Dr. Ruth Effinowicz, LL.M., M.A.

Senior Research Fellow
Centre of Expertise on Japan
Supervising Editor of the Zeitschrift für Japanisches Recht / Journal of Japanese Law

Main Fields of Research

Japanese law, comparative law


Ruth Effinowicz studied law at the Universities of Cologne and Paris 1 (Panthéon-Sorbonne) and also completed a program in Japanese studies in Cologne. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on Japanese law at the University of Cologne‘s Institute for International Peace and Security Law (IIPSL), where she worked as a research assistant before taking up a similar post at the Institute for Public International Law at the University of Bonn.

Ruth Effinowicz joined the Institute in April 2020 and heads the Centre of Expertise on Japan. She is, additionally, the managing editor of the Journal of Japanese Law.

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