Daniel Moeckli read law at the University of Bern and qualified as a Barrister and Solicitor (1997). Following several years as a Legal Officer at the Supreme Court of the Canton of Bern, he completed an LL.M. (Distinction) in Public International Law at the London School of Economics (2001). He then worked for Amnesty International and the International Bar Association’s Task Force on International Terrorism. In 2006 he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Nottingham and joined its School of Law as a Lecturer. In 2009 he became an Oberassistent in Public Law and in 2012 an Assistant Professor of Public International Law and Constitutional Law at the University of Zurich. In 2014 he completed his Habilitation and was awarded the Venia Legendi for Public International Law, Public Law and Comparative Constitutional Law. Daniel remains a Fellow of the University of Nottingham Human Rights Law Centre. He has been a Visiting Researcher at the New York University (NYU) School of Law and a Visiting Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence.
Daniel’s main research interests lie in the areas of public international law, constitutional law and comparative constitutional law, with a particular focus on questions related to human rights and democracy. He is the author of Exclusion from Public Space: A Comparative Constitutional Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and Human Rights and Non-discrimination in the ‘War on Terror’ (Oxford University Press, 2008; Paul Guggenheim Prize 2009). He was a member of the Panel of Experts advising the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights While Countering Terrorism and leader of a work package on data mining within the collaborative project DETECTER (Detection Technologies, Counter-Terrorism, Ethics, and Human Rights). He has lectured on the European Masters in Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice and has trained UN and EU human rights field officers.