On 11 April 2018, Lawyer Michael Rami was sworn in as a new Member of the Constitutional Court by Brigitte Bierlein, President of the Constitutional Court. Thus, after the age-related retirement of three Members at the end of 2017, the Constitutional Court is complete again, with Brigitte Bierlein as its new President and Christoph Grabenwarter as Vice-President. Besides Michael Rami, two other new Members were appointed, i.e. Wolfgang Brandstetter and Andreas Hauer.
Brigitte Bierlein served as Vice-President of the Constitutional Court since 2003. Before she joined the Constitutional Court, she held a position at the Public Prosecutor’s Office and was subsequently appointed Solicitor General in the Procurator General’s Office with the Supreme Court.
Christoph Grabenwarter has been a member of the Constitutional Court since 2005. He has been Professor of Public Law, Business Law and Public International Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration since 2008. Since 2006, he has been a member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe.
Wolfgang Brandstetter is Professor of Austrian and European Criminal Business Law at the Institute of Austrian and European Criminal Business Law of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration. He was Minister of Justice from 2013 to 2017 and served as Vice-Chancellor of the Republic of Austria from May to December 2017.
Andreas Hauer is Professor of Public Law at the Institute of Administrative Law and Administrative Doctrine of the Johannes Kepler University of Linz.
Michael Rami is a lawyer registered in Vienna and a lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology of the University of Vienna.