Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov
Professor of Legal Studies and Senior Research Fellow, Central European University, Budapest and Vienna
Resident at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:November 2023
Research topic at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften:»Making the Killings and Enslavements by Proxy Legal: The EU and Its Lawlessness Law« (with Sarah Ganty)
The EU created an outsourced system of torture, killing and enslavement of the racialized former colonials by equipping criminal militias in the Mediterranean to make sure that migrants' rights, including the right to life, as well as the right to seek asylum / protection in the EU are systemically violated. While the courts are silent, new secret agreements are being concluded with the least safe countries in the world to paralyze human rights protection and empower mass abuse by proxy. The EU spends hundreds of millions of taxpayers' money to perfect the deadliness of the Mediterranean in the hope that killing and abuse, which the EU has organized would dissuade the victims of citizenship from coming. The criminal policy resulted in dozens of thousands of deaths, turning EU's periphery in the deadliest place on Earth for non-white migrants. Understanding the legal tools deployed to turn the law upside down by making the illegal legal and the unlawful - lawful - the stepping stones of EU lawlessness law, are at the heart of my enquiry. (Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov)
Research partner:Dimitry Kochenov was invited by Sandra Seubert, Professor of political science with a focus on political theory at Goethe University Frankfurt. His stay is supported by the research training group »Standards of Governance« (University of Darmstadt) and its »Mercator Fellowship Program«. While at the Institute he also works together with Sarah Ganty .
Scholarly profile of Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov Professor Dimitry Vladimirovich Kochenov leads the Rule of Law Workgroup at CEU (Central European University) Democracy Institute and teaches at the Department of Legal Studies.
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Main areas of research:Principles of law in the global context: rule of law, citizenship, the enforcement of EU values
- Citizenship, MIT Press 2019.
- EU Enlargement and the Failure of Conditionality, Kluwer 2008.