Luzius Wildhaber - Curriculum vitae#


Personal details
  • Swiss national, born 8 January 1937 in Basel, Switzerland

Education
  • Studies at Basel, Paris, Heidelberg, London and Yale Universities
  • 1961 Dr. iur. Basel
  • 1964 Bar exam Basel
  • 1965 LL.M. Yale Law School
  • 1968 J.S.D. Yale Law School

Academic career
  • 1971-1977 Professor of International Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law at Fribourg University
  • 1977-1998 Professor of Public International Law, Constitutional Law, Comparative Law and Administrative Law at Basel University
  • Dean of the Law Faculty, Rector, Basel University

Judicial career
  • 1975-1988 Judge at the Liechtenstein Supreme Court
  • 1989-1994 Judge at the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development Bank
  • since 1991 Judge at the European Court of Human Rights
  • since 1998 President of the European Court of Human Rights

Other activities
  • Chief coordinator and member of the Steering Committee of the Experts’ Commission for a complete revision of the Federal Constitution (1974-1978) - author of the Commission’s final report (1977). Member of the Advisory Board of the Federal Council for a complete revision of the Federal Constitution (1994-1996)
  • Expert for the Canadian Federal Government before the Supreme Court of Canada on the question of the legality of unilateral secession by Quebec (1997)

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