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Dr Eirik Bjorge

Dr Eirik Bjorge

Dr Eirik Bjorge
MJur(Oxon.), PhD(Oslo), DPhil(Oxon.)

Senior Lecturer in Public International Law

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Dr Eirik Bjorge

Office 3.05
8-10 Berkeley Square,
Bristol, BS8 1HH
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+44 (0) 117 42 82010



Dr Eirik Bjorge (MJur, DPhil) is a Senior Lecturer in Law. His first book was called The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties (OUP 2014), and won the Gold Medal of the King of Norway. His second book was entitled Domestic Application of the ECHR: Courts as Faithful Trustees (OUP 2015). He has recently published a translation and expanded version of Bernard Stirn's Towards a European Public Law (OUP 2017).

He has also edited a volume: M Andenas & E Bjorge (eds), A Farewell to Fragmentation: Reassertion and Convergence in International Law (CUP 2015) and is currently editing a second one, with Dr Cameron Miles, entitled Landmark Cases in Public International Law (Hart Bloomsbury 2017). Eirik has published peer reviewed articles on on the relationship between public law, human rights, and public international law, in e.g. Public Law, the Law Quarterly Review, the Cambridge Law Journal, the British Yearbook of International Law, and the International Journal of Constitutional Law (I•CON).

At Bristol he teaches and has taught public international law, comparative public law, and EU law. In the past he has taught constitutional law, administrative law, EU law, human rights law, and public international law at Oxford, and has taught human rights law and EU law at Sciences Po, Paris.

Eirik was previously the Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Univrsity of Oxford and has been a pensionnaire étranger at École normale supérieure, a visiting fellow at Sciences Po and at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg. He has clerked at the Conseil d’État and the European Court of Human Rights. 

He has advised States, private entities and individuals on matters of public international law, human rights law, and constitutional law. He has acted as counsel and adviser, and provided expert opinions, in cases before the domestic courts, the European Court of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, and tribunals set up under the auspices of ICSID. He has also provided training on matters of international law, human rights law, and constitutional law to domestic judges, and government officials.



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