Bosko Tripkovic

Colleges, School and Institutes


Dr Tripkovic holds PhD and LLM degrees from the European University Institute, MJur degree from the University of Oxford, and MPhil and LLB degrees from the University of Novi Sad. He has previously worked as a post-doctoral research associate at the European University Institute and as a lecturer at the University of Novi Sad, and he has held visiting positions at New York University and the University of Glasgow. Dr Tripkovic is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Research interests

Dr Tripkovic’s research focuses on the philosophical and moral foundations of constitutional law, EU law, and human rights law. His book ‘The Metaethics of Constitutional Adjudication’, which explores the metaethical foundations of value-based arguments in constitutional adjudication, is available on Oxford Scholarship Online and Oxford University Press websites. Dr Tripkovic has most recently published on the philosophical aspects of the use of foreign law in constitutional reasoning, and on the idea of pluralism in EU law. His latest publications are available on SSRN and Academia. In his current research, Dr Tripkovic explores the metaphysical and normative grounds of human rights law and adjudication.

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Willingness to take PhD students


PhD projects

Dr Tripkovic’s areas of supervision include:
• Jurisprudence/Legal Philosophy
• Constitutional law
• European Union law
• Human rights law

Dr Tripkovic particularly welcomes proposals for postgraduate research with a strong theoretical and/or comparative component. Potential students are invited to get in touch via e-mail to discuss their preliminary research proposals.

Current PhD students
• Adam Metzger, Universalism, Relativism, and the Human Right to Development
• Constantina Lazaridou, Fundamental Rights and the Internal Market
• Marc Johnson, Metaphysics of Parliamentary Sovereignty
• Duaa Hassan, Restrictions of Freedom of Political Expression on Campus

Past PhD students
• Albert Nell, Philosophical Justifications in International Criminal Law Jurisprudence