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Justice and individual responsibility

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
Plenary / Panel
german language

Speakers

Professor of Criminal Law and Philosophy of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg
Professorin, Institut für Europarecht, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Wien
Judge of the Appeals Chamber, Special Court for Sierra Leone, Freetown; Vice President, UN Committee on the Right of the Child, Geneva
Präsident, Österreichische Juristenkommission, Wien Chair

Dr. iur. Reinhard MERKEL

Professor of Criminal Law and Philosophy of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg

 Studium der Rechtswissenschaft, der Philosophie und der Literaturwissenschaft in Bochum, Heidelberg und München
1977 Erstes juristisches Staatsexamen, München
1980 Zweites juristisches Staatsexamen, München
1985-1988 Assistent am Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, München
1988-1990 Redakteur der Wochenzeitung "Die Zeit" (Feuilleton)
1993 Promotion ("Strafrecht und Satire im Werk von Karl Kraus"), München
1997 Habilitation ("Früheuthanasie"), Frankfurt am Main
1998 Ruf an die Universitäten Bielefeld und Rostock
1999 Ruf an die Universität Hamburg
seit 2000 Professor für Strafrecht und Rechtsphilosophie, Universität Hamburg

Dr. Verica TRSTENJAK

Professorin, Institut für Europarecht, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Wien

1985 Diplom, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Ljubljana, Slowenien
1985-1988 Oberlandesgericht Ljubljana, Slowenien
1987 Juristisches Examen
1990-1993 Sekretärin in der Nationalversammlung der Republik von Slowenien
1991 Master, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Ljubljana, Slowenien
1994-1996 Stellvertretende Staatssekretärin im Ministerium für Forschung und Technologie, Slowenien
1995 Doktorat, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät Maribor, Slowenien
1996-2000 Staatssekretärin im Ministerium für Forschung und Technologie, Slowenien
1996-2001 Dozentin, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Maribor, Slowenien
2000 Generalsekretärin der Regierung der Republik Slowenien
2001-2006 Außerordentliche Professorin, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Maribor, Slowenien
2004-2006 Richterin am Gericht erster Instanz der Europäischen Gemeinschaften, Luxemburg
seit 2006 Ordentliche Professorin, Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Universität Maribor, Slowenien (venia legendi Zivilrecht und Europarecht)
 Gastprofessoren:
 Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Deutschland, 1998
 Wirtschaftsuniversität, Wien, Österreich, 1997
 Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, Deutschland, 2002
 Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät Heidelberg, Deutschland, 2008
 Rechtswissenschaftliche Fakultät Wien, Österreich, 2008
 Universität Hamburg, Deutschland, 2009
 Universität Bonn, Deutschland, 2011
 Universität Salzburg, Östereich 2011
 Universität Zürich, Schweiz 2011
 Universität Liechtenstein, Liechtenstein 2011
 Universität Amsterdam, Niederlande 2011
 Universität Graz, Österreich 2012
 Universität Den Haag, Niederlande 2012
seit 2006 Generalanwältin am Gerichtshof der Europäischen Union, Luxemburg

Mag. Renate WINTER

Judge of the Appeals Chamber, Special Court for Sierra Leone, Freetown; Vice President, UN Committee on the Right of the Child, Geneva

1962-1968 University of Vienna - studies in law and interpretation in French
1967 Master degrees in Law and Interpretation
1977-1981 Postgraduate education as judge
1967-1968 Assistant to the Chief Executive of Rhône-Poulenc Company Department in Vienna
1968-1969 Supervisor for senior residence homes of the Vienna Chamber of Commerce
1969-1977 University of Vienna. Language teacher. German for foreigners,
1981 Appointed Judge at the Vienna Youth Court
1981-1996 Judge for family and penal affairs (including juveniles and adults), Investigating judge, Sitting judge on penal affairs, President of Chamber of Penal Affairs, President of Juries on Penal Affairs
1996-2000 Consultant at UNOV (United Nations, Vienna), UN Center for International Crime Prevention (CICP); provided advice to government officials on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in, for example, Albania, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Burundi; Estonia, Federation of Republica Srpska, Guatemala, Iran, Lebanon, Lithuania, Nigeria, Rwanda and Senegal; founding member of the Institute for Children's Rights (IDE), which is dedicated to the worldwide training of judicial personnel and dissemination of information on child rights (Sion, Switzerland); drafted model international law on juvenile justice and its commentary; finalized the United Nations Manual on Juvenile Justice; undertook needs assessment missions in various countries; contributed to the implementation of projects on juvenile justice in the Republic of South Africa and Lebanon; developed juvenile justice projects in various countries; Rapporteur at the Council of Europe on Family Mediation; drafted a project to accord the dispositions of the Convention of the Rights of the Child with the Islamic Law in Iran
2000-2002 Leave of absence from Vienna Youth Court; International Judge of Mitrovica Regional District Court with the United Nations Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) and Justice at the Supreme Court in Kosovo; member of the Media Appeals Board, President of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Council. As Presiding Judge, Reporting Judge, Investigating Judge or Member of trial panels of first instance courts and for seven months as Supreme Court Judge, handled approximately 90 criminal cases (among them War Crime cases, Genocide cases and cases of Crime Against Humanity) and conducted trials and other criminal proceedings on murders, organized crime, rape, illegal border crossings, ethnic crimes, juvenile crimes and other matters referred by Presidents of first instance Courts and of the Supreme Court, as well as by other International and Local Judges and Prosecutors and by the police. As the Chairwoman of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Council, dealt with disciplinary matters concerning judges and prosecutors and other matters referred to the Council in accordance with its jurisdiction and authority. Organized and chaired numerous workshops with local and international judiciary representatives in order to work towards the reestablishment of the judiciary system in the region. Drafted legal opinions and assisted in the issuance of the appropriate required regulations and amendments to update existing legislation, in order to improve the existing legal framework and promote respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms without any discrimination. Provided legal advice to the UNMIK Department of Justice on legal issues regarding inter ethnic cases.
since 2002 Appointed by the UN Secretary General to the Appeals Chamber of the Special Court of Sierra Leone (Member of the Appeals Chamber)
2008-2010 Elected President of the Special Court of Sierra Leone, currently member of the Appeals chamber of the SCSL

Prof. Dr. Roland MIKLAU

Präsident, Österreichische Juristenkommission, Wien

1963 Doctor of Law, University of Vienna
1965-1966 Post-graduate studies (political science), University of Kansas
1966-1970 Judicial trainee, judge
1970-1987 Legal adviser and Head of Unit, Criminal Legislation, Austrian Ministry of Justice
1987-2006 Director General, Criminal Legislation, Ministry Justice
since 1999 Member, Human Rights Advisory Council, Austrian Ministry of the Interior
2007-2010 Head of Mission / Team Leader, European Assistance Mission to the Justice System in Albania (EURALIUS I and II), Tirana
since 2010 President, Österreichische Juristenkommission, Vienna

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