Jan Ortgies

GPPi Circle of Friends

Jan Ortgies is an associate with an international law firm in Amsterdam. He holds an LLM in international and European law and public international law, an LLB from the University of Amsterdam as well as a BA in international relations (public international law) from the Technical University of Dresden. He spent a semester at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico City, Campus Estado de México. Jan received scholarships from, among others, the German National Merit Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes) and the Robert Bosch Foundation. As the first foreigner and non-native speaker to ever receive that honour, he was awarded in 2013 the prize for best young litigator of the Amsterdam Order of Lawyers (third of the Netherlands).

Jan was a Robert-Bosch fellow with the public international law division of the German Federal Foreign Office in Berlin, the International Court of Justice in The Hague (Judge Simma) and a rule of law programme in Nairobi, Kenya. He was a visiting fellow with the Constitution Building Team of the International Democracy Assistance Group
(IDEA.int) headquarters in Stockholm.

Jan was an intern with the Global Public Policy Institute in February and March 2006. During his internship, his main responsibility was to assist GPPi's research work on the United Nations Learning to Build Peace project. He also supported GPPi’s evolving work on energy security and assisted in a teaching case on Outsourcing to China and India.