Professor Dr. Ursula Kriebaum is Professor for Public International Law at the University of Vienna, Department of European, International and Comparative Law.
Ursula Kriebaum received her legal education at the University of Vienna (Austria) and the University of Bourgogne (Dijon, France). She received the Diploma of the International Human Rights Institute - Strasbourg in 1995, her Dr. jur (JD) with distinction in 1999, and her Dr. jur. habil. in 2008 (both University Vienna). She is the author of Folterprävention in Europa (torture prevention in Europe - doctoral thesis, Verlag Österreich 2000) and Eigentumsschutz im Völkerrecht. Eine vergleichende Untersuchung zum Internationalen Investitionsrecht sowie zum Menschenrechtsschutz (property protection in international law, a comparative study of international investment law and human rights law - "habilitation" thesis - Duncker & Humblot, 2008).
She is the author of several publications in the fields of international investment law, human rights law. She has also published on Austrian holocaust restitution issues. Her primary research interests lies in the areas of international investment protection law and arbitration and in international and European human rights law.
She teaches International Law at the University Vienna. She also acts as consultant for law firms. She has taught international human rights law at the European Masters Programme in Human Rights and Democratization (Venice (Italy), Vienna (Austria)) and at the Vienna School of International Studies (Austria).
She has worked in the office of the legal adviser of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and was legal expert in the team of the Austrian Special Envoy for Holocaust Restitution Issues. She was delegate to the UN Preparatory Committee for an International Criminal Court. She served as expert in an EU Twinning Project on the Improvement of Statement- taking Methods and Rooms in Turkey.
From 1999 to 2002 she was Member of the Human Rights Advisory Board of the Austrian Ministry of the Interior nominated by Amnesty International.
She is Member of the Advisory Board of the Austrian Review of International and European Law.
She was appointed as a candidate for election as judge at the European Court of Human Rights by the Austrian government.
TDM 1 (2013) - Aligning Human Rights and Investment Protection