Tatjana Hörnle

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Tatjana Hörnle (2015)

Tatjana Hörnle (born November 15, 1963 in Tübingen ) is a German legal scholar and legal philosopher who became known in particular for her work on sexual criminal law , criminal theory and the philosophy of human dignity. Since June 2019 she has been director at the Max Planck Institute for Research into Crime, Security and Law (formerly the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law ) in Freiburg im Breisgau . She heads the criminal law department at the MPI.

life and work

Hörnle studied law at the Eberhard Karls University in Tübingen . She passed the first state examination in 1988 and the second state examination in 1991. She graduated from the School of Criminal Justice, Rutgers State University of New Jersey , with a Master of Arts in Criminal Justice in 1993 .

From 1993 to 1999 she was a research assistant to Bernd Schünemann at the Institute for Legal Philosophy and Legal Informatics at the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU); In 1998 she did her doctorate there. Afterwards she received a habilitation grant from the DFG ; the habilitation took place in 2003 at the LMU. From 2004 to 2009 she was a professor at the Ruhr University in Bochum , chair of criminal law , criminal procedure law and legal philosophy. From July 2009 to September 2019 she was a professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin , Chair of Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure Law, Legal Philosophy and Comparative Law ; In 2009/2010 she was Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Toronto . Since June 2019 she has been Director at the Max Planck Institute for Research into Crime, Security and Law; she heads the criminal law department. She is an honorary professor at the Humboldt University in Berlin.

She is also a full member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and a corresponding member of the Academy of Sciences and Literature Mainz. In 2017 Tatjana Hörnle was elected a member of the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina .

Publications (selection)

Web links

Commons : Tatjana Hörnle  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files


  1. ^ CV on the website of the Humboldt University Berlin
  2. Tatjana Hoernle appointed as the new director, press release of the Max Planck Institute, July 9, 2019 , accessed October 7, 2019
  3. Homepage on hu-berlin.de