Adele Kirschner is a research fellow at the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law in Heidelberg, Germany. She is also pursuing a PhD, under the supervision of em. Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Wolfrum at the University of Heidelberg. Her doctoral dissertation is concerned with questions of interaction between the human right to water and the law of transboundary water sharing. Prior to joining the Max Planck Foundation she was a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (MPIL) in Heidelberg, Germany from 2010-2012. She was a member of the Institute's project on water conflicts in international law, but also occasionally worked for the Africa Projects of the MPIL’s Global Knowledge Transfer Group. She also gave lectures at the law faculty of the University of Heidelberg, where she taught classes in public international law from 2010-2013.
Adele studied law at the Universities of Heidelberg and Geneva. Her current research interests include questions of extraterritoriality of international human rights law (in particular economic, social and cultural rights), international water law and the interaction of international environmental and human rights law in general.