MIL-OSI Translation: May 10, 2022 | 85th birthday of the judge of the Federal Constitutional Court a. D.Prof.Dr. dr hc mult. Dieter Grimm, LL.M. (Harvard)


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Source: The Federal Constitutional Court Press Release No. 38/2022 of May 10, 2022

The former judge of the Federal Constitutional Court Prof. Dr. dr hc mult. Dieter Grimm, LL.M. (Harvard), will celebrate his 85th birthday on May 11, 2022.

He was a member of the First Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court from July 16, 1987 to December 16, 1999. Dieter Grimm was born in Kassel in 1937 and did his Abitur there. He then studied law and political science in Frankfurt am Main, Freiburg and Berlin as well as at the Sorbonne in Paris and at Harvard University, where he obtained a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in 1965. In 1967, Dieter Grimm passed his second state examination in law. He then worked as a research consultant for constitutional history and the history of political theories at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt am Main and taught political science, public law and legal history at the Universities of Trier and Frankfurt am Main. During this time he received his doctorate in 1971 and his habilitation in 1979. In the same year, Dieter Grimm was appointed professor of public law at Bielefeld University. From 1984 to 1990 he was also director of the center for interdisciplinary research there. dr hc mult. Grimm, LL.M. (Harvard), at the Federal Constitutional Court included, among other things, the right to freedom of expression, freedom of broadcasting and the press, freedom of assembly and association, general personality rights as well as the right to data protection and competition law. He was involved in numerous groundbreaking judgments and resolutions that set fundamental standards for the jurisdiction of the Federal Constitutional Court. The decisions “Startbahn West” (BVerfGE 82, 236), “Broadcast financing” (BVerfGE 90, 60), “Sitting blockades” (BVerfGE 92, 1), “Soldaten sind Mörder” (BVerfGE 93, 266), “Short reports on television” (BVerfGE 97, 228), “Mining co-determination” (BVerfGE 99, 367) and “BND interception powers” (BVerfGE 100, 313). Even after leaving the Federal Constitutional Court, Dieter Grimm continues to be an outstanding and internationally recognized figure legal scholar. In 2000 he was offered a professorship in public law at the Humboldt University in Berlin, where he retired in 2005. Visiting professorships have taken him to La Sapienza University in Rome, Yale Law School, New York University Law School and Harvard Law School, as well as to the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto. Dieter Grimm was awarded honorary doctorates from the University of Toronto, the Catholic University of Porto Alegre and the Universities of Göttingen, Bucharest and Bielefeld. In 1999 Dieter Grimm was awarded the Grand Cross of Merit with Star and Ribbon of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2004, the French President appointed him Commandeur dans l’Ordre national du Mérite. dr hc mult. Grimm, LL.M. (Harvard), now lives in Berlin.


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