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Professor Dr. Klaus Tolksdorf

February 2008
to January 2014
President of the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof)

Professor Dr. Klaus Tolksdorf, President of the German Federal Court of Justice

2005Elected Ad-Litem-Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
2004 - 2008German member of the Joint Supervisory Body (JSB) of Eurojust
Chairman of the JSB in 2007
2001 - 2008Presiding Judge of the 3rd Criminal Panel of the Federal Court of Justice (jurisdiction for general criminal law and crimes against the state)
since 1994Member of the Faculty of Law of the University of Münster, Westphalia, teaching criminal law and criminal procedure law
Honorary Professor since 1999
since 1992Judge at the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof)
In addition:
1997-2001 Judge in the Office of the President of the Federal Court of Justice
1988 - 1991Research Assistant at the Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht)
1988Judge at the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) of Hamm, Westphalia
1988Doctorate in law
1985 - 1988Research Assistant in the 6th Civil Panel and in the Office of the President of the Federal Court of Justice
1982 - 1985Judge in the civil law section of the Regional Court (Landgericht) of Münster
1979 - 1982Lecturer in law at the Institute for Criminal Law of the University of Münster as seconded judge
1978 - 1979Judge in the civil and criminal law sections of the Regional Court (Landgericht) of Bonn
1978Second German State Examination in Law at Düsseldorf
1975 - 1978Judicial traineeship (Referendariat) at the Higher Regional Court (Oberlandesgericht) of Cologne
1969 - 1974Legal studies at the University of Bonn
1967 - 1970Police officer in North Rhine Westphalia
1967 A-Levels (Abitur), Wiesbaden
November
14, 1948
Born in Gelsenkirchen

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