Staff Profile:Dr Anne Thies
- Dr Anne Thies
- Job Title:
- Associate Professor
Dr Anne Thies currently teaches the following courses:
- LLB: Foundations of European Union Law; Public International Law
- LLM: International Dispute Settlement; The EU in the World; International Law and World Order; Contemporary Issues in International Law; European Legal Frameworks: Constitutionalism, Democracy and Citizenship
She is the Law School's European Engagement Officer, Senior Tutor for postgraduate students, responsible for the staff research seminar series and, together with Dr Alison Bisset, the PG study trip to Geneva.
Lead and co-lead PhD supervisor of:
- Natasha Georgiou (2013-), EU-Russia energy relations and the protection of investors
- Wanni Teo (2011-), Privacy and data surveillance in European Union Counter-Terrorism Action
- David Yuratich (2010-2014), The Court of Justice of the European Union and Models of EU Democracy
- Areas of Interest:
EU external relations law, EU constitutional law, public international law, international dispute settlement
Postgraduate research opportunities: Dr Thies is interested in receiving proposals for MRes and doctoral study in European and international law, in particular in the area of EU external relations law, on other legal issues arising at the intersection between EU and international law, and international dispute settlement.
- Research groups / Centres:
YNumber of items: 13.
- Cremona, M. and Thies, A., eds. (2014) The European Court of Justice and EU external relations law: constitutional challenges. Modern studies in European Law. Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp298. ISBN 9781849465045
- Thies, A. (2014) General principles in the development of EU external relations law. In: Cremona , M. and Thies, A. (eds.) The European Court of Justice and EU external relations law: constitutional challenges. Modern studies in European Law. Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 139-163. ISBN 9781849465045
- Cremona, M. and Thies, A. (2014) Introduction. In: Cremona, M. and Thies, A. (eds.) The European Court of Justice and EU external relations law: constitutional challenges. Modern studies in European law. Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 1-11. ISBN 9781849465045
- Isiksel, T. and Thies, A. (2013) Changing subjects: rights, remedies and responsibilities of individuals under global legal pluralism. Global Constitutionalism, 2 (2). pp. 151-159. ISSN 2045-3825 doi: 10.1017/S2045381713000117
- Thies, A. (2013) EU membership of the WTO: international trade disputes and judicial protection of individuals by EU Courts. Global Constitutionalism, 2 (2). pp. 237-261. ISSN 2045-3825 doi: 10.1017/S2045381713000105 (Special issue on 'Changing subjects: rights, remedies and responsibilities of individuals under global legal pluralism' edited by Turkuler Isiksel and Anne Thies)
- Isiksel, T. and Thies, A., eds. (2013) Special issue on 'Changing Subjects: Rights, remedies and responsibilities of individuals under global legal pluralism'. Global Constitutionalism (Special Issue), 2 (2). Cambridge University Press, pp194.
- Thies, A. (2013) International trade disputes and EU liability. Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp224. ISBN 9781107009660
- De Witte, B. and Thies, A. (2013) Why choose Europe? The place of the European Union in the architecture of international legal cooperation. In: Von Vooren, B., Blockmans, S. and Wouters, J. (eds.) The EU's role in global governance: the legal dimension. Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 23-38. ISBN 9780199659654
- Thies, A. (2012) Le devoir de coopération loyale dans le cadre de l’action extérieure. In: Neframi, E. (ed.) Objectifs & compétences dans l’Union européenne. Bruylant, Brussels, pp. 311-336. ISBN 9782802735380
- Thies, A. (2012) Shared competence and the EU Member States’ obligation to refrain from unilateral external action: PFOS and beyond. In: Diez-Hochleitner, J., Martinez Capdevila, C., Blazquez Navarro, I. and Frutos Miranda, J. (eds.) Recent trends in the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the EU (2008-2011). La Ley, Madrid, pp. 703-728. ISBN 9788490200513
- Thies, A. (2011) The 'locus standi' of the regions before EU courts. In: Panara, C. and De Becker, A. (eds.) The Role of the Regions in EU Governance. Springer, Berlin, pp. 25-53. ISBN 9783642119026
- Thies, A. (2009) The impact of general principles of EC law on its liability regime towards retaliation victims after FIAMM. European Law Review, 34 (6). pp. 889-913. ISSN 0307-5400
- Thies, A. (2004) Case C-93/02, Biret International SA v. Council, judgment of the Full Court of 30 September 2003,  ECR I 10497 - Biret and beyond: the status of WTO rulings in EC law. Common Market Law Review, 41 (6). pp. 1661-1682. ISSN 0165-0750
- Commentary on Articles 230-233 EC in: Herzog, Campbell, Zagel (eds.), Smit & Herzog on the Law of the European Union - A Commentary of the Treaties, 2008, inter alia on the availability of (primary legal) remedies for individuals and the European Courts' legality review
- Case annotation on the judgments of 14 December 2005, Court of First Instance in Cases T-69/00, T-151/00, T-301/00, T-320/00,T-383/00 and T-135/01 FIAMM et al., 43 Common Market Law Review (2006), 1145-1168
- Commentary on Articles 281-287 and 289-307 EC for an online-based project of LexisNexis (published online in 2005), inter alia on the relevance of international agreements in the European legal system
- 'Biret and beyond: The status of WTO rulings in EC Law' 41 Common Market Law Review (2004), 1661-1682
Book reviews on:
- Federico Ortino, 'Basic Legal Instruments for the Liberalisation of Trade: A Comparative Analysis of EC and WTO Law', 2004, 43 Common Market Law Review (2006), 611-612
- Thomas Cottier/Matthias Oesch, 'International Trade Regulation: Law and Policy in the WTO, the European Union and Switzerland - Cases, Materials and Comments', 2005, 43 Common Market Law Review (2006), 1768-1770
Recent Conference Papers:
- "The function, scope and content of the principle of effectiveness in EU in external action" at the Workshop on Structural Principles in EU External Relations Law, organised by Professor Marise Cremona, 20 and 21 November 2014, European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy
