Manfred Nowak

Info
Titel: 
Univ. Prof., Dr. iur., LL.M
Vorname: 
Manfred
Nachname: 
Nowak
Position: 
Wissenschaftlicher Leiter
Telefon: 
+ 43 1 4277 35310 (Juridicum)
Adresse: 
Freyung 6 (Schottenhof), 1. Stiege II, A-1010 Wien

 Curriculum Vitae

Born 26 June 1950 in Bad Aussee
Nationality Austrian
 

Education

1986 Dr. habil of Constitutional Law (University of Vienna)

1975 LL.M (Columbia University New York)

1973 Dr. Iuris (University of Vienna)

Other Functions

since 2014 HOLDER OF THE AUSTRIAN VISITING CHAIR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF STANFORD, CALIFORNIA

since 2012 VICE CHAIR OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD OF THE EU AGENCY FOR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS IN VIENNA

since 2012 SCIENTIFIC DIRECTOR OF THE VIENNA MASTER OF ARTS IN HUMAN RIGHTS, UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

since 2012 HEAD OF VISITING COMMISSION OF THE AUSTRIAN OMBUDSMAN BOARD (NATIONAL MECHANISM FOR PREVENTION OF TORTURE)

since 2012 CHAIR OF AN INTERNATIONAL REVIEW COMMITTEE ON THE INTERNATIONAL COVENANT ON CIVIL AND POLITICAL RIGHTS (ICCPR) APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF TAIWAN

since 2012 MEMBER OF THE OMV (INTERNATIONAL OIL AND GAS COMPANY) ADVISORY BOARD FOR RESOURCEFULNESS

since 2011 PROFESSOR FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW AND HUMAN RIGHTS, UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA

since 2010 VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE AUSTRIAN UNESCO COMMISSION

since 2010 HONORARY MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTS (ICJ), Geneva

  • Fact-finding mission on Tibet and trainings on human rights in Taiwan.

since 2010 CONSULTANT for the DANISH INSTITUTE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

since 2009 HEAD OF THE INTER-DISCIPLINARY PHD RESEARCH SCHOOL “EMPOWERMENT THROUGH HUMAN RIGHTS” AT VIENNA UNIVERSITY

since 2008 HEAD OF THE INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH PLATFORM “HUMAN RIGHTS IN THE EUROPEAN CONTEXT” at the University of Vienna

since 2008 MEMBER AND RAPPORTEUR OF A PