Professor Patricia Wiater

University of Erlangen-Nuremberg

Patricia Wiater

Patricia Wiater holds the Chair of Public Law, Public International Law and Human Rights at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany. She is a member of the Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nürnberg (CHREN) and the Director of the CHREN Human Rights (and Business) Clinic. Patricia received a Franco-German doctorate in law from the University of Strasbourg and the University of Leipzig awarded for a monograph on European human rights. She also completed a doctorate in political science at the University of Freiburg (Germany) and published a monograph on the protection of critical infrastructures. Patricia’s human rights expertise relates, inter alia, to the comparison of regional human rights systems and the field of business, sport and human rights. She is a member of the Human Rights Advisory Board of the German Olympic Sports Confederation. Patricia is also an expert on regional economic integration systems, WTO law and investment protection law. Her third academic monograph (Habilitation thesis, completed at LMU Munich, Germany) includes a comprehensive comparison of rights of action and standing requirements in international economic law. Before joining academia, Patricia was a member of the German bar and worked for the Bavarian government in the field of EU law.