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Ulf Buermeyer

Ulf Buermeyer

Board Member

"Especially in troubled times, we must be particularly committed to defending the rule of law: Civil liberties are the foundation of our polity and our very guiding culture."

Dr. Ulf Buermeyer, LL.M. is a member of the Board of the GFF. He worked for more than ten years as a judge for the State of Berlin and was most recently delegated to the Berlin Senate Department for Justice, Consumer Protection and Anti-Discrimination, where he developed the transparency system for radio cell searches in criminal proceedings.

During a delegation to the Federal Constitutional Court, he worked as a research assistant in the departments of Prof. Dr. Winfried Hassemer as well as Prof. Dr. Andreas Voßkuhle, later he was a research assistant at the Berlin Constitutional Court for two years. The focus of his academic work is on constitutional law as well as criminal law, criminal procedure and the penal system. He received his doctorate from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/Main with a thesis on "Informational Self-Determination in the Penal System". In 2013/2014, he earned an LL.M. from Columbia Law School in New York City. Ulf Buermeyer is a Fellow of the Center for Internet and Human Rights at the European University Viadrina (Frankfurt/Oder) and a lecturer at Freie Universität Berlin. Together with journalist Philip Banse, he creates the weekly political podcast Lage der Nation.

Topics for interviews and background discussions

  • Constitutional law - especially telecommunications freedoms,
  • informational self-determination and freedom of information
  • Criminal law - incl. criminal procedure & penal system
  • Legal policy - in particular criminal law, digitalization law
    and consumer protection
  • Trials at the Federal Constitutional Court
  • Rule of law in the USA and France
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