Albert Bleckmann

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Albert Bleckmann (born February 20, 1933 in Gelsenkirchen ; † March 17, 2004 in Münster ) was a German legal scholar .


Bleckmann studied law in Bonn and Munich and obtained his doctorate in Grenoble in 1960 as a Docteur d'Etat en droit . After his legal clerkship , he went to Harvard University , where he studied law and political science .

In 1962 Bleckmann moved to the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law , where he worked as a scientific consultant and then as an adjunct professor. In 1969 he did his doctorate under Hermann Mosler on the subject of “The French colonial empire and the founding of new states. The Right Development in Syria / Lebanon, Indochina and Black Africa ” . In his habilitation thesis he dealt with the domestic applicability of international treaties (" Concept and criteria of the domestic applicability of international treaties. Attempt of a general theory of self-executing treaty on the basis of comparative law ", 1970) and thus shifted his work focus from comparative law to International law . In 1976 Bleckmann was appointed professor of public law , international law and European law at the Westphalian Wilhelms University in Münster and held this position until his retirement in 1998.

Bleckmann is considered a pioneer in the field of European law, on which he published one of the first German-language textbooks in 1976. In addition, he wrote the first textbook dealing with the references of the Basic Law to international and European law ( "Basic Law and International Law" , 1975) and thus established the basis for what is now often referred to as "Constitutional Law III" as part of legal education. learned subject.

Bleckmann represented the Federal Republic of Germany several times in proceedings before the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg . Outside of Germany, he was visiting professor at numerous universities, including Abidjan , Lisbon , Montreal , Paris and Turin .

Fonts (selection)

  • International law. Nomos, Baden-Baden 2001, ISBN 3-7890-7211-7 .
  • On the dogmatics of general administrative law. Nomos, Baden-Baden 1999, ISBN 3-7890-5559-X .
  • On the sense and purpose of the principle of democracy: a contribution to the teleological interpretation of state organization law. Duncker and Humblot, Berlin 1998, ISBN 3-428-09236-8 .
  • European law: the law of the European Union and the European Communities. Heymann, Cologne et al. 1997, ISBN 3-452-22120-2 .
  • The theory of discretionary errors: international and European law, comparative administrative law. Heymann, Cologne et al. 1997, ISBN 3-452-22884-3 .
  • From the individual religious freedom of Art. 9 ECHR to the churches' right to self-determination: Approaches to a “European State Church Law”. Heymann, Cologne et al. 1995, ISBN 3-452-22746-4 .
  • General constitutional and international law: from competence to cooperation international law. Heymann, Cologne et al. 1995, ISBN 3-452-19733-6 .
  • The structure of the general theorem of equality. Heymann, Cologne et al. 1995, ISBN 3-452-22251-9 .


  • Coen, Hölscheidt and Pieper (eds.): Europe '93 - on the way to the European Union. Festschrift for Albert Bleckmann on the 60th ; New economic letters, Herne 1993

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Eckart Klein, Stefan Ulrich Pieper, Georg Ress in: Rule of Law in Europe: memorial for Albert Bleckmann. Heymanns, Cologne et al. 2007, p. VII f.

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