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Christoph Grabenwarter



Born in Bruck/Mur (Austria)


Studies of laws and business administration in Vienna


Graduation Dr. iur., University of Vienna


Graduation Dr. rer. soc. Oec., University of Vienna


Research assistant and lecturer at the University of Vienna, Institute for State and Administrative Law


Member of the secretariat of the European Commission of Human Rights, Strasbourg


Research fellow at the Max-Planck-Institute of comparative law and public international law, Heidelberg, Germany

January 1997

Habilitation for Constitutional Law, Administrative Law and Comparative Public Law, University of Vienna Faculty of Law


Visiting professor, University of Linz/Danube

Since 1999

Full professor of Public Law, University of Bonn; Director of the Institute for canon law

2001 - 2005

Member of the independent broadcasting authority, “Bundeskommunikationssenat”, Vienna

 2002 - 2005

Ad-hoc-judge at the European Court of Human Rights

Since 2005

Judge at the Constitutional Court, Vienna; Substitute Judge at the Staatsgerichtshof of Liechtenstein, Vaduz

2002 -  2006

Full professor, University of Graz

Since 2006

Full professor for Public Law, University of Economics and Business Administration, Vienna

Since 2006

Member of the Venice Commission


Author of numerous articles and some books in the field of Austrian and German public law, European Law and the Law of the European Convention on Human Rights.

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