Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff

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Gertrude Lübbe-Wolff (born 31 January 1953) is a German academic and senior judge. She sits on the second senate of the Bundesverfassungsgericht (Federal Constitutional Court of Germany), having succeeded Jutta Limbach in this position in April 2002.[1]

Biography[edit]

After studying law at the University of Bielefeld, the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg and Harvard Law School, Lübbe-Wolff received her doctorate in law at Freiburg im Breisgau. From 1979 to 1987 she was a research assistant at Bielefeld, focusing on public law, the constitutional history of the modern age, and philosophy of law. From 1988 to 1992 she was director of the Wasserschutzamt ("Water Office") in Bielefeld, before being called to a professorship in Public Law, again at the University of Bielefeld.

In 2000 Lübbe-Wolff received the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (the highest German prize for research).

She is married to the philosopher Michael Wolff and has four children. Her father and both of her sisters are all university professors.

Selected publications[edit]

Monographs[edit]

  • Die Grundrechte als Eingriffsabwehrrechte. Baden-Baden (Nomos) 1988. ("Fundamental Rights as a Defensive Action")
  • Recht und Moral im Umweltschutz. Baden-Baden (Nomos) 1999. ("Law and Morality in the Environment")

Editorships[edit]

  • Umweltschutz durch Kommunales Satzungsrecht. Berlin (Erich Schmidt) 1993 - 2. Auflage 1997. ("Municipal Environmental Protection by Statute Law")
  • Symbolische Umweltpolitik (zusammen mit Bernd Hansjürgens). Frankfurt a.M. (Suhrkamp) 2000. ("Symbolic Political Environment")
  • Effizientes Umweltordnungsrecht – Kriterien und Grenzen (with Erik Gawel). Baden-Baden (Nomos) 2000. ("Efficient Environmental Regulatory Law – Criteria and Limits")

Essays[edit]

  • Globalisierung und Demokratie. Überlegungen am Beispiel der Wasserwirtschaft, in: Recht und Politik 3/2004, S. 130 - 143. ("Globalisation and Democracy. Reflections on the Example of Water Management.")
  • Substantiierung und Subsidiarität der Verfassungsbeschwerde, in: EuGRZ 2004, S. 669 - 682. ("Substantiation and Subsidiarity in the Constitution")
  • Die erfolgreiche Verfassungsbeschwerde, Anwaltsblatt 2005, S. 509 ff. ("The Successful Verfassungsbeschwerde")
  • Homogenes Volk – über Homogenitätspostulate und Integration, in: ZAR 2007, S. 121-127. ("Homogenous People – on the Postulates of Homogeneity and Integration")

Papers[edit]

References[edit]

This article incorporates information from this version of the equivalent article on the German Wikipedia.
  1. ^ (German) Luebbe-Wolff on bundesfassungsgericht.de, retrieved 17 January 2012.

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