Petr Agha

Petr Agha


I joined iCourts in March 2020 as a post-doctoral researcher with the IMAGINE: European Constitutional Imaginaries: Utopias, Ideologies and the Other ERC project. I earned my PhD from the University of Antwerp in 2015 and other degrees from Queen’s University Belfast (Chevening Scholarship) and Masaryk University Brno. 

Previously I held positions at Charles Law School in Prague, the Czech Academy of Sciences, University of Helsinki and University of Antwerp. Before entering academia I have worked for the Government Commissioner for Human Rights in the Czech Republic in various capacities. 

My research focuses on the relationship between law and politics, broadly speaking. More specifically Im interested in the jurisprudence of the ECtHR with particular focus on the doctrine of the margin of appreciation. I published on the rights of trans people in Europe. Lately my research focuses on populism in the CEE region with particular emphasis on the transformation of the CEE region n 1989 and crisis of the European project as a whole. 

My work was published by Hart / Bloosmburry, Routledge, Intersentia etc. 

Primary fields of research

Constitutional law; Political Philosophy; Sociology of Law; Queer Theory; Democratic Legitimacy in the EU; Comparative Constitutional law.

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