Focus areas: International law, human rights, European Union law wand European Union policies, Security policy, Sustainable development 

Professor Horst Fischer has been teaching the international humanitarian law course at SIPA since 2002 and has taught the international law course in 2005 and 2017. He is involved in setting up the NOHA programme and the exchange with the Venice Human Rights Center (EIUC), Italy. Professor Fischer is also engaged in international cooperation of SMEs to work in developing and emerging economies.