I am part of the LawCom.Institute because ...
... I truly believe we must take responsibility and remember the words of Gustav Radbruch who said – as plainly as convincingly: "The rule of law is like our daily bread, like the water we drink and the air we breathe. The best thing about democracy: It alone can safeguard the rule of law."
As one of the founders and instigators, I would very much like to bring on board my professional experience in the hope that many from all sections of society will be inspired by the goals of our Institute. I do this in the hope that our conviction will acquire – sooner rather than later – the strength to not only withstand the current threats but steadily widen the circle of those who together with us will fight passionately for the rule of law and democracy.
Happy husband, father, grandfather. Son of refugee parents, childhood in the Ruhr district. First journalistic experience at regional daily newspaper while still at school. Master's degree in history, political science and communication studies. Parallel journalistic activities for newspapers, radio and television. Founder of journalism bureau. Move into politics (North Rhine Westphalia State Chancellery of Prime Minister Rau, UK Labour Party campaign team for Neil Kinnock in London). Change of residence to Hamburg, employment at Gruner & Jahr/editorial and marketing for “Hamburger Morgenpost” daily. 1990 started agency specialising in integrated communications consulting with a focus on brand communication and public affairs. Other start-ups in the publishing and brand and licensing market. Committed to e.g. Unicef and Rechtsstandort Hamburg e.V.