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Dr Tilmann J. Röder

Tilmann Röder is the Research Coordinator at RSF Hub. He advises the German Federal Foreign Office's Directorate-General for Humanitarian Assistence, Crisis Prevention, Stabilisation and Post-Conflict Reconstruction on rule of law promotion and transitional justice.



  • 2005: PhD in Law (Dr. iur.), Goethe University Frankfurt
  • 2005: Second State Examination in Law, Kammergericht (Higher Regional Court), Berlin
  • 2000: First State Examination in Law, Humboldt University Berlin



  • "Power-sharing and Self-governing Models", seminar of the Berghof Foundation on Resistance and Liberation Movements, Berlin, 30-31 October 2019 (together with Prof Dr Rainer Grote)
  • "Legal Research in Peacebuilding and Development", Afghan Legal Studies Conference 2019, Kabul, 8-13 June 2013 (also co-organiser)
  • "Effects of Rule of Law Interventions", annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network (LDRN), Berlin, 25-27 September 2019 (introduction and moderation of the panel)
  • "Conflict Mediation & Constitution Making: A Compley Relationship", Folke Bernadotte Academy, Jerusalem, 29-30 April 2019
  • "Regional Cultures of Crisis Management", Workshop "Cultures in Crisis" of the HSFK, Frankfurt am Main, 8-9 November 2018
  • "The Role of Informal Justice Systems in Fragile Contexts", World Bank Law, Justice & Development Week, Washington D.C. (Panel of the GIZ), 5-6 November 2018
  • "Practicioner perspective on Afghanistan", Roundtable "Towards sustainable peace: The nexus of peacemaking and constitution-making", Berghof Foundation & Mediation Support Unit (MSU) of the UN, New York, 21-22 May 2018
  • "Customary Justice as Restorative Justice", Conference "Restorative Justice as a Bridge between Silk Road Civilizations" of the Tarbiat Modares Universtiy, Tehran, 3-4 May 2018
  • "Human Dignity and karamah: A Common Basis of Human Rights?", Conference, "Theoretical Foundations of the Rule of Law", Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, 25-26 February 2018
  • “Rechtsstaatlichkeitsförderung als Instrument der Krisenprävention”, XXXI. Afghanistan Conference, "On the Path to a New Afghanistan-Policy, Realities – Responsibilities – Strategies", Evangelische Akademie Villigst, 25 November 2017
  • “Aksakal Courts: A Means to Improve Access to Justice?”, Seminar on Access to Justice, Osh (Kyrgyzstan), 10 November 2016
  • “Militaries as Actors in Constitutional Change Processes", Conference, "Constitutionalism under Extreme Conditions, Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions", Haifa, 19 July 2016
  • “Comparative Case Studies of Equality Bodies: What Lessons Learnt for Ukraine?”,Office of the Human Rights Commissioner of the Ukrainian Parliament, Kiev, 27 April 2016
  • "Arab Militaries during and after the Uprising", Dialogues 2016 Series, Agha Khan University, London, 21 January 2015
  • "Constitutionalism in Islamic Countries. Historical Developments and Current Challenges", Seminar Prof Dr Daniel König, Ruprechts-Karl-Universität, Heidelberg, 15 January 2015
  • "Rechtsstaatsförderung als Instrument der Krisenprävention und Stabilisierung: Möglichkeiten und Grenzen", Seminar Prof Dr Sebastian Harnisch, Ruprechts-Karl-Universität, Heidelberg, 12 January 2016
  • "Transitional Justice in Germany, 1945–2015", Conference, "Disasters of Violence, War and Extremism", Forschungszentrum Historische Geisteswissenschaften, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, 4 July 2015
  • "Kinderrechte in Afghanistan zwischen staatlicher Garantie und gesellschaftlicher Realität", Symposium, "Hamida Barmaki: A Life for the Rights of Women and Children in Afghanistan", University, ETC, Graz, 12 May 2015
  • "Colonial Law in the 21st Century – The Framework for Dispute Resolution in Pakistan’s Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA)", REMEP Research School, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, 29 April 2015
  • "Capacity Development in International Rule of Law Assistance", Trilateral Dialogue on Rule of Law Assistance in Peace Operations: EU OSCE and UN Experiences, Center for International Peace Operations / ZIF, Berlin, 11 November 2014
  • "Country Example: Pakistan". International Conference, "Informal Justice as Restorative Justice", Max Planck Foundation und Hamida Barmaki Organization, Kabul, 24 June 2014
  • "New Constitutional Courts in the MENA Region: Towards the Protection of Constitutionalism and Human Rights?", Turan Günes Annual Conferences on Constitutional Law, Koç University Law School, Istanbul, 31 October 2013
  • "Verfassungsberatung: Erfahrungen nach dem 'Arabischen Frühling'", International Conference, "Demokratie- und Rechtsstaatsförderung durch die IRZ - 20 Jahre internationale rechtliche Zusammenarbeit", Berlin, 25 October 2012
  • "Verfassungsberatung für den Übergangsrat in Libyen", Senior Course on Security Policy, Federal College for Security Studies, Berlin, 9 May 2012
  • "Rechtsstaatsaufbau durch Staats- und Verwaltungsrechtsreformen", Conference on Law and Development, Gießen, 23 September 2011
  • "ISAF takes command: The Militarization of Justice Reform in Afghanistan", Heidelberg, 11 May 2010
  • "Civil-Military Cooperation in Building the Rule of Law", Kolloquium "The Dynamics of the Rule of Law", organized by The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HIIL), Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, 27 November 2009
  • "Modern Approaches to Legal Education", MPIL Conference on the Rule of Law in Iraq, Erbil (Irak), 22 September 2009
  • "Grundrechtsdogmatik vs. Scharia? Deutsche Beiträge zu Verfassungsentwicklungen in der Islamischen Welt", Scientific Colloquium, "Internationale Rezeption deutscher Verfassungsprinzipien in der Wissenschaft und Praxis" of the IMPRS for Comparative Legal History, Heidelberg, 12 June 2009
  • "Limits to CIMIC in Building the Rule of Law: Discrepancies between Military and Civilian Concepts of Law", 4th meeting of the Hague Rule of Law Network (HRoLN): Civil-Military Cooperation in Building the Rule of Law, organized by The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law (HIIL) in collaboration with Utrecht University, Utrecht, 24 April 2009
  • "Rechtspluralismus im islamischen Kontext", Conference, "Normative Pluralitäten ordnen", Collaborative Research Centre 700 "Governance in Räumen begrenzter Staatlichkeit", Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung WZB, Berlin, 11 January 2008
  • "Disputes between Government and Parliament, or Members of Parliament", Seminar on Potential Disputes before the Sudanese Constitutional Court in Sudan, Heidelberg, 28 Janaury 2007
  • "Urban Catastrophes: Patterns of Perception and Reaction". EABH Conference: "Risk and Disaster: A Historical Approach", Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, Zürich, 14 December 2006
  • "Von San Francisco bis Messina: Reaktionen auf die Stadtkatastrophen der Jahre 1906-1908". Swiss Re Centre for Global Dialogue, Zürich, 09 October 2006
  • "Brücken über den cultural lag: Das selbstgeschaffene Recht der internationalen Versicherungswirtschaft um 1900". Colloquium on private insurance law by Prof Chr. Armbrüster, Freie Universität Berlin, 17 July 2006
  • "Samoqalaqo kodexi. Die Quellen des postsowjetischen Zivilrechts von Georgien" with Dr. Shalva Papuashvili, "Rechtstransfer in der Geschichte". European Forum of Young Legal Historians, Luzern, 28 May 2005
  • "Harmonisierung von Versicherungsrecht in Europa vor dem Ersten Weltkrieg". Conference, "Das neue Europa und seine Traditionen. Ius privatum, ius canonicum, ius publicum", European Forum of Young Legal Historians, Budapest, 22 May 2003
  • "Standards, Norms, and the Law: The Impact of Industrial Revolution" (with M. Seckelmann), European University Institute, Badia Fiesolana (Italy), 3 June 2002
  • "Transnationales Risikomanagement avant la lettre - Reaktionen der Versicherungswirtschaft auf die Katastrophe von San Francisco (1906)". Gesellschaft für Unternehmensgeschichte / AK Versicherungsgeschichte, Berlin, 4 April 2003



