Peter-Tobias Stoll is a professor for public law and international law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Göttingen and the acting managing director of the Institute for International Law and European Law. His research focuses on the global rule of law. International law, literally the law between nations, is a subject which by definition is situated at global and transregional levels. Today, however, research in international law is not confined to this „global“ level. It also includes the many interactions with several other layers of legal structures, such as national and regional systems as well as their interactions and thus also transregional aspects. Tobias Stoll has done much research on economic regulations in terms of trade and investment and its interrelationship with human rights, labour standards, and the protection of the environment. As Tobias is also the German Director of the Sino-German Institute for Legal Studies of the universities of Göttingen and Nanjing, he is particularly interested in the ways that international and national legal concepts have impacted legal developments in the PR China and vice versa. He has engaged in several interdisciplinary research projects on economic regulation, the environment and establishment of property rights on culture.
Tobias Stoll has studied law and political sciences in Hamburg, Lausanne and Bonn and obtained his doctorate at Kiel University and his habilitation at the Heidelberg Faculty. Before joining the Göttingen Faculty, he has been senior research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign Public Law and Public International Law, Heidelberg. Stoll has published widely on trade and environmental as well as on EU issues. He is one of the co-chairs of the Interest Group for International Economic Law of the European Society for International Law (ESIL) and is a member of the Committee on Sustainable Development and the Green Economy in International Trade Law of the International Law Association (ILA). He served as advisor and expert to the Federal government, the German Bundestag and the United Nations.