Julian W. März

Julian W. März, Dr. iur.

PhD Student



Julian has a background in law, bioethics, and medicine. He studied law with a specialisation in human rights law, international and comparative law, and economic law at the Institut d’études politiques (IEP) de Paris and at the Universities of Oxford and Munich. He holds a master’s degree from the IEP de Paris (2016) and a Doctorate in Law (Dr. iur.) from the University of Passau (2020). He is currently in the last year of the German State Diploma and a Doctorate in Medicine (Dr. med.) at the University of Regensburg and the German Cancer Research Center (specialisms: medical genetics; immunology and infectious diseases; medical ethics and law). He has also worked as a research affiliate for the Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences of the University of Cambridge and as an adjunct lecturer in health and human rights at the IEP de Paris.

Julian joined the IBME as a Postgraduate Bioethics Fellow in autumn 2020 and became a Ph.D. candidate in Biomedical Ethics and Law in spring 2021. 

Research Interests

  • Public Health Ethics, Law & Policy
  • Law and Ethics of Reproductive Medicine 
  • Human Rights-Based Approaches to Health 
  • Legal and Bioethical Aspects of Biomedical Innovation 
  • Comparative Health Law and Comparative Bioethics

Ongoing Projects (selection)

  • The Best Interests of the Child Principle and the Practice of Surrogacy in a Globalised World (Ph.D. thesis)
  • Proportionality: A Guiding Principle in Public Health Law, Ethics and Policy in Times of Crisis
  • Ethical and Legal Aspects of COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates in the WHO Europe Region


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