Micha Wiebusch is a doctoral researcher (Ph.D.) at the Faculty of Law and Social Sciences, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. His research considers the norms and practices of the African Union on promoting constitutionalism: international legal interventions in peace, security and democratic state building. At UNU-CRIS, Micha is a member of the Regional Peace and Security Research Programme. His research focuses on the contribution of regional integration processes to peace and security. In particular, he looks into the cooperation between the United Nations (UN) and regional organisations, case studies on the contributions of regional actors to peace and security and case studies on regional approaches to peace and security studies.
Micha holds a M.A. in Political Science (Summa Cum Laude) from the University of Geneva in cooperation with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID), a Master of Laws (LL.M.) (Distinction) from the University of Antwerp and the University of Cape Town with a specialisation in International and European Law, and a Diploma of International and Comparative Law (Honors) from Cornell Law School and Université-Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne.
Prior to joining UNU-CRIS, Micha worked as a research assistant at the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF) and as a judicial law clerk at the Belgian Competition Council. Micha’s primary research interests include regional integration in Africa; public international law; comparative constitutional law and politics, constitutional design for divided societies; peace and conflict studies; governance and accountability; law of international organizations; human rights.