|1 Jan 1955
||Born at Düsseldorf. School from 1961 to 1974.
||Law studies at Freiburg (Germany), Geneva, London and Tübingen.
Internship with the United Nations Narcotic Drugs Division (Geneva).
Research assistant to Professor Thomas Oppermann (Tübingen).
Juridical state examination (Tübingen).
||Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and University of Michigan
Law School. Research assistant to Professor Eric Stein (Michigan).
LL.M. (Michigan). Associate with Alston, Miller and Gaines (Atlanta,
||German Foreign Office training (Bonn)
||Training officer at the Foreign Office training centre
||Press officer at the Mission of Germany to the OECD (Paris)
||Consular, cultural and Olympic Games attaché at Seoul
||Deputy consul-general, then deputy ambassador in Kiev
||Desk officer responsible for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova in
the Foreign Office‘s political department (Bonn). Member
of the OSCE Missions to Moldova (1993) and Georgia (1994-95)
|| Legal adviser to the Permanent Mission of Germany to
the United Nations (New York). Member of the German delegation
to the Dayton peace talks on Bosnia and Herzegovina (1995). Chairman
of the Committee of Experts on Rules of Procedure (1996) and
representative in the Sanctions Committee of the Security Council.
Vice chairman of the Sixth (Legal) Committee of the General Assembly
(1997-98) and chairman of the Committee’s working group
on the International Criminal Court. Member of the German delegation
to the Conference on the Establishment of an International Criminal
Court (Rome 1998)
|| Deputy head of division with responsibility for the
Caucasus and Central Asia in the Foreign Office‘s political
||Director of Human Rights and Rule of Law in the OSCE Mission
in Kosovo (Pillar III of the United Nations Mission in Kosovo).
Acting Director of Election Development (until May 2000). Member
of the Kosovo Election Committee. Chairperson of the Kosovo Judicial
and Prosecutorial Council. Member of the Advisory Council on
Legislative Reform to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General
of the United Nations
||Director of the NATO Information Office in Moscow