Dr Constantin Hruschka works as a Senior Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy in Munich since November 2017. He is part of the Research Initiative of the Max Planck Society in “Challenges of Migration, Integration and Exclusion” (for further information see: His main research project is focused on responsibility sharing mechanisms in the asylum context. 

Before fully returning to academia, he had inter alia worked as head of the protection department at the Swiss Refugee Council (2014-2017) and as a lawyer for UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency (2004-2014) in Nuremberg and Geneva. Dr Hruschka studied law, history and philosophy in Würzburg, Poitiers and Paris and has worked as a doctoral and post-doctoral researcher at the universities of Würzburg and Munich between 1996 and 2004. He holds a PhD in history from the university of Würzburg and a maîtrise en histoire from Université Paris IV (Sorbonne). In addition, he is a fully qualified lawyer and has passed his bar exam in 2002.

In addition to his work at the Max Planck Institute he is teaching European Law and European Asylum Law as well as Human Rights Law mainly at the Universities of Bielefeld, Munich, Erlangen-Nuremberg and Fribourg. He is a part of the pool of experts of the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) and was a member of the Swiss Federal Commission on Migration between 2015 and 2018. He has written articles on German, Swiss and European Migration Law with a focus on refugee protection as well as on the Dublin system.

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