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Staff Profile

Doctor Franziska Sucker

QualificationsLLM, First State Exam in Law, Second State Exam in Law, PhD
Phone 0117178466
Organisational Unit School of Law

International Economic Law (esp. WTO-law, trade linkage debates) and Public International Law.

F ranziska is a Senior Lecturer at the University of the Witwatersrand, School of Law, Johannesburg since June 2011 and a doctoral candidate at the Universität Frankfurt am Main, Germany since 2007. She was a Visiting Research Fellow at the World Trade Institute (WTI), Berne (May-July 2013) and a Visiting Researcher at the South African Institute for Advanced Constitutional, Public, Human Rights & International Law (SAIFAC), Johannesburg (2009 - 2011). Prior to working in South Africa, Franziska was a Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany (2006 - 2010) and a Legal Adviser in the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), Accra (Ghana) for the Good Governance Programme, Revenue Mobilisation Support (RMS) in 2006. From 2007 to 2012 Franziska was admitted to the German bar and worked as a legal practitioner.

Public International Law (LLB)

International Trade Law (LLM)

Advanced International Law (LLM)

Moot (LLB)


'The Case for a Public Interest Clause as a General Exception in Trade Agreements' in UNSW Law Research Paper No. 2015-24 (May 2015) available at SSRN: (together with Gillian Moon)

'Including a General Public Interest Clause in WTO Agreements: A Way Forward in Trade Linkage Debates' in Fourth Biennial Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Working Paper No. 19/2014 (June 2014) available at SSRN:

'Approval of an International Treaty In Parliament: How Does Section 231(2) ‘Bind the Republic’?' in Constitutional Court Review V (2014) 5, 417-434.

International Economic Law and African Development (2014) Siber Ink, Cape Town (South Africa) - Co-editors: Laurence Boulle, Emmanuel T Laryea & Franziska Sucker.

'International Economic Law and African Development - An Introduction' in: L Boulle, E Laryea & F Sucker (eds) International Economic Law and African Development (2014) Siber Ink, Cape Town (South Africa), 1–8 (together with Laurence Boulle & Emmanuel T Laryea)

‘The Movies of Others – Tension between Culture and Trade: The Example of the Audio Visual Co-production Agreement between South Africa and Germany’ in: E Laryea, N Madolo & F Sucker (eds) International Economic Law: Voices of Africa (2012) Siber Ink, Cape Town (South Africa), 55-89. Available at SSRN:

‘Introduction: The Importance of an African Voice in, and Understanding of, International Economic Law’ in: E Laryea, N Madolo & F Sucker (eds) International Economic Law: Voices of Africa (2012) Siber Ink, Cape Town (South Africa), 1–13 (together with Emmanuel T Laryea). Available at SSRN: 94.

International Economic Law: Voices of Africa (2012) Siber Ink, Cape Town (South Africa) - Co-editors: Emmanuel T Laryea, Nokuhle Madolo & Franziska Sucker. (Book Review by Elimma C Ezeani, in: International Human Rights Law Review (2012) 2 (2), 373-377).

‘A ‘valódi’ alkotmányjogy panasz és elbírálásának f?bb jellemz?i – nemzetközi Kitekintés’ in: Alkotmánybírósági Szemle (2011) 2 (2), 64-76 (together with PD Dr Konrad Lachmayer (Austria), Dr Matthias Hartwig (Germany), Prof Leonardo Álvarez Álvarez (Spain), Vlastimil Göttinger (Czech Republic))  -  (title -englThe ‘real’ constitutional complaints and the examination of the main features – international prospects; -dt: Die ‘echte’Verfassungsbeschwerde und die Hauptzüge ihrer Beurteilung. Internationaler Ausblick; journal engl Hungarian Constitutional Court Review; -dt: Zeitschrift für Verfassungsgerichtsbarkeit).

‘Audiovisuelle Medien innerhalb der WTO: Dienstleistung, Ware und/oder geistiges Eigentum?’ in Zeitschrift für Urheber- und Medienrecht (2009) 53 (1), 30-39 - (title engl: Audiovisual Media insight the WTO: Services, Goods and/or Intellectual Property?, journal engl: Journal for Copyright and Media Law).

‘Freiheit – Sicherheit – Öffentlichkeit: Eine Einleitung‘ in: F Arndt et al (eds) Freiheit – Sicherheit – Öffentlichkeit: 48. Assistententagung Öffentliches Recht 2008 Heidelberg (2009) Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden et al (Germany), 1-11 - (together with F Arndt, N Betz, A Farahat, M Goldmann, M Huber, R Keil, P Láncos, J Schaefer, M Smrkolj & S Valta) - (title engl: Freedom - Security - Public).

Freiheit – Sicherheit – Öffentlichkeit: 48. Assistententagung Öffentliches Recht (2008) Heidelberg (2009) Nomos Verlag, Baden-Baden et al (Germany) - Co-editors: F Arndt, N Betz, A Farahat, M Goldmann, M Huber, R Keil, P Láncos, J Schaefer, M Smrkolj, F Sucker & S Valta.

Book Review – Global and European Law Books Review Programme: Voon, Tania (ed) ‘Cultural Products and the World Trade Organization’ New York: Cambridge University Press, (11/16/2007):

Europäisches Staatskirchenrecht, Leipziger Juristische Vorträge, vol 47 (2001) Leipziger Universitätsverlag, Leipzig (Germany) - (title engl: European state church law) -  monograph.