I started my professional career in 1978 as assistant professor for legal history at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz/Austria. My research work focused on the transition of European society from the medieval age to modern statehood and democratic secular societies, in particular with regard to constitutional law, rule of law, family law, women’s and children rights.
In 1993, I made the step from “theory to practice” and worked until 2016 for the United Nations, the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and the European Union in a number of conflict or post-conflict countries. Most of my assignments were related to peacebuilding, institution/capacity building, human rights and women’s rights, election, democratisation, constitution and rule of law. Find more information re my biography via this link.
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