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Professor Eirik Bjorge

Professor Eirik Bjorge

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

Professor of Law

Area of research

Public Law, Human Rights, and Public International Law. Photo by Piranha Photography.

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



Eirik Bjorge's fields of teaching and scholarship are public international law and public 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 President Bernard Stirn's Towards a European Public Law (OUP 2017).

He has also edited, with Professor Mads Andenas, A Farewell to Fragmentation: Reassertion and Convergence in International Law (CUP 2015) and, with Dr Cameron Miles, Landmark Cases in Public International Law (Hart 2017), and published peer reviewed articles on topics such as the relationship between public law, human rights, international dispute settlement, 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). He will give the 2018 Bernhardt lecture at Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg.

At the University of Bristol he teaches introduction to law, public international law, and comparative public law. In the past he has taught constitutional law, administrative law, EU law, human rights law, and public international law at the University of Oxford, and he has taught human rights law and EU law at Sciences Po, Paris. He is a fellow of the Academy of Higher Education.

Bjorge was previously the Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, 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 proceedings before e.g. domestic courts, the European Court of Human Rights, the International Court of Justice, and international tribunals set up under the auspices of ICSID and UNCITRAL. 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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