Director of the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Research area: Global Constitutionalism and the Internet

Ingolf Pernice is the director of the Walter Hallenstein-Institute for European Constitutional Law. He studied in Marburg, Geneva, Freiburg and at the College of Europe in Bruges. After his legal clerkship at the Higher Regional Court in Munich and his doctorate on European Fundamental Rights, he became an official of the European Commission in Brussels in 1980, first on the topic of competition and later on legal service.

In 1987 he did his state doctorate about ‘equity and hardship clause in public law’ in Bayreuth. In 1993 he joined the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt. Since 1996 he has been a professor of public law, public international law and European law at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From 1997 to 2001 he was a member of the ‘European Forum for Environment and Sustainable Development’ of the European Commission.

In 1997 he founded the Walter Hallstein-Institute for European Constitutional Law and in 1998 the European Constitutional Law Network. He is the host of the lecture series ‘Forum Constitutionis Europae’ (FCE) and ‘Humboldt-Reden zu Europa’ (HRE). Since 2006 he has been leading the DFG – Graduate School ‘Verfassung jenseits des Staates’ (Constitution Beyond the State) and from 2006 to 2008 he was the dean of his faculty.

After his visit as a senior research fellow and guest lecturer at the Law And Public Affairs (LAPA)-Programme in Princeton in 2008/09, he expanded his research from European commercial law, environmental law, currency law and constitutional law to issues of global constitutionalism, for which he deems the Internet to be an essential factor.

Journal Publications and Conference Proceedings:

Pernice, I. (2016). Multilevel constitutionalism and e-democracy. Internet Policy Review. Publication details

Pernice, I. (2015). EU Democratic Legitimacy and Multilevel Constitutionalism in the Digital Age. Conference "European Economic Governance and the Future of European Democracy". European Constitutional Law Network (ECLN). Publication details

Pernice, I. (2013). Informationsgesellschaft und Politik: Vom Neuen Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit zur Global Privacy Governance. HIIG Discussion Paper Series. Publication details

Book contributions and chapters:

Pernice, I. (2016). Multilevel constitutionalism and e-democracy. Internet Policy Review. Publication details

Pernice, I. (2015). EU Democratic Legitimacy and Multilevel Constitutionalism in the Digital Age. Conference "European Economic Governance and the Future of European Democracy". European Constitutional Law Network (ECLN). Publication details

Pernice, I. (2013). Informationsgesellschaft und Politik: Vom Neuen Strukturwandel der Öffentlichkeit zur Global Privacy Governance. HIIG Discussion Paper Series. Publication details

Pernice, I. (2014). The EU – A Citizens’ Joint Venture. Multilevel Constitutionalism and Open Democracy in Europe. In José M. Magone (Ed.), Routledge Handbook of European Politics (pp. 184-201). Abingdon: Routledge. Publication details

Pernice, I. (2013). Die Politik und die Internet-Gesellschaft. In Franzius, C. et al (Eds.), Beharren. Bewegen. Festschrift für Michael Kloepfer zum 70. Geburtstag (pp. 102-118). Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. Publication details

Pernice, I. (2013). Verfassungs- und europarechtliche Aspekte der Transparenz staatlichen Handelns, 2. IFG-Tagung Berlin am 6./7. September 2012. In Dix, A., Franßen, G., Kloepfer, M., Schaar, P., Schoch, F., & Deutsche Gesellschaft für Informationsfreiheit (Eds.), Informationsfreiheit und Informationsrecht Jahrbuch 2013. Berlin: Lexxion. Publication details

Pernice, I. (2015). Global Constitutionalism and The Internet. Taking People Seriously. In R. Hofmann (Ed.), The Pasts and Futures of Law beyond the State. Frankfurt a.M.: Reihe des Frankfurter Exzellenzclusters im Campus Verlag. Publication details

Pernice, I. (2013). Die Politik und die Internet-Gesellschaft. In Franzius, C. (Ed.), Beharren, Bewegen. Festschrift für Michael Kloepfer zum 70. Geburtstag (pp. 715-733). Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. Publication details

Pernice, I. (2014). Die Verfassung der Internetgesellschaft. In A. Blankenagel, Den Verfassungsstaat nachdenken (pp. 171-208). Berlin: Duncker & Humblot. Publication details

