Visiting professors and visiting lecturers

Peter Gjortler MA

Visiting Lecturer
Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

PhD cand. (University of Copenhagen)
M.A. Law (University of Copenhagen, 1985)
B.A. Economics (University of Copenhagen, 1986)

Significant Professional Experience:

  • Legal adviser at the Court of Justice of the European Union, 2018-2020
  • Director, Lexnet European Information, since 1991 
  • Senior Lecturer, Riga Graduate School of Law, 1999-2016
  • Advokat, Copenhagen and Bruxelles, since 1995
  • Director, European Institute Denmark, 2001-2004
  • Associate Professor, University of Copenhagen 1985-2004
  • Judge, Danish High Court, 2000-2001
  • Legal Secretary, European Court of Justice, 1986-1990
  • Head of Section, Danish Ministry of Justice, 1985-1991


  • The case of Denmark. In: Voting, the European Union and the Constitution. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017, pp. 65-90.
  • Two Approaches to European Integration – Denmark and Latvia. In: L’Europe en Pièce, 2016, Le Manuscrit, pp. 255-274.
  • Magna Carta and the Charter of the European Union. In: The Rights and Aspirations of the Magna Carta, Springer, 2016, pp. 155-175.
  • European Union and Danish Perspectives on CSR, chapter in Corporate Social Responsibility in Comparative Perspective, Council on International Law and Politics, 2014
  • Application of Human Rights by the Court of Justice of the European Union. - Latvian Supreme Court Bulletin, 2012
  • Corporate Social Responsibility - Recent European Union Initiatives & the Danish Experience, Indiana Intl & Comparative Law Review, 2011
  • Application of Council Directive 2003/8/EC of 27 January 2003 on legal aid and on the legal compliance of the national transposing measures, report on Denmark, DBB Law, 2010
  • Harmful Traditional Practices in the European Union, report on Denmark, Center for International Research, 2010
  • Recovery of Maintenance Obligations, report on Latvia, University of Genoa, 2008
  • EU Retspraksis (Jurisprudence of the EU), EU-ret og Menneskeret, 2007
  • Changes to the EU Public Procurement Regime, Van Mens & Wisselink, 2006
  • Inddragelse af arbejdsmiljø ved udbud (Consideration of the working environment in connection with public procurement), Kommunernes Landsforening, 2003
  • Udvikling af det nordiske lovgivningssamarbejde under påvirkning af EU og EØS (Development of the Nordic Legislative Co-operation under Influence from the EU and the EEA), Nordic Council of Ministers, 2001
  • Introduction of the Euro, Europarättslig Tidsskrift, Stockholm 1999
  • Regles de concurrence applicables aux autorités publiques danoises exer?ant des activités commerciales, Annales de l'Université des Sciences Sociales de Toulouse, 1997