Short CV/Education and training


  • 1997 – 1999
    Research Fellow and Lecturer, French-German Legal Institute, Department of French Public Law, Saarland University, Germany

  • 1999 – 2001
    Visiting scholar Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany. Doctoral project: Permanent Neutrality and the European Union

  • 2001 – 2003
    Research fellow and lecturer (Attaché temporaire d’enseignement et de recherche), Law Faculty, Université Robert Schuman, Strasbourg, France

  • 2003 – 2006
    Post-Doctoral fellow at the Institute for European and German Administrative Law at the University of Heidelberg, Germany

  • 2006 – 2008
    Post-doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and Public International Law, Heidelberg, Germany

  • 2008 – 2009
    Post-doctoral research fellow at the German University of Administrative Sciences, Speyer, Germany, Chair of Public and Comparative Law

  • 2009 – 2013
    Post-doctoral research fellow and lecturer at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics, University of Zurich (WHO Collaborating Center for Bioethics)

  • 2013 – 2017
    SNSF-Professorship, Institute of Law, University of Zurich, Project: Juridification of global health concerns: implications for health prevention, treatment and health systems


  • 1993
    Maîtrise (master's degree) in Public Law, University of Poitiers, France. Focus on European law, international public law and international relations Maîtrise (master's degree) in Public Law, Philipps University, Marburg, Germany. Focus on German constitutional and civil law

  • 1994
    Diplôme d’études approfondies (postgraduate degree) in General Public Law, University of Poitiers, France. Certificate in Law for European students, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

  • 1997
    Certificate in European Law, European Institute, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany

  • 2004
    Doctoral degree (doctor iuris) awarded by Saarland University, Law Faculty, Saarbrücken, Germany, summa cum laude (with highest honor). Doctoral degree (doctor iuris) awarded by the University of Poitiers, Law Faculty, Poitiers, France. Très honorable avec les félicitations du jury (with highest honor) Title: Permanent Neutrality and the European Union

Selected publications

  • S. Dagron, La neutralité permanente et l’Union européenne, Nomos, Munich, 2010, 510 p.

  • C. Brolan, S. Dagron, L. Forman, R. Hammonds, L. Abdul Latif, A. Waris, Health Rights beyond Borders: Including Non-Nationals in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, Editorial in: Bulletin of the World Health Organization, Vol. 91 (2013) 10.

  • S. Dagron, Die International Conference on Harmonization of Technical Requirements for Registration of Pharmaceuticals for Human Use (ICH) in: C. Lenk, G. Duttge, H. Fangerau (Eds.), Handbuch Ethik und Recht der Forschung am Menschen, Springer, 2014, in press.

  • S. Dagron, Global Harmonization through public-private Partnership: The case of pharmaceuticals, IRPA Working Paper 2012 (peer reviewed), Publication Online (, p. 1-24.

  • S. Dagron, Droit à la santé et jurisprudence constitutionnelle: les enseignements de l’expérience allemande, in : Les voyages du droit, Mélanges en l’honneur de Dominique Breillat, LGDJ, Paris, 2011, p. 155-169.

  • S. Dagron, Die demokratische Legitimation des französischen nationalen Ethikrates, Die Verwaltung 44 (2011), p. 1-39.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Swiss National Science Foundation-Project on global health law (2013-today)

  • Swiss National Science Foundation-Project on regulating pharmaceuticals (2009-2013)

  • Joint Project with the WHO regional office for Europe to assist national TB programme in promoting further human rights in the management of MDR/XDR-TB (2014-2015)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the Editorial Committee of the Journal Bioethica Forum since 2010

  • Member of the TB Ethics and human rights guidance expert group at WHO (2015)


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