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Dr. jur. utr. Albin ESER Former Judge, ICTY - International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia; Director Emeritus, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg im Breisgau


Professor Eser studied law at the Universities of Tübingen, Berlin and Würzburg, where he gained his doctorate (Dr. iur. utr.) in 1962. He holds a Master of Comparative Jurisprudence (M.C.J.) from New York University. 1968 Qualification as University Lecturer for the Subjects Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, and Comparative Criminal, University of Tübingen, Germany 1970 Full Professor, then Dean and Vice-President, University of Bielefeld, Germany 1974 Professor, University of Tübingen, Germany 1982 Professor, University of Freiburg, Germany 1982 Director, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law 1971-1988 Higher State Court Judge (in addition to his academic positions), first in Hamm, Westphalia, then in Stuttgart, Germany 1981 Visiting Professor, University of California, Los Angeles, USA 1986/2003 Visiting Professor, Columbia University Law School, New York, USA 2002 Visiting Professor, University of Texas, Galveston, USA 1989-1992 Vice-President, German Research Foundation, Bonn, Germany 1994-1997 Chairman, Humanities and Social Sciences Section, Max Planck Society, Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany 2003 Retirement from Academic Positions 2003 Ad Litem Judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, The Hague, The Netherlands 2008 Visiting Professor, Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan 2009 Visiting Professor, Saint Louis University, Missouri, USA 2010 Visiting Professor, University of Haifa, Israel 2011 Visiting Professor, University of Tasmania, Australia