Winfried Hassemer

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Winfried Hassemer
11th Vicepresident of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany
In office
10 April 2002 – 7 May 2008
Preceded by Hans-Jürgen Papier
Succeeded by Andreas Voßkuhle
Personal details
Born (1940-02-17)17 February 1940
Gau-Algesheim, Germany
Died 9 January 2014(2014-01-09) (aged 73)
Nationality Germany
Alma mater Saarland University

Winfried Hassemer (17 February 1940 – 9 January 2014) was a German criminal law scholar. He was vice-president of the Federal Constitutional Court.[1][2]

Born in Gau-Algesheim, Hassemer was from 1964–1969 a scientific assistant at the Institut for laws and social philosophy of the university of Saarland. His widow Kristiane Weber Hassemer was a judge and state secretary to Rupert von Plottnitz.[3] His brother Volker Hassemer was a senator in Berlin.


  1. ^ "Reinhard Müller, Interview with Federal Constitutional Court Vice President, Justice, Professor Winfried Hassemer – “The State is No Longer the Leviathan”". German Law Journal 603-607. 5. 2004. 
  2. ^ Geyer, Christian. "Liberaler Streiter für bürgerliche Freiheitsrechte. Zum Tod von Winfried Hassemer". FAZ. 
  3. ^ Schwan, Helmut. "Heiter bis streitbar. Winfried Hassemer im Porträt". FAZ.