- "The European Union and the World Trading System" at the international conference on "The European Union's External Action in Times of Crisis", organised by Professors Manuel López Escudero and Luis Miguel Hinojosa Martínez, 28-29 November 2013, Department of Public International Law and International Relations, Universidad de Granada, Spain
- "Can discrimination on grounds of nationality ever be obligatory?" at the "International Symposium on The EU between "an ever closer union" and inalienable policy domains of Member States", organised by Professor Thomas Giegerich, 21-23 March 2013, Europa-Institut, Saarland University, Germany
- "The implications of the Member States' obligation to speak with one voice in international for a for (their equality in) EU decision-making" at the exploratory workshop "Outside-In: Tracing the Imprint of the European Union's External Action on Its Constitutional Landscape", organised by Christina Eckes, 14 and 15 June 2012, Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance, University of Amsterdam
- "General principles in the development of EU external relations law", Conference on "The Court of Justice of the European Union and External Relations Law: constitutional challenges, 19 and 20 April 2012, co-organised with Marise Cremona (President of the European University Institute), European University Institute, Italy
- "Why choose Europe? The Place of the European Union in the Architecture of International Cooperation", co-authored with Bruno de Witte, Conference on "The Legal Dimension of Global Governance: What Role for the EU?", 13-14 October 2011, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, organised by the Centre for European Constitutionalization and Security (CECS) at the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, the European Research in Copenhagen Initiative (EURECO) and the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, with the support of the Centre for the Law of EU External Relations
- "Shared competence and the EU Member States' obligation to refrain from unilateral external action: PFOS and beyond", UAM International Conference on EU Law - Recent Trends in the Case Law of the Court of Justice of the EU (2008-2011), 14 and 15 July 2011, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Faculty of Law, Spain
- "EU membership of the WTO: international trade disputes and judicial protection of individuals by EU Courts", Workshop on "Changing Subjects: Rights, Remedies and Responsibilities of Individuals Under Global Legal Pluralism" (co-organised with Dr Turkuler Isiksel, EUI & Columbia, NY), 7 May 2011, EUI, Florence, Italy
- "Loyalty and its limits: competences and cooperation duties in European external relations", Conference on EU External Relations Law and Policy in the post-Lisbon Era, 13-14 January 2011, Sheffield Centre for International and European Law, School of Law, Sheffield
- "Loyalty obligations of the Member States in the context of EU external relations", 24 November 2010, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, EUI, Fiesole, Italy
- "Le devoir de coopération loyale dans le cadre de l'action extérieure", Colloque: Objectifs & compétences dans l'Union européenne, organised by Professor Eleftheria Neframi (Université Paris 13), 10 December 2010, OECD, Paris
- "The Reception of International Law by the European Court of Justice", Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group, 18 February 2010, New College, Oxford.
- "The impact of general principles of EC law on its liability regime towards retaliation victims afterFIAMM", panel discussion on "Kadi and FIAMM: Sharper Divisions between the EC and the International Legal Orders?", 13 May 2009, BIICL, London.
- "The impact of general principles of Community law on Community liability in the context of international trade disputes", Workshop Interest Group International Economic Law, 3rd Biennial Conference of ESIL, 4-6 September 2008, Heidelberg.
- "Liability of the EC in the absence of unlawfulness - AG Maduro's Opinion in FIAMM", 8th Annual WTO Conference, 13-14 May 2008, London.
- Comment on Piet Eeckhout's paper "EC Law and UN Security Council Resolutions - In Search of the Right Fit", 46th London-Leiden Meeting, 30 June 2007, London.
- First State Exam in Law (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich); Second State Exam in Law and admission as Rechtsanwaltin (barrister/solicitor) in Munich; LL.M. (London School of Economics), Ph.D. (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat, Munich)
Anne joined the Law School in September 2007. Before joining the School she taught EU law at King's College London and Saarland University, and international dispute settlement at the University of Basel. In her research Anne focuses on EU law and public international law. She is particularly interested in EU external relations law, the interrelationships between different international legal systems and international dispute settlement. She has written a monograph on International Trade Disputes and EU Liability (Cambridge Studies in European Law and Policy series, CUP, 2013). Anne obtained a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Florence (2010/11) and has since collaborated closely with Professor Marise Cremona (EUI) on current issues of EU external relations law. Anne is admitted to the German bar as Rechtsanwältin (solicitor/barrister) and also trained as a mediator. She is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre of European Law, King's College London, Editorial Board Member of ZEuS (Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien, Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag), and Book Review Editor of the Yearbook of European Law (OUP). Anne has acted as external examiner and referee for articles, edited collections and monographs (e.g. European Public Law, CUP, OUP). She is co-founder of the Interest Group "The EU as a Global Actor" of the European Society of International Law (ESIL), which was launched in September 2012, and interested in international collaborative projects in that field. Anne speaks English, French, German and Italian.