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Daniel Thürer

Emerite Professor for International Public Law, European Law and Comparative Constitutional Law at the University of Zurich.

Thürer graduated from University of Zurich Law School (summa cum laude) in 1970. As part of his S.J.D., he studied at Darwin College of the University of Cambridge, England and obtained an LL.M. degree in 1974. He then obtained his S.J.D. (summa cum laude) at the University of Zurich. He was scientific collaborator at the University of Zurich (1975/76) and at the Max-Planck-Institute for international public and foreign and international public law at Heidelberg (Germany) (1976-1979), a visiting scholar at Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts (1979-1981). From 1981 to 1983 Daniel Thürer worked as Counsel of the Regierungsrat (Executive) of the Canton of Aargau. In 1983 he became a full Professor at the University of Zurich, where he has been a Co-Director of the Institut for Völkerrecht und ausländisches Verfassungsrecht (Institute for International Public Law and Foreign Constitutional Law) since 1990. Daniel Thürer was a Visiting Research Professor at Harvard Law School (1989), at Stanford Law School (1996), a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Hongkong (2000), a visiting researcher at the European University Institute in Florence, and again visiting Research Professor at Harvard Law School (2002), Visiting Professor at Cambridge University in the Herbert Smith Visiting Program and a Visiting Professor at the "Institutes hautes études internationales", University Panthéon, Assace (Paris II) (2008). He lectured at the Hague Academy for International Law in 2008. He is an emerite since 2010. He received an honorary doctorate (Doktor. h.c. rer. publ.) of the University of St. Gallen in 2001.

He was a judge at the Staatsgerichtshofs des Fürstentums Liechtenstein (Constitutional Court of the Principality of Liechtenstein) (1989-2000). He was a president of the Zurich Lawyer's Association (1989-1991), a co-Editor of the Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Internationales und Europäisches Recht (since 1990) and a co-Editor of the Zeitschrift für Schweizerisches Recht (since 1991).

In 1991 he was elected to the International Committee of the Red Cross, participating in many missions. He is co-Founder and director of the Europa Institute of the University of Zurich, a member of various expert commissions of the Department of Justice such as the Commission for the "Totalrevision der Bundesverfassung", and a member of the "Unabhängige Expertenkommission Schweiz - Zweiter Weltkrieg" ("Bergier-Commission") (2000-2001).

Thürer is a Swiss member of the International Commission of Jurists (1994) and an associated member to the "Institute de droit international" (2009). He is a founding member of the European Society of International Law (2003) and member of the "Board of Editors of the Encyclopedia of Public International Law (2003). Being an elected member of the board of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Völkerrecht (German Association for International Public Law), he became President of this Association in 2009. Thürer has widely published in the area of international public and European Law; Swiss and administrative and constitutional law as well as on comparative international public law.

Among his more recent major publications are: Kosmopolitisches Staatsrecht - "Grundidee Gerechtigkeit" (2005); "Völkerrecht als Fortschritt und Chance-Grundidee Gerechtigkeit" (2009); "Managing Diversity - Protection of Minorities in International Law" (2009); "Menschrechte - Ideale, Instrumente, Institutionen" (Human Rights - Ideals, Instruments, Institutions), together with Professor Thomas Bergenthal (2009) "International Humanitarian Law: Theory, Practice, Context."; Pocketbooks of the Hague Academy of International Law (2011)

references: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Th%C3%BCrer

Lists of publications: http://www.ivr.uzh.ch/institutsmitglieder/thuerer/thuerer/Publikationen.pdf

 

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