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Georg LIENBACHER

Georg Lienbacher, Member of the Constitutional Court 

Dr. Georg Lienbacher, born on February 21st, 1961 in Hallein; attended school in Kuchl, graduated in 1980 from the humanistic grammar school Missionsprivatgymnasium St. Rupert, Bischofshofen; military service from 1980 to 1981; student of law, political sciences, and communication sciences at the University of Salzburg; doctorate in law (Dr.iur.) in 1985; research assistant, contract assistant, and associate professor at the University of Salzburg (o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Schäffer) from 1983 to 2003; judicial practice at the District and Regional Court Salzburg 1985; participant in creating the legal index database (“Rechtsindexdatenbank RIDA”) within the Rechtsindexdatenbank AG since 1988; reporter at the Constitutional Service of the Federal Chancellery, and assistant to the cabinet of Vice Chancellor and Minister of Federalism and Administrative reform (“Bundesministers für Föderalismus und Verwaltungsreform”) in 1990 and 1991; lecturer at the Federal European Academy (“Europaakademie des Bundes”) of the Federal Administration Academy (“Verwaltungsakademie des Bundes”) from 1992 to 1996; editor of the journal “Journal für Rechtspolitik” (“Journal for Legal Policy”) together with Michael Holoubek since 1995; deputy head of the Human Rights Commission (“Kommission des Menschenrechtsbeirates”) for Upper Austria and Salzburg from 2000 to 2004; habilitation at the University of Salzburg with “Verfassungs- und Verwaltungsrecht einschließlich ihrer Bezüge zum Europarecht” (“Constitutional and Administrative Law with reference to European Law”) in 2001; lecturer at the University of Liechtenstein from 2001 to 2003; lecturer at the Salzburg Management Ltd. – University of Salzburg Business School from 2002 to 2005; member of the Federal Allocation Control Commission (“Bundesvergabekontrollkommission”) from 2002 to 2006; professor for Public Law at the Institute for Austrian and European Public Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business (following o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Peter Rill) since 2003; editor of “Zeitschrift der Verwaltung” (“Journal of Administration”) since 2004 in cooperation with o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinz Peter Rill; Head of Department and Head of the Constitutional Service of the Federal Chancellery from 2005 to 2010; member of the Austrian Data Protection Council (“Datenschutzrat der Republik Österreich”) from 2005 to 2010; chairman of the experts group for state and administrative reform (“Expertengruppe für Staats- und Verwaltungsreform”) 2007 to 2009; chairman of the Austrian Society for Jurisprudence (“Österreichische Gesellschaft für Gesetzgebungslehre ÖGGL”) since 2010; member of the foundation board of the ORF (Austrian Broadcasting Corporation) from 2010 to 2011; chairman of the Institute for Austrian and European Public Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business since 2010; executive function for legal entities: member of the foundation council of the Tu-Ba Private Foundation for Forensics (“Privatstiftung für Gerichtsmedizin zur Förderung der Forschung auf dem Gebiet der Gerichtsmedizin”); member of the Constitutional Court since 2011; alternate management board member of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) since 2017.

Chairman of the University Council of the University of Salzburg from 2018 to 2023; repeatedly elected Judge-Rapporteur; nominated for constitutional judge by the Federal Government.

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