Prof. Dr. Gerhard Werle

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Juristische Fakultät
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Sitz: Bebelplatz 2 (Kommode)
Raum 32
Telefon: (030) 2093-3316
Telefax: (030) 2093-3320
gerhard.werle(at)rewi.hu-berlin.de
Professor of German and International Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure and Modern Legal History at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, 1993 to the present. Dean, 2002 – 2003; Vice Dean, 2003 – 2004; Dean of International Affairs, since 2007
2020-2022
Extraordinary Professor at Stellenbosch University, South Africa
since 2019
Director of the "African-German Research Network for Transnational Criminal Justice"
since 2009
Honorary Professor at the North-West University of Political Science and Law, Xi’an (China)
2008 - 2018
Director of the LLM programme “Transnational Criminal Justice and Crime Prevention - An International and African Perspective” and the “South African-German Centre for Transnational Criminal Justice”, a Cooperation Programme of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and  University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa (funded by German Academic Exchange Service)
2006 - 2018
Extraordinary Professor at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town (South Africa)
2010-2017
Member of the Advisory Council of the Federal Foundation for the Study of the
Communist Dictatorship in Eastern Germany
2008
Visiting Professor at the Columbia Law School, New York (USA)
2007-2008
Visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town, Cape Town (South Africa) 
2006
Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney and University of Technology, Sydney (Australia)
2005
Visiting Professor at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town (South Africa)
Alexander von Humboldt/South African Research Award, National Research Foundation, South Africa
2004
Visiting Professor at Kansai-University, Osaka (Japan)
Consultant for the German Association for Technical Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für technische Zusammenarbeit, GTZ) in Rwanda: Criminalization of Hate Speech in Post- Genocide Societies
2003
Expert opinion for the legal committee of the German Bundestag on § 129 of the German Penal Code (StGB)
Offer of a professorship at the Law Faculty and Faculty of Political Science of the University of Bonn
2000
Consulting Expert (jointly with Prof. Dr. Klaus Marxen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) for the Federal Commissioner for the Stasi Records
1999-2001
Member of the Expert Committee on the German Code of Crimes Against International Law („Völkerstrafgesetzbuch“) at the German Ministry of Justice
1998-2015
Member of the Expert Committee on International Humanitarian Law of the German Red Cross
1997-1998
Chair of International Criminal Law at the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town (South Africa), with support of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
1997
Consulting Expert (jointly with Prof. Dr. Klaus Marxen, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) for the Enquete Commission of the German Parliament on “Overcoming the Consequences of the GDR- Dictatorship in the Process of German Reunification”
1996
Offers of a professorship at the Law Faculty of the University of Rostock and at the Law Faculty of the University of the Western Cape, Cape Town (South Africa)
1993-1994
Visiting Professor at the University of Cape Town (South Africa) 
Consulting Expert for the Reform of the Justice System in South Africa (on behalf of Friedrich Ebert Foundation)
1989-1993
Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg 
1988
Dr. jur habil (Habilitation), University of Heidelberg
1983-1989
Lecturer in criminal law at the University of Heidelberg 
1982-1989
Criminal defense counsel
1980
Dr. jur. (summa cum laude), University of Heidelberg 
1978-1981
Lecturer in criminal law at the University of Heidelberg 
1977
Second State Examination in Stuttgart (Mark: good, Rank 3 out of 546)
1975
First State Examination in Heidelberg (Mark: very good, Rank 1 out of 125)
1970-1975
University of Heidelberg and University of Tübingen, 1970 – 1975 (law, political science) 
1970
Abitur
1952
born in Mannheim, Germany
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