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Christian Brown Prener

PhD, cand.jur

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Christian Prener is Assistant Professor at the Department of Law, University of Southern Denmark working in the intersection of international human rights law, citizenship and emerging technologies.

Christian’s doctoral research tackles the doctrinal, constitutional- and moral theoretical implications of citizenship revocation laws in Western societies. A revised book version of this research project will be published in mid 2022.  (Denationalisation and its Discontents, Brill 2022) 

Christian has served as an advisor to the Danish Parliament, NGO’s and human rights-lawyers on the human rights-implications of revoking of citizenship from foreign fighters In Syria and is a frequent contributor to Danish media.

Christian is a current research fellow with JUST SOCIETY; a research project aiming to strenghten the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong institutions. 

Previously, Christian has been a Visiting Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) 

Christian holds a Master degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen, a Ph.D from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and received the Danish Ministry of Justice’s Best Thesis Award for his Master Thesis on the ‘Legal Perspectives on Foreign Fighters’.

Christian’s doctoral research tackles from a human rights-based perspective the doctrinal,  constitutional- and moral theoretical implications of citizenship revocation laws in Western societies. A revised book version of this research project will be published in mid 2022.  (The Rise of Denationalisation, Brill 2022) 

Christian has served as an advisor to the Danish Parliament, NGO’s and human rights-lawyers on the human rights-implications of revoking of citizenship from foreign fighters In Syria and is a frequent contributor to Danish media.

Christian’s current research focuses on the legal and ethical implications of AI in particular the challenges and opportunities that arise in regard to mitigating discriminatory decision-making and the possibilities that emerging tech presents to the future of citizenship.  

Christian is a current research fellow with JUST SOCIETY; a research project aiming to strenghten the UN's Sustainable Development Goal 16 on Peace, Justice and Strong institutions. 

Previously, Christian has been a Visiting Researcher at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR) 

Outside his academic work, Christian is a co-founder of the non-profit think tank ‘Copenhagen Institute of Artificial Intelligence (CIAI) dedicated to developing educational programmes that can teach young citizens across the world about the challenges and opportunities presented by emerging technologies (e.g. future of work, automation, privacy and ethics of AI)

Christian holds a Master degree in Law from the University of Copenhagen, a Ph.D from the University of Aarhus, Denmark and received the Danish Ministry of Justice’s Best Thesis Award for his Master Thesis on the ‘Legal Perspectives on Foreign Fighters’.

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD

Award Date: 6. May 2020

Research areas

  • Human Rights
  • citizenship
  • Criminal Law in a Criminologisk Perspectiv
  • Criminal law
  • Penal theory
  • Philosophy of Law
  • legal theory
  • critical legal theory

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