Konrad Lachmayer

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Konrad Lachmayer joined Durham Law School in 2014 as a Research Fellow within the framework of the “Neo-Federalism” Project, funded by the European Research Council until 2016. Since 2017, he is professor for public law, European law and foundations of law at Sigmund Freud University Vienna.

Konrad studied law at University of Vienna and visited Center for European Legal Studies at the University of Cambrige (United Kingdom), the Max-Planck-Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Germany) and the Central European University (Hungary). He held a research chair at the Institute of Legal Studies, at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences from 2013 to 2016.

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His research and teaching focuses on International Constitutional Law, especially the methodology of comparative constitutional law, counter-terrorism activities, especially data protection, and Austrian and European public law, especially democratic legitimation, rule of law and human rights. Moreover, he does research in the field of legal education.



The Principle of Effective Legal Protection in Administrative Law. A European Comparison (together with Zoltán Szente) Routledge Publishing (2016) 400 pages
Philosophical or Political Foundation of Constitutional Law? Perspectives in Conflict (2014) Facultas Pub. in cooperation with Nomos Pub. (together with Pablo Riberi) 354 pages
The European Court of Human Rights and Public International Law – Fragmentation or Unity? (2014) Facultas Pub. in cooperation with Nomos Pub.  (together with Christina Binder) 146 pages
International Constitutional Law in Legal Education. Proceedings of the Erasmus Intensive Programme NICLAS 2007–2012 (2014) Facultas Pub. in cooperation with Nomos Pub. (together with  Jürgen Busch, Jennifer Kelleher, Geanina Gabriela Turcanu) 327 pages
Perspectives and Limits of Democracy. Proceedings of the 3rd Vienna Workshop on International Constitutional Law (2008) Facultas Pub. in cooperation with Nomos Pub. (2008) (together with Harald Eberhard, Gregor Ribarov, Gerhard Thallinger) 170 pages
Transitional Constitutionalism. Proceedings of the 2nd Vienna Workshop on International Constitutional Law (2007) Facultas Pub. in cooperation with Nomos Pub. (together with Harald Eberhard, Gerhard Thallinger) 176 pages

Journal Articles

Rethinking Privacy Beyond Borders. Developing Transnational Rights on Data Privacy (2015) Tilburg Law Review, 78-102
The Challenge to Privacy from Ever Increasing State Surveillance: A Comparative Perspective (together with Normann Witzleb),  UNSW Law Journal 2014 Vol 37 (2), 748–783
Constitutional Reasoning as Legitimacy of Constitutional Comparison, German Law Journal 2013, 1463–1491
Constitutional and Anti-Constitutional Responses to Terrorism: The Difficulty of Removing Exclusions from Constitutional Law, City University of Hong Kong Law Review 2010, 5–18
European Police Cooperation and its Limits: From Intelligence-led to Coercive Measures?, in: Bernard/Odudu (eds), The Outer Limits of the European Union Law (2009) Hart Publishing, 89–118
Legal aspects of “black biotechnology”. Counter-terrorism between prevention and use of biotechnological products, Journal of International Biotechnology Law 2006, 231–236

Chapters in Edited Books

The Austrian Länder in a « glocal » network, in Sylvia Brunet et Arun Sagar (eds), Fédéralisme, Décentralisation et Régionalisation de l’Europe, Tome I/II, Editions L’Epitoge-Lextenso, Collection « L’Unité du Droit » XVII (2017) Toulouse & Rouen 107-123
Teaching Constitutional Comparison. Changing the Culture of Legal Education, in Busch et al (eds), International Constitutional Law in Legal Education (2014) Facultas Pub. in cooperation with Nomos Pub., 13–39
Constitutional Courts as »Positive Legislators«, in: Brewer-Carías (ed), Constitutional Courts as Positive Legislators. A Comparative Law Study (2011) Cambridge University Press, 251–263
The NICLAS Study Module: International Constitutional Law as Innovation in Higher Legal Education, in: Diplomatic Academy of Vienna (ed), Can the United Nations be Taught? 96–100 (2009) (together with Jürgen Busch, Joachim Stern)
Constitutional Limits to Security – An Introduction, in: Eberhard et al (eds), Constitutional Limits to Security. Proceedings of the 4th Vienna Workshop on International Constitutional Law (2009) Facultas Pub. in cooperation with Nomos Pub., 9–19

Book Reviews and Online Papers

Nóra Chronowski/Tímea Drinozí/Tamara Takács (eds), Governmental Systems of Central and Eastern European States, ICL Journal 2011, 697–698
Online Paper: Rule of Law in Austria, in: Understandings of the Rule of Law in various Legal Orders of the World, Rule of Law Wiki 2011, http://wikis.fu-berlin.de/display/SBprojectrol/Austria (together with Harald Eberhard), 8 pages
Constitutional Reform 2008 in Austria. Analysis and Perspectives, ICL-Journal 2008, 112–123 (www.icl-journal.com) (together with Harald Eberhard)
FOCUS: Same-sex partnership and marriages, ICL-Journal 1/2008, 54–55 (www.icl-journal.com)
The International Constitutional Law Approach. An introduction to a new perspective on constitutional challenges in a globalizing world, ICL-Journal 2007, 91–100 (www.icl-journal.com)
A Comparative Analysis of Security as an Element of Constitutional Design: Is Global Terrorism Changing the Conditions of International Constitutional Law?, Online Paper submitted at the VIIth World Conference of the International Association of Constitutional Law – Workshop 8: Constitutions and Global Terrorism 2007 (http://www.enelsyn.gr/), 15 pages

Moreover, Konrad has written more than 100 publications in German.