  • "Grundlagen der Rechtsstaatsförderung", Interdepartmental Junior Staff Seminar on Engagement in Fragile States, 20 November 2019
  • "Ressortprinzip und ressortgemeinsames Handeln: Problemanalyse und Positivbeispiel", Interdepartmental Junior Staff Seminar on Engagement in Fragile States, 16 October 2019 (with Gregor Walter-Drop)
  • "Recht ohne Staat", Lecture Series: Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood (Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse), Freie Universität Berlin, 26 June 2018
  • "Access to Justice through Customary Institutions? Translating Theory into Practice", bologna.lab „Law, Society and Development“ (Siddharth de Souza and Thomas Dollmaier), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 13 May 2018
  • "Rechtsprobleme der Rechtsstaatsförderung: Seminar zum Recht der projektbasierten Außen‐ und Entwicklungspolitik" (with Dr. Matthias Kötter), Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, summer semester 2018 
  • "Rechtsstaatsförderung in der Praxis", Seminar of Dr Matthias Kötter, Goethe-Universität, Frankfurt am Main, 6 February 2018
  • "Introduction to Fair Trial Principles for Law Officers", Seminar, Union Attorney General’s Office, Naypyitaw (Myanmar), 18-22 November 2013 
  • "Afghan Election Law", Seminar for the Afghan Electoral Commission, Human Rights Commission and NGOs (organised by the Humboldt Viadrina School of Governance) Dushanbe (Tajikistan), 14-15 January 2012
  • "Experiences from Constitution Drafting and Civil Agreement Processes", Seminar with Israeli civil rights activists, Heinrich-Böll-Foundation, Berlin, 4-5 November 2009
  • "Principles of Federalism", Seminar for the Independent Federal Constitutional Commission and the Parliamentary Constitutional Committee of Somalia, Kampala, 29 June - 10 July 2008
  • "Constitutionalism and the Judiciary", Seminar for members of the Sudanese Constitutional Court and Southern Sudanese Supreme Court, Khartoum, 26 November - 7 December 2006