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Raffael Fasel

Schell Center Visiting Human Rights Fellow

Raffael Fasel is an Affiliated Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge, and a Senior Researcher in Law at the University of Zurich. He holds a four-year research grant by the Swiss National Science Foundation for his project “The Natural Constituent Power”, which explores the concept of constituent power and its relationship to human rights from the perspectives of intellectual history, jurisprudence, and comparative constitutional law.

Previously, Raffael was a Fellow in Law at LSE Law School and a Visiting Scholar and Affiliate at the Center for Law and Philosophy at NYU School of Law. He completed his PhD in Law on the theory of human and animal rights at the University of Cambridge (Sidney Sussex College), with stints as a visiting researcher at Harvard Law School and the University of Oxford. His PhD was awarded a Yorke Prize by the Cambridge Law Faculty for a thesis of ‘exceptional quality’. He obtained an LLM from Yale Law School on a Fulbright scholarship, an MA in Philosophy from University College London, and holds a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Law degree from the University of Fribourg.

During his doctoral studies, Raffael co-founded the Cambridge Centre for Animal Rights Law and currently serves as its Executive Director. Raffael is also an Associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics.

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