Prof. Dr. Michael Krennerich is a senior researcher at the Chair of Human Rights and Human Rights Politics of the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). He holds a doctorate in Political Science, Philosophy and Public Law from Heidelberg University (Germany). His PhD thesis on ‘Elections and Civil Wars in Central America’ (1996) received the 1997 prize of the Association for European Research on Central America and the Caribbean. After working as a Research Fellow, among others, at the University of Heidelberg, the Inter-American Institute for Human Rights (Costa Rica) and the Ibero-American Institute in Hamburg he has been engaged in consulting activities in the field of electoral reforms and human rights politics in Europe, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Coming back to university, he was qualifying for professor with his habilitation treatise about ‘Social Human Rights—between Law and Politics’ (2013) at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg. Michael Krennerich is the chair-person of the Nuremberg Human Rights Centre, and one of the coordinators of the German network of human rights organisations (Forum Menschenrechte). He is also co-founder and co-editor of the academic journal ‘Zeitschrift für Menschenrechte—Journal for Human Rights’.