Professor Anne Peters is an outstanding scholar of international law. Her research focusses on public international law including its history, global governance, and global constitutionalism and on the status of humans in international law. She has also been developing the field of global animal law.
She is a director at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, and honorary professor at the Universities of Basel, Heidelberg, and Freie Universität Berlin. She was visiting professor in Peking and Paris, president of the European Society of International Law and member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law in respect of Germany. Since 2013 she has been serving on the Academic Advisory Council for International Law at the German Federal Foreign Office, and since 2017 on the Executive Board of the German Society of International Law.