influence of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR) in various European states.


    Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights, Comparative Human Rights, Protecting Human Rights in Europe, Africa and the Americas

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