Professor Alexander H. E. Morawa is an international legal scholar who specializes in international human rights law, public international law, (comparative) constitutional law, and related areas. In his work, he combines teaching and advising/consulting. He was educated in the U.S.A. and in Europe.
Professor Morawa has held faculty positions at universities in the United States and Europe and served as senior staff member with a number of non-governmental organizations. From 2006 to 2016 he held the Chair in Comparative and Anglo-American Law and was Associate Dean for Internationalization at the University of Lucerne, School of Law, Switzerland. He has also been of counsel to a number of international organizations (including the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, the OSCE, and the UNDP) and the U.S. government and has represented or advised individual petitioners in proceedings before international human rights tribunals.
He has been a visiting professor or guest lecturer at numerous law schools around the world, including Canada, Australia, Israel, China, Turkey, and the U.S.A.
After obtaining his first law degree, the Magister iuris, at the University of Salzburg (Austria), Prof. Morawa completed his graduate education at the George Washington University School of Law (Washington, D.C., U.S.A.), where he obtained Master of Law (LL.M.) and Doctor of Juridical Science (S.J.D.) degrees.
His areas of expertise include comparative constitutional law, US law, public international law/law of international organizations, international human rights protection and its mechanisms, individual rights and liberties from a comparative perspective, equality and non-discrimination, diversity management and ethnic relations/minority law.