Graduate Associate


Andreas von Staden

Ph.D. (2009)

Robertson Hall

Andreas's principal research interests revolve around the role of law in international relations. In his dissertation, defended in October 2009, he addresses the record of compliance with the judgments of the European Court of Human Rights. Combining legal and political science perspectives with statistical analysis and country case studies, the dissertation sheds light on the causal mechanisms underlying the variance in state responses to adverse judgments rendered by the Court. Other current research concerns the legal regulation of transnational investments through bilateral investment treaties (BITs), and the political and legal function of rules of exception in international economic law.

Before coming to Princeton, he worked for several years as a strategy consultant at Accenture, where he focused on the financial services industry. A native of Hamburg, Germany, Andreas holds master's degrees from Hamburg University, Yale, and Princeton, and is a three-time attender of the Hague Academy of International Law.

Life after LAPA

Research Associate & Lecturer, Research Cluster on “The Formation of Normative Orders,” Project on Transnational Justice and Democracy, Institute of Political Science, Technical University Darmstadt, Darmstadt, Germany (since May 2008)


“Private Litigation in a Public Law Sphere: The Standard of Review in Investor-State Arbitrations,” Yale Journal of International Law 35 (forthcoming Spring 2010) (with William Burke-White)

“The Politics of the Rule of Law,” Review Essay, International Studies Review 11:2 (2009): 358-364

“Legitimitätsaspekte des europäischen Menschenrechtssystems,” [“Legitimacy Aspects of the European Human Rights System], in Ingo Take (ed.), Legitimes Regieren jenseits des Nationalstaats: Unterschiedliche Formen von Global Governance im Vergleich, 146-172 (Nomos, 2009)

“Non-Precluded Measure Provisions, the State of Necessity, and State Liability for Investor Harms in Exceptional Circumstances,” in Mary H. Mourra & Thomas E. Carbonneau (eds.), Latin American Investment Treaty Arbitration: The Controversies and Conflicts, 105-162 (Kluwer, 2008) (with William Burke-White)

“Investment Protection in Extraordinary Times: The Interpretation and Application of Non-Precluded Measure Provisions in Bilateral Investment Treaties,” Virginia Journal of International Law 48 (2008): 307-410 (with William Burke-White)