Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt

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Christine Hohmann-Dennhardt (born 30 April 1950) is a German politician and senior judge.


After being a lecturer for Labour at the University of Hamburg from 1975 to 1977, she became a researcher at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main. She earned her doctorate there in 1979.

From 1981 to 1984 she was a judge at the Sozialgerichten ("Social Courts") in Frankfurt am Main and Wiesbaden and the Landessozialgericht ("Country Social Courts") of Hessen. In 1984 she was appointed Director of the Wiesbaden Sozialgerichten and remained in that position until 1989. From 1988 to 1989 she was also a substitute member of the Hessen State Constitutional Court, Staatsgerichtshof des Landes Hessen.

From 1989 to 1991 she was a Dezernentin der Stadt (roughly, "City Councillor") of Frankfurt am Main. In 1991 she was appointed Minister of Justice in the Hessen state government. From 1995 to 1999 she served as Minister of Science and Arts.

From January 1999 to January 2011 she sat on the First Senate of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court of Germany). When Evelyn Haas left the Bundesverfassungsgericht in 2006, Hohmann-Dennhardt was the only woman on the First Senate. In January 2011, Hohmann-Dennhardt was followed by judge Gabriele Britz.

In May 2001 she became a member of the Hochschulrates (roughly, "Board of Trustees") of the University of Karlsruhe.[1]


  1. ^ Dr. Elisabeth Zuber-Knost: Historische Sitzung: Universitätsrat beginnt Arbeit, UniKaTH 3/2001

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