Short CV/Education and training

  • Sarah Summers studied law at the University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK (2000 LL.B) and received her doctorate from the University of Zurich, Switzerland for her thesis: Fair Trials: The European Criminal Tradition and the European Court of Human Rights (2006 Dr.iur.).

  • She joined the law school of the University of Zurich in 2001 and worked first as a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Trechsel on his book Human Rights in Criminal Proceedings (Oxford, Oxford University Press 2005) and later at the Chair of Prof. Dr. Schwarzenegger.

  • She was an 'Oberassistenin' in criminal law and criminal procedure law at the University of Zurich from 2007 until 2012. She has been a member of the country section Great Britain and Northern Ireland at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany since 2003 and is currently responsible for the Scotland reports for the International Max Planck Information System for Comparative Criminal Law project.

  • In 2012 she received a SNSF Professorship in order to conduct empirical research in the field of fair trial rights in criminal proceedings in Switzerland (Trial Observation Project).

  • She is an associate editor of the New Criminal Law Review and is on the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Evidence and Proof.

Selected publications

  • The Emergence of EU Criminal Law: Cybercrime and the Regulation of the Information Society, Sarah Summers, Christian Schwarzenegger, Gian Ege and Finlay Young (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014).

  • The Internationalisation of Criminal Evidence: Beyond the Common Law and Civil Law Traditions, John Jackson & Sarah Summers (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012).

  • Fair Trials: the European Criminal Procedural Tradition and the European Court of Human Rights (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2007; the Chinese version, translated by Dr. Kuibin Zhu, School of Law, Southwest Jiaotong University, is available from China University of Political Science & Law Press 2012).

  • Human Rights in Criminal Proceedings, Stefan Trechsel with the assistance of Sarah J. Summers (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

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