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Dr. Björn AHL Professor and Chair, Chinese Legal Culture, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Cologne


1999-2002 Researcher, Max Planck Institute of Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg
2002-2006 Associate Director and Lecturer, Sino German Institute of Legal Studies, Nanjing
2006-2010 Assistant Professor, City University of Hong Kong
2010-2012 Visiting Professor, China EU School of Law, Beijing
2012-2015 Associate Professor, University of Cologne


President, European China Law Studies Association
Fellow, Center for Chinese Law of the University of Hong Kong
Board Member, Sino German Jurists Association


Justizreformen in China, Nomos: Baden-Baden, 2015
The Rise of China and International Human Rights Law, Human Rights Quarterly, Vol. 37,637-661, 2015
Modern Chinese Court Buildings, Regime Legitimacy and the Public, International Journal for the Semiotics of Law (co-authored with Hendrik Tieben), Vol. 28, 603-626, 2015
Retaining Judicial Professionalism: The New Guiding Cases Mechanism of the Supreme People' s Court, The China Quarterly, Vol. 217,121-139, 2014