Short CV/Education and training

  • Studied law and philosophy of law in Edinburgh, UK; Freiburg, Bonn, and Heidelberg (1st state examination in Baden-Württemberg), Germany

  • Doctorate from Heidelberg University

  • Articled clerk at the Superior Court of Justice, Berlin, Germany (2nd state examination)

  • Academic expert at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg

  • Research group leader (Max Planck Society)

  • Habilitation (postdoctoral qualification) at Heidelberg University

  • Offer of a professor's chair in public law in connection with international law, Univ. Freiburg

Selected publications

  • Vöneky, S., Recht, Moral und Ethik, 2010, pp. 699 (also Habilitation thesis Univ. Heidelberg).

  • Vöneky, S.: Armed Conflict, Protection of Environment. In: Wolfrum et al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Public International Law, in press.

  • Vöneky, S.: Armed Conflict, Effect on Treaties. In: Wolfrum et al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Public International Law, in press.

  • Vöneky, S.: Ethisches Expertentum und moralischer Autoritarismus. In: Vöneky, Hagedorn et al. (eds.), Legitimation ethischer Entscheidungen im Recht, 2009.

  • Vöneky, S.: Analogy. In: Wolfrum et al. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Public International Law, 2008.

  • Vöneky, S.: The Fight against Terrorism and the Rules of International Law. In: German Law Journal 8, 2007, Online-Publikation (www.germanlawjournal.com).

  • Vöneky, S.: Der rechtliche Status des menschlichen extrakorporalen Embryos: Das Recht der Europäischen Union. In: Europarecht 3, 2006 (together with Petersen).


Selected projects

  • Research group: "Democratic legitimation of ethical decisions" (Max Planck Society, 2005-2010)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Scholarly legal advising of Germany's Foreign Office (in particular on laws concerning the Antarctic, international environmental law, international wartime law)

  • Scholarly legal advising of Germany's Federal Research Ministry: nanotechnology law, biomedical law, law of the Antarctic, international environmental law, inter alia

  • Peer reviewer for Germany's Federal Research Ministry:

    Projects in biomedical law/bioethics

  • Scholarly legal advising of Germany's Ministry of the Environment and Federal Environmental Agency, in particular on laws concerning the Antarctic, international environmental law

  • Scholarly legal advising of the Alfred Wegener Institute (AWI), in particular on laws concerning the Antarctic, research law, international environmental law and its enforcement

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