Benedikt Pirker

University of Fribourg

Senior Lecturer

Institute for European Law

Avenue de Beauregard 11

Fribourg, 1700

Switzerland

http://www.unifr.ch/ius/euroinstitut_de/ueber_uns/team/team_mitarbeitende

HSG University of St. Gallen

Visiting Lecturer

Bodanstrasse 6

St Gallen, 9000

Switzerland

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

26

DOWNLOADS

653

SSRN CITATIONS

2

CROSSREF CITATIONS

5

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“  I am currently working on international law and linguistics/pragmatics.  ”

Scholarly Papers (26)

1.

Deporting the Citizens within the European Union: A Counter-Intuitive Trend in Case C-348/09, P.I. v. Overbürgemeisterin der Stadt Remscheid

Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 19, 2013, pp. 369-390
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 19 May 2013 Last Revised: 28 May 2016
Dimitry Kochenov and Benedikt Pirker
University of Groningen - Faculty of Law and University of Fribourg
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Seeing the Forest Without the Trees – The Doubtful Case for Proportionality Analysis in International Investment Arbitration

Highly Commended Essay, Society of International Economic Law/Cambridge University Press Essay Prize 2011
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 14 Sep 2011 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2017
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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international investment law, investment arbitration, proportionality, balancing

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Making Interpretation More Explicit: International Law and Pragmatics

Nordic Journal of International Law, p. 228-266, 2017
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 02 Aug 2017
Benedikt Pirker and Jennifer Smolka
University of Fribourg and Independent
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International Law, Legal Interpretation, Linguistics, Pragmatics, Law and Language, Cognitive Pragmatics, Cognitive Linguistics

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Behördliche Interventionen in Abstimmungskämpfe (Interventions by Public Authorities in Direct Democratic Voting Campaigns)

Forthcoming, Aktuelle Juristische Praxis 2017
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 26 Oct 2017
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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direct democracy, Swiss constitutional law, referenda, interventions by public authorites

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Access to Justice in Environmental Matters and the Aarhus Convention's Effects in the EU Legal Order: No Room for Nuanced Self-Executing Effect?

Review of European, Comparative & International Environmental Law 2016, 81-91
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 10 Aug 2017
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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Aarhus Convention, EU environmental law, EU law, direct effect, EU law and international law

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Territorial Sovereignty and Integrity and the Challenges of Cyberspace

Ziolkowski (Ed.), The Peacetime Regime for State Activities in Cyberspace - International Law, Foreign Affairs and Cyber-Diplomacy, Tallinn 2013
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 03 Aug 2017
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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International law, cyber space, terriorial integrity, territorial sovereignty

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Switzerland and the European Economic Area

Fredriksen and Vedder (eds.), The EEA Agreement - A Commentary, Baden-Baden 2017 (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Aug 2017
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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EU law, European Economic Area, Switzerland, EU-Swiss relations, European Free Trade Association, EU external relations

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The Future of International Law is Cognitive – International Law, Cognitive Sociology and Cognitive Pragmatics

German Law Journal (Forthcoming)
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 24 Aug 2018
Benedikt Pirker and Jennifer Smolka
University of Fribourg and Independent
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International Law, Cognitive Science, Sociology of International Law, International Law and Language, Linguistics, Pragmatics, Cognitive Sociology, Cognitive Linguistics, Cognitive Pragmatics, Relevance Theory

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Mapping the Scope of Application of EU Fundamental Rights: A Typology

European Papers Vol. 3, 2018, No 1, pp. 133-156
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 24 Aug 2018
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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EU Fundamental Rights, Scope of Application of EU Fundamental Rights, Art. 51 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, Scope of EU Law, EU Competences, EU Constitutional Law

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International Law and Pragmatics — An Account of Interpretation in International Law

International Journal of Language & Law (JLL), Vol. 5, 2016
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 02 Aug 2017
Jennifer Smolka and Benedikt Pirker
Independent and University of Fribourg
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International Law, Legal Interpretation, International Law and Linguistics, International Law and Pragmatics, Law and Language, Linguistics, Pragmatics, Cognitive Pragmatics, Cognitive Linguistics

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The Early Case Law of the Eurasian Economic Union Court: On the Road to Luxembourg?

Maastricht Journal for European and Comparative Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 24 Aug 2018
Kirill Entin and Benedikt Pirker
National Research University Higher School of Economics and University of Fribourg
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Eurasian Economic Union, Eurasian Economic Union Court, Regional Integration, Legal Remedies, Direct Effect, Primacy, Free Movement of Goods, Competition Law, Comparative Law, Court of Justice of the European Union

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International Law, Pragmatics and the Distinction between Conceptual and Procedural Meaning

Number of pages: 25 Posted: 24 Aug 2018
Jennifer Smolka and Benedikt Pirker
Independent and University of Fribourg
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international law, legal interpretation, linguistics, pragmatics, Relevance Theory, conceptual meaning, procedural meaning

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Between Discursive and Exclusive Autonomy – Opinion 2/13, the Protection of Fundamental Rights and the Autonomy of EU Law

Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, p. 168-188, December 2015
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Aug 2017
Benedikt Pirker and Stefan Reitemeyer
University of Fribourg and University of Fribourg
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EU Law, Fundamental Rights, EU Constitutional Law, ECHR, EU Accession to the ECHR, Autonomy of EU Law

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Die Übersetzung Von Rechtsprechung Im Wirtschaftsvölkerrecht (The Translation of Case Law in International Economic Law)

trans-kom, Vol. 3(1), p. 26-69, 2010
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 07 Aug 2017
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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Translation Studies, Translation, Case Law, Legal Translation, International Economic Law

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Bosman’s Second Life? The Eurasian Economic Union Court and the Free Movement of Professional Athletes

Forthcoming in Legal Issues of Economic Integration
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 08 May 2019
Benedikt Pirker and Kirill Entin
University of Fribourg and National Research University Higher School of Economics
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EAEU law, EU law, internal market law, fundamental freedoms, horizontal effect, direct effect, free movement of workers, institutional law, judicial remedies, regional integration

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Zum Verlust der Arbeitnehmereigenschaft im Freizügigkeitsabkommen (On the Loss of the Status of a Worker in the Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons)

Aktuelle Juristische Praxis, p. 1217-1225, 2014
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 07 Aug 2017
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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Free Movement of Workers, EU Internal Market Law, Agreement on the Free Movement of Persons, EU-Swiss Relations

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Unionsrechtliche Vorgaben Für Massnahmen Zur Förderung Erneuerbarer Energie Und Die Schweiz (The Requirements of EU Law for Measures Promoting Renewable Energy and Switzerland)

Swiss Review of International and European Law, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 06 Aug 2017
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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Energy Law, EU Energy Law, EU Internal Market Law, Swiss Law, EU-Swiss Relations, Renewable Energy

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The Integration of Switzerland into the Framework of EU Law by Means of the Bilateral Agreements

Müller-Graff and Mestad (Eds.), The Rising Complexity of European Law, Berlin 2014, 39-66.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Aug 2017
Benedikt Pirker and Astrid Epiney
University of Fribourg and University of Fribourg
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Bilateral Agreements, Swiss-EU relations, EU external relations, EU law, parallel interpretation

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Democracy and Distrust in International Law - The Procedural Democracy Doctrine and the Standard of Review Used by International Courts and Tribunals

Gruszczynski and Werner (eds.), Deference in International Courts and Tribunals: Standard of Review and Margin of Appreciation, Oxford 2014, 58-73
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 03 Aug 2017
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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standard of review, international law, procedural democracy doctrine, John Ely, international courts and tribunals, fragmentation

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The Binding Effect of EU Fundamental Rights for Switzerland

Weiss and Thouvenin, The Influence of Human Rights on International Law, Heidelberg 2015, 229-244
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 08 Aug 2017
Astrid Epiney and Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg and University of Fribourg
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EU fundamental rights, Bilateral Agreements, EU-Swiss relations, EU law, EU external relations, European Convention on Human Rights

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Zu Den Für Die Auslegung Der Bilateralen Abkommen Massgeblichen Grundsätzen - Gedanken Zu Bge 140 II 112 (Gerichtsdolmetscher) (On the Relevant Principles of Interpretation for the Bilateral Agreements - Reflections on BGE 140 II 112)

Schweizerisches Zentralblatt für Staats- und Verwaltungswissenschaft, p. 295-312, 2015
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 07 Aug 2017
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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Legal Interpretation, International Law, Bilateral Agreements, EU-Swiss Relations, EU External Relations

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The Case Law of the European Court of Justice on Access to Justice in the Aarhus Convention and Its Implications for Switzerland

Journal of European Environmental & Planning Law, p. 348-366, 2014
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 02 Aug 2017
Astrid Epiney and Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg and University of Fribourg
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EU Environmental Law, Access to Justice, Aarhus Convention, Swiss Law

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Energy Law, EU Law, International Law

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Tobacco Regulation, International Investment Arbitration and the Fragmentation of International Law – The Grand River Enterprises Case

European Journal of Risk Regulation, Vol. 2, pp. 267-273, 2011
Posted: 02 Oct 2011
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg

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fragmentation, international investment law, arbitration, tobacco, public health, Native American law

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Interpreting Multi-Sourced Equivalent Norms: Judicial Borrowing in International Courts

MULTI-SOURCED EQUIVALENT NORMS IN INTERNATIONAL LAW, Tomer Broude & Yuval Shany, eds., Hart, 2010
Posted: 12 Jul 2010 Last Revised: 22 Jul 2010
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg

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Judicial Dialogue, Judicial Borrowing, Homogeneity, MERCOSUR, EFTA, European Economic Area, European Court of Justice

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Kelsen meets cognitive science – The Pure Theory of Law, interpretation, and modern cognitive pragmatics

Accepted for publication in Archiv für Rechts- und Sozialphilosophie 2019
Number of pages: 18
Benedikt Pirker
University of Fribourg
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legal theory, legal philosophy, Kelsen, Pure Theory of Law, interpretation, international law, linguistics, pragmatics, semantics, law and language, Relevance Theory, cognitive linguistics