DDr. Christoph Grabenwarter, born in Bruck/Mur on 4 August, 1966 ; attended school in Graz, graduated in 1984 from the Höhere Internatsschule des Bundes Graz-Liebenau; student of law (1988 Mag.iur; 1991 Dr.iur.), and of commercial sciences (1989 Mag.rer.soc.oec., 1994 Dr.rer.soc.oec.) in Vienna; assistant at the University of Vienna from 1988 to 1997; secretaryʼs office of the European Commission of Human Rights, Strasbourg, in 1991; scholar of the Max Planck Society at the Max Planck Institute for Corporate Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, from 1994 to 1995; habilitation in 1997; Guest Professor at the University of Linz from 1997 to 1999; Professor for Public Law at the University of Bonn from 1999 to 2000; Professor at the University of Graz from 2002 to 2008 (substitute professorship at the Vienna University of Economics and Business from 2006 on); Professor for Public Law, Commercial Law, and International Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business since 2008; Member of the Federal Communication Senate (“Bundeskommunikationssenat”) from 2001 to 2005; Judge ad hoc at the European Court of Human Rights from 2002 to 2005; Member of the advisory board of the Max Planck Institute for Corporate Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, from 2010 to 2018; President of the Austrian Lawyersʼ Association (“Juristentag”) since 2015; Austrian Member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe since 2006 (Vice-President from 2015 to 2017); Member of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Candidates for Election as Judge to the ECtHR from 2014 to 2020 (chairman 2019/20), Strasbourg.
Member of the Constitutional Court from 13 June 2005 to 22 February 2018; repeatedly elected Judge-Rapporteur; Vice-President from 23 February 2018 to 18 February 2020. Since 19 February 2020 President of the Constitutional Court. Nominated for the post of President by the Federal Government.