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Research Projects – Overview

The research projects of the Department of Foreign and International Social Law are structured according to the following main areas of work:

Doctoral Group: "Health Law"

  • Acceptability and Reimbursement of Ethically Controversial Medical Procedures in the Public Healthcare System
  • From Wild West to Wunderkind: Comparing Legal Determinants of Telehealth Quality Across Jurisdictions
  • Subjective Rights in the Organ Allocation System
  • Innovation Responsibility of the State for Pharmaceuticals
  • Healthcare and Artificial Intelligence: A Comparative Legal Analysis of a Socio-Technical Pheonomenon

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Doctoral Group: "Adjudication of Social Rights"

  • Acceptance through Opposition Proceedings?
  • Effective Protection of Social Rights through Administrative Control? An Empirical Study of Opposition Proceedings in Social Law
  • Access to Social Rights in Taiwan
  • Legal Protection in Case of Employer's Non-Compliance to Pay Social Security Contributions in China
  • Judicial Enforcement of Social Benefits Provision in Latin America

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Individual Dissertation Projects

  • Post-Licensing Evaluation of Pharmaceuticals as a Basis for Coverage Decisions – The German SHI and the English NHS in Comparison
  • Vulnerability as a Legal Principle
  • Communication between Administration and Citizens in Social Law Proceedings - Legal Comparison between Germany and Taiwan
  • The Constitutional Foundations of the Design of Social Protection in Bulgaria

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The Department for Foreign and International Social Law regularly offers doctoral programs on various subject areas.

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In order to mitigate the economic hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, governments all over Europe have introduced extensive labour market and social policy measures. In response, the question has been raised in public and scholarly debate in how far...


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