7 September 1954 |
Hannover, Lower Saxony
|Alma mater||University of Würzburg
University of Hannover
|Fields||Legal studies, legal philosophy|
|Institutions||University of Würzburg|
|Doctoral advisor||Hasso Hofmann|
|Doctoral students||Armin Engländer, Oliver Köppen|
Horst Dreier (born 7 September 1954) is a German jurist and legal philosopher. He currently holds a chair at the University of Würzburg. In 2008 he was the initial candidate to replace Winfried Hassemer at the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany, but his nomination was opposed by the CDU for his controversial positions regarding torture and stem cell research, and eventually withdrawn in favor of Andreas Voßkuhle.
A native of Hannover, Lower Saxony, Dreier attended the University of Hannover, where he received his Staatsexamen in 1981. He went on to earn his Doctor of Laws from the University of Würzburg in 1985, under supervision of Hasso Hofmann.
Horst Dreier received several awards for his work; in 2000, the "Award for Excellence in Teaching" from the Bavarian State Minister for Science, Research and the Arts and in 2002 he was awarded the Austrian Decoration for Science and Art by the Federal President of the Republic of Austria.
- English language publications only
- ——— (1999), "The Essence of Democracy – Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt Juxtaposed", in Diner, Dan; Stolleis, Michael, Hans Kelsen and Carl Schmitt. A Juxtaposition, Gerlingen: Bleicher, pp. 71–79, ISBN 3-88350-466-1.
- ——— (2004), "Does Cloning Violate the Basic Law’s Guarantee of Human Dignity?", in Vöneky, Silja; Wolfrum, Rüdiger, Human Dignity and Human Cloning, Leiden: Brill, pp. 77–85, ISBN 90-04-14233-9.
- Prantl, Heribert (January 23, 2008), "Die Würde des Menschen wird antastbar: Über Richter Horst Dreier, der bald sehr mächtig werden könnte", Süddeutsche Zeitung
- "SPD zieht Kandidatur von Dreier zurück", Süddeutsche Zeitung, April 17, 2008.
- "Reply to a parliamentary question" (pdf) (in German). p. 1514. Retrieved 23 October 2012.
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