Nils Reimann

Nils Reimann, Dr. iur. des.

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent

Phone: +41 44 634 58 81

Room number: RAI F 001


  • 2021 – 2022: Schindler Junior Scholars Programme, University of Zurich
  • 2019: Research stay, University College London (UCL), Faculty of Laws
  • 2019: Research stay, Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, Institut de recherche en droit international et européen de la Sorbonne (IREDIES)
  • 2017 – 2022: PhD in public international law (funded through the UZH Candoc Grant), University of Zurich
  • 2015 – 2017: Master of Law, University of Zurich
  • 2015 – 2016: Exchange semester, University of Hamburg
  • 2012 – 2015: Bachelor of Law, University of Zurich

Professional experience

  • 2023: Lecturer in public international law, University of Zurich
  • 2019: Internship at the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) in Geneva
  • Since 2019: Academic assistant to Prof Dr Daniel Moeckli (Chair for Public Law with a focus on International and Comparative Law, University of Zurich)
  • 2017 – 2018: Academic assistant to Prof Dr Christine Kaufmann (Chair for Public Law, Public International Law and European Law, University of Zurich)
  • 2016: Internship at a law firm in Zurich specialized in criminal law, migration law and human rights law
  • 2016: Junior academic assistant to Prof Dr Matthias Mahlmann (Chair for Philosophy and Theory of Law, Legal Sociology and International Public Law, University of Zurich)


  • Nils Reimann, Foreign Electoral Interference: Normative Implications in Light of International Law, Human Rights, and Democratic Theory, sui generis 2023 (forthcoming).
  • Daniel Moeckli / Nils Reimann, Independence Referendums in International Law, in: Jure Vidmar / Lea Raible / Sarah McGibbon (eds.), Research Handbook on Secession, Edward Elgar 2022, 92 ff. (Link) (SSRN Paper)
  • Daniel Moeckli / Nils Reimann, Are sovereignty referendums but a tool to legitimize territorial claims of the powerful?, in: EJIL: Talk!, 1 December 2022. (Link)
  • Christine Kaufmann / Nils Reimann, Entwicklungen im Staatsrecht / Le point sur le droit constitutionnel, SJZ / RSJ 114 (2018) 571 ff. (Link)
  • Christine Kaufmann / Nils Reimann, Entwicklungen im Staatsrecht / Le point sur le droit constitutionnel, SJZ / RSJ 113 (2017) 599 ff. (Link)


Public speaking

  • Fake news in the run-up to elections and referendums: Need for action in Switzerland?, International Commission of Jurists – Swiss Section / UZH Centre for Human Rights Studies (3.11.2022, Recording)