Pernice, I. (2015). Das Völkerrecht des Netzes. Konstitutionelle Elemente eines globalen Rechtsrahmens für das Internet. In Biaggini, G., Diggelmann, O., & Kaufmann, C. (Ed), Polis und Kosmopolis: Festschrift für Daniel Thürer. Zürich/St. Gallen, Switzerland: DIKE/ Nomos. Publication details

Lectures and Presentations:


V Congreso del Futuro 2016 (Session: Governing in the 21th Century). Chilean Senat. Congreso, Chile, Santiago, Chile: 23.01.2016

Ingolf Pernice

Global Constitutionalism and the Internet
Festkolloquium zur 100-Jahrfeier der juristischen Fakultät der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt . Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Law Faculty. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt a.M., Germany: 12.06.2014

Ingolf Pernice

Organisation of Events:

The Role of Regulatory Authorities in the Governance of Data Protection
with attending Vip: Marit Hansen, Franziska Boehm. 20.05.2016. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany (International)

Marie-Christine Dähn, Jörg Pohle, Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Die Datenschutz-Richtlinie ist tot – lang lebe die Datenschutz-Grundverordnung!
with attending Vip: Peter Schantz. 11.02.2016. Bibliothek des Walter Hallstein-Instituts für Europäisches Verfassungsrecht, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Walter Hallstein-Institut für Europäisches Verfassungsrecht (National)

Marie-Christine Dähn, Jörg Pohle, Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Interdisziplinärer Workshop: Privacy, Datenschutz & Surveillance
03.12.2015. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: "Strukturwandel der Privatheit" research project (National)

Emma Peters, Hannfried Leisterer, Sebastian Leuschner, Jörg Pohle, Nuri Khadem, Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Interdisciplinary Research on Information Privacy, Surveillance, and Data Protection
Early Stage Researcher Colloquium 2015. 23.09.2015. Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin, Berlin, Germany (International)

Thea Riebe, Jörg Pohle, Rüdiger Schwarz, Osvaldo Saldías, Dr., Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

The Future of Privacy Governance
with attending Vip: Colin J. Bennett, Renata Avila. 29.06.2015. Walter Hallstein Institut für Europäisches Verfassungsrecht, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (International)

Ulrike Höppner, Dr., Jörg Pohle, Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Schutz von Privatsphäre und Daten in Zeiten von Big Data, staatlicher Überwachung und digitaler Grenzenlosigkeit
with attending Vip: Hans-Jürgen Papier. 03.12.2014. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Senatssaal, Under den Linden 6, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: snv (National)

Emma Peters, Hannfried Leisterer, Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Internet Governance. Actors, Technology, Content
From 09.10.2014 to 10.10.2014. Humboldt Institut für Internet und Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (International)

Jörg Pohle, Wolfgang Schulz, Prof. Dr., Larissa Wunderlich, Jeanette Hofmann, Prof. Dr., Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Völkerrecht des Netzes
08.09.2014. Walter-Hallstein Institut, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Office of Foreign Affairs (National)

Emma Peters, Adrian Haase, Osvaldo Saldías, Dr., Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Telekommunikationsüberwachung und Datenabfrage durch staatliche Behörden bei Unternehmen - 3. Werkstattgespräch
01.07.2014. Walter Hallstein-Institut für Europäisches Verfassungsrecht, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Privacy Project der stiftung neue verantwortung (International)

Emma Peters, Hannfried Leisterer, Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Internet Surveillance and Human Rights in Europe - 2. Werkstattgespräch
27.03.2014. Walter Hallstein-Institut für Europäisches Verfassungsrecht, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: Privacy Project der stiftung neue verantwortung (International)

Emma Peters, Hannfried Leisterer, Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Rechtliche Grenzen nachrichtendienstlicher Überwachung der Einzelnen - 1. Werkstattgespräch
24.02.2014. Walter Hallstein-Institut für Europäisches Verfassungsrecht, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: stiftung neue verantwortung (National)

Emma Peters, Hannfried Leisterer, Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.

Fachgespräch zur EU-Datenschutzreform mit dem BMI
27.01.2014. Walter-Hallstein-Institut für Europäisches Verfassungsrecht, Berlin, Germany (National)

Emma Peters, Maximilian von Grafenstein, Jörg Pohle, Rüdiger Schwarz, Osvaldo Saldías, Dr., Ingolf Pernice, Prof. Dr. Dr.