After graduating from high school near Münster and volunteering as a human rights observer in the Philippines, David Werdermann studied law in Freiburg, Germany, focusing on public international and European law. He completed his studies in 2016 and is currently working as a research associate at the Institute for Staatswissenschaften and Philosophy of Law at the University of Freiburg, where he is teaching constitutional law. He is planning to write a PhD thesis about constitutional rights of immigrants. David is author of various articles and political activist focusing on fundamental rights, migration policy and education. He is active member of the “work group of critical lawyers” (Arbeitskreis kritischer Jurist*innen), an association of left-wing young lawyers, and the “Forum ‘Active against Exclusion’ Freiburg” (Freiburger Forum aktiv gegen Ausgrenzung), an organization supporting Roma from the Western Balkans.
Updated May 2017
More from David Werdermann
Constitutional appeal against Saxon police law
Senior Fellow David Werdermann and his organization Gesellschaft für Freiheitsrechte (GFF) are pursuing a constitutional appeal against the reform of the Saxon police law. This law currently allows the police to monitor people before they commit any crime.
Kafkaeske Rechtsetzung – Der Ausschluss von Menschen aus sicheren Herkunftsstaaten vom Arbeitsmarkt
2017 John Lewis Fellow David Werdermann published a piece on Verfassungsblog.de, a German blog on constitutional law. The piece, "Kafkaeske Rechtsetzung – Der Ausschluss von Menschen aus sicheren Herkunftsstaaten vom Arbeitsmarkt," challenges legal developments in the context of asylum law's definition of "safe countries."
John Lewis Fellows Reflective Essays 2017
Assuming the Voice of the Georgia Governor in 1960, The 2017 John Lewis Fellows Respond to an Appeal for Human Rights
Fellows' Collective Critiques of the 2017 Appeal for Human Rights
Moving on for Social Justice