Luzius Wildhaber

Luzius Wildhaber (* 18. January 1937 in Basel) is a Swiss lawyer. He is since 1998 a president of the European Court of Justice for human rights.

It studied jurisprudence in Basel, Paris, Heidelberg, London and Yale. it attained a doctorate to 1961 in Basel to the Dr. jur. To the Yale Law School it received the LL.M. to 1965. (Master OF Laws) and 1968 the J.S.D. (Doctor OF Juridical Science). From 1968 to 1977 it was active at the University of Freiburg in the Üchtland, since 1971 as a professor. From 1977 to 1998 he was a professor for people, state and administrative law and comparative public law at the University of Basel.

Its judge career began as a judge of the highest Court of Justice of Liechtenstein (1975 to 1988, assigned of prince Franz Josef II.); from 1989 to 1994 he was a judge to administrative tribunal of the inter+American development bank. 1991 it was then appointed to the European Court of Justice for human rights. When these 1998 into constantly meeting court one converted, Wildhaber became its first president.

In July 2000 it played briefly an important political role, when it was assigned of the European Union the selection of a dreiköpfigen advice of the ways, that should judge the human right situation in Austria. As reaction to the participation of the FPÖ in the government in February 2000 the remaining European Union states had frozen their relations with Austria; the appraisal of the advice should defuse this crisis.

see also

list of the judges at the European Court of Justice for human rights

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