Gregor Maucec

Gregor Maucec

Marie Curie Fellow

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    Primary fields of research

    International and comparative human rights law; international and European non-discrimination law; international protection of minorities and indigenous peoples; fair trial, criminal sentencing and the death penalty; international criminal law and procedure; transitional justice; genocide and atrocity crimes; international(ised) courts and tribunals; International Criminal Court and the judicial function

    Current research

    Gregor´s current research explores the ways in which the judges of the International Criminal Court (ICC) perceive their judicial function and how this impacts their legal practices. The overall goal is to offer a realistic  account of the international criminal judiciary about judicial deliberations, reasoning and drafting judgments. To meet this objective, the project pursues a unique interdisciplinary approach, employing doctrinal legal analysis as well as contemporary sociology of law for explaining international criminal law and international criminal courts, and their link to global society. By presenting empirical findings directly from the ICC´s judges, this research will provide major contribution to the study and practice of international judging. The in-depth empirical examination of judicial deliberations will help identify the ICC’s legitimisation strategies, and will contribute to the iCourts’ research dimension exploring how the ICC’s case law evolves in a new empirical way, thus providing a better understanding of the ICC’s working methods and practices.


    Gregor was awarded an Assistant Professorship in 2016 at the University of Maribor (habilitation, Venia legendi). During his time at the Faculty of Law (University of Maribor), Gregor taught on the Public International Law course at the undergraduate level and related master courses, including ‘EU Policies and Law on the Prohibition of Discrimination’ and ‘Diplomatic and Consular Law and EU Foreign Services’. He also guest lectured at the University of Florence and University College London.

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