Troels is currently conducting doctoral research on a harmful ‘chilling effect’ on freedom of expression as identified by the ECtHR under supervision of Professor Ian Walden and Jonathan Griffiths (

His main research area and interests are: ECtHR Article 10 jurisprudence; comparative regional jurisprudence of freedom of expression – US Supreme Court, Inter-American Court of HR, German Constitutional Court and others; freedom of expression conflicts with rights of privacy, IP and access to justice.

Main publications include: ‘A Comparative Study of Costs in Defamation Proceedings Across Europe’, 2008, Oxford University; ‘Danish Legislation Regarding Defamation and Privacy’ – Chapter in ‘Carter-Ruck on Libel and Privacy’, Butterworths LexisNexis, 2010.