MIL-OSI Translation: June 3, 2022 | Change of judges at the Federal Constitutional Court – Federal Constitutional Judge Prof. Dr. Andreas L. Paulus resigns from office

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Source: The Federal Constitutional Court press release no. 50/2022 of June 3, 2022

Today Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier appointed Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court Prof. Dr. Andreas Paulus handed over the certificate of dismissal. Andreas Paulus is retiring at the end of his 12-year term. Because of his services to the Federal Republic of Germany, the Federal President awarded Prof. Dr. Paul received the Great Cross of Merit with Star and Ribbon on this occasion.

Andreas L. Paulus was born in Frankfurt am Main in 1968. From 1988 to 1994 he studied law at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, the Université de Genève and the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. After completing both legal state exams in 1994 and 1996, he was a research associate at the Institute for International Law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich at the Chair of International Law and Legal Philosophy. This was followed by a research stay at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts/USA from 1996 to 1997. From 1999 to 2005, Andreas L. Paulus worked as a research assistant at the Institute for International Law at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich at the Chair of International Law and Legal Philosophy. There he received his doctorate in law in 2000 with a thesis on “The international community in international law” and was awarded the faculty prize. From 2000 to 2005 he held a teaching position at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and from 2003 to 2004 he was also a visiting assistant professor at the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, Michigan/USA. In 2003 he was awarded the Bavarian Habilitation Promotion Prize. Andreas L. Paulus habilitated in 2006 with the thesis “Parliament and the deployment of armed forces in a legal historical and comparative legal perspective” at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich. In the same year he was awarded the Venia Legendi for public law, international and European law, constitutional history and legal philosophy. Since 2006 he has held a chair in public law, in particular international law, at the Georg-August University in Göttingen. Professor Paulus was elected a member of the First Senate of the Federal Constitutional Court by the Bundestag on March 5, 2010 and was elected by the Federal President on March 16. March 2010 appointed judge of the Federal Constitutional Court. Since taking office, his department has been responsible for intellectual property law, freedom of art, gambling law, the law on non-tax levies and local excise and expenditure taxes, in part service and work contract law, care law, building and land law including the development law, inheritance law, and competition law. Andreas L. Paulus prepared a number of important Senate proceedings as rapporteur. The decisions on the protection of fundamental rights of legal entities from the European Union and on the right of distribution under the Copyright Act (“imitation designer furniture”, BVerfGE 129, 78), on the adjustment of remuneration in copyright (BVerfGE 134, 204), on the degressive second home tax rate (BVerfGE 135, 126), on the collection of recurring road construction contributions (BVerfGE 137, 1), on the use of samples for artistic design (BVerfGE 142, 74), on state law restrictions on arcades (BVerfGE 145, 20), on the collection of the broadcasting contribution for the primary residence and not private area (BVerfGE 149, 222), on the extended use of data according to the Anti-Terrorism Data Protection Act (BVerfGE 156, 11) and on the limitation period for determining indexing contributions (NVwZ 2022, 59). He was also a rapporteur in numerous chamber proceedings, ranging from questions of the statutory judge in matters of Union law to the hardship clause in broadcasting fees and emissions trading to the consideration of the fundamental right to family when appointing supervisors and sports arbitration. From 2018 to 2021 Andreas L. Paulus was Chairman and has since been Deputy Chairman of the Presidium of the German Section of the International Lawyers’ Commission e. V. Prof. Dr. Heinrich Amadeus Wolff, born on June 25, 1965 in Heidelberg, to join the First Senate. Today he received the certificate of appointment as judge of the Federal Constitutional Court from the Federal President. Heinrich Amadeus Wolff was elected judge of the Federal Constitutional Court by the Bundestag on June 2, 2022. He has been a university professor at the University of Bayreuth since 2014 and holds a chair in public law, environmental law, technology and information.

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