Lecture Topic：Legal Framework of Preventing and Combating Corruption in Germany
Speaker：Professor Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin
Host：Prof. ZHANG Shaoqian
Venue：Room 203, Leo KoGuan Law Building
Professor Dr. Herta Däubler-Gmelin is a former Member of Parliament and Chair of the Human Rights and Humanitarian Assistance Committee of the German Parliament.
She studied Law, History and Political Sciences in Tübingen and completed her Ph.D. Dissertation in 1975 and pursued an academic career.
Since 1965 she is a Member of the Social Democratic Party. From 1980 to 1983 she was Chair of the Judicial Committee of the German Parliament and from 1983 to 1993 Deputy Chair of Parliamentary Fraction of the Social Democrats.
From 1998 to 2002 she was Minister of Justice. Among her achievements, she launched and led the process of elaboration and adoption of the German corpus juris to fully implement the Rome Statute of the ICC into national law, including through the privotal German Code of International Crimes.
She also works as a Lawyer in Berlin and is Honorary Professor of the Otto Suhr Institute of the Free University in Berlin since 1996.
She has been active in numerous NGOs and parliamentary network, among which the Parliamentarians for Global Action (PGA), within which she was a Board Member and a Convenor of the International Law and Human Rights Program in the mid-1990ties. Her leadership in PGA has been an example for many Members of Parliaments who joined the global parliamentary campaign for the universality and effectiveness of the Rome Statute of the ICC.