Dr Anne Thies
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Dr Anne Thies is one the Law School's Deputy Heads of School and the lead of its Athena SWAN initiative. She is member of the University's Diversity and Inclusion Community of Practice (DICOP), its REF 2021 Personal Circumstances Group and its Ethics Committee.
She currently teaches the following courses:
- LLB: Foundations of European Union Law; Public International Law
- LLM: International Trade and WTO Law; International Dispute Settlement; Introduction to International Law
Lead and co-lead PhD supervisor of
- Ahmed Aldhafeeri (2019-), 'The Public Policy Exception to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards'
- Virgilio Lobato Cervantes (2019-), 'A Practical Framework for Addressing EU Data Protection and Privacy Law'
- Selam Abebe (2018-), 'The Role of the Compliance Mechanism of the Paris Agreement in Achieving Equity and Climate Justice'
- Liam Bagshaw (2018-), 'What Role Does International Law Play in Disaster Risk (Reduction)?'
- Zoi Krokida (2016-2020), 'An Evaluation of the EU Regulatory Framework for Hosting Information Society Service Providers' Liability for Copyright and Trade Mark Infringements: Criticisms, Challenges and Recommendations'
- Natasha Georgiou (2013-2019), EU-Russia energy relations and the protection of investors
- Wanni Teo (2011-2016), 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 and UK external relations law, gender equality and external relations law, international trade 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, foreign affairs and gender equality, international trade law, on other legal issues arising at the intersection between EU and international law, and international dispute settlement.
Research groups / Centres
- Member of Global Law at Reading (GLAR)
- Thies, A. (2020) Existence of EU external competence. In: Wesssel, R. A. and Larik, J. (eds.) EU External Relations Law: Text, Cases and Materials. Hart Publishing, pp. 29-60. ISBN 9781509926763
- Thies, A. (2020) The EU’s law and policy framework for the promotion of gender equality in the world. In: Giegerich, T. (ed.) The European Union as Protector and Promoter of Equality. European Union and its Neighbours in a Globalized World (1). Springer, pp. 429-454. ISBN 9783030437633 doi: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-43764-0_22
- Thies, A. (2019) The Lisbon Treaty and EU external relations law: accommodating stakeholders, values, principles and objectives. In: Keleman, R. D., Södersten, A., Spaventa, E., Thies, A. and van Middelaar, L. (eds.) The Lisbon Treaty 10 years on: Success or Failure? Sieps – Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, pp. 63-89. ISBN 918512995X
- Thies, A. (2018) The search for effectiveness and the need for loyalty in EU external relations. In: Cremona, M. (ed.) Structural principles in EU external relations. Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp. 263-290. ISBN 9781782259978
- Cremona, M., Thies, A. and Wessel, R. A., eds. (2017) The European Union and international dispute settlement. Hart Publishing, Oxford, pp320. ISBN 9781509903238
- Thies, A. (2017) European Union member states and state–state arbitration: what's left? In: Cremona, M., Thies, A. and Wessel, R. A. (eds.) The European Union and international dispute settlement. Hart Publishing, Oxford. ISBN 9781509903238
- Cremona, M., Thies, A. and Wessel, R. A. (2017) Introduction. In: Cremona, M., Thies, A. and Wessel, R. A. (eds.) The European Union and international dispute settlement. Hart Publishing, Oxford. ISBN 9781509903238
- 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: https://doi.org/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: https://doi.org/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
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. In her research Anne focuses on European and public international law. She is particularly interested in EU external relations law, gender equality, international trade law, the interrelationships between different international legal systems and international dispute settlement. Her monograph International Trade Disputes and EU Liability was published with Cambridge University Press (2013). She is committed to international collaboration, coedited and published two books in the field of EU external relations law with Hart Publishing (2014, 2017) and contributes to a leading textbook in the field (2020). Anne obtained a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Florence (2010/11). She is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre of European Law, King's College London and Editorial Board Member of ZEuS (Zeitschrift für Europarechtliche Studien, Berliner Wissenschaftsverlag). Anne acts as external examiner (UG, PGT and PGR) and referee for academic publications, scholarship applications and programme accreditation. She is admitted to the German bar as Rechtsanwältin (solicitor/barrister) and trained as a mediator. Anne speaks English, French, German and Italian.
In 2017, Anne established - together with her co-editors Professor Christina Eckes (Amsterdam) and Professor Piet Eeckhout (UCL) - the academic journal Europe and the World - A Law Review, which is the first peer-reviewed academic journal in the field of EU external relations law. It aims to contribute to legal scholarship on the place of Europe in the world, with a particular focus on EU external relations law. She is co-founder and co-convenor (re-elected in 2018) 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 welcomes proposals from prospective doctoral students with an interest in EU external relations law, external relations law and gender equality, international trade law, international dispute settlement, and related issues.