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Ingrid SIESS-SCHERZ

Ingrid Siess-Scherz, Member of the Constitutional Court 

Dr. Ingrid Siess-Scherz, born November 11th, 1965 in Vienna; attended school in Vienna, graduated in 1984 from the Neusprachliches Bundesgymnasium Vienna Döbling; student of law from 1984 to 1992; research and contract assistant at the Institute for Constitutional and Administrative Law at the University of Vienna (Univ.-Prof. DDr. Heinz Mayer) from 1988 to 1991; judicial practice in 1991; doctorate in law (Dr.iur.) at the University of Vienna, 1992; candidate lawyer from 1990 to 1992 (then: Schönherr Barfuß Torggler & Partner); Constitutional Service of the Federal Chancellery from 1992 to 2008, Head of Department from 1997 to 2008, Deputy Head of the Department Constitutional Service from 2007 to 2008; civil service exam (“Verwaltungsdienstprüfung”) in 1995; member of the Human Rights Commission at the Ministry of Interior from 1998 to 2003; deputy legal representative of Austria before the European Court of Human Rights from 2005 to 2008; chairwoman of the Committee of Experts for the Improvement of Procedures for the Protection of Human Rights (DH-PR) from 2005 to 2006; member of the office of the senior committee of the European Convention on Human Rights (CDDH); Head of Legal, Legislative, and Scientific Service at the Parlamentsidrektion (“parliamentary directorate”) from 2008 to 2012; member of the executive committee of the Austrian Society for the Science of Legislation (“Österreichischen Gesellschaft für Gesetzgebungslehre ÖGGL”) since 2010, and member of the executive committee of the Austrian Lawyers’ Association (“Juristentag”) since 2012

Member of the Constitutional Court since 2012; repeatedly elected Judge-Rapporteur; nominated for constitutional judge by the Federal Government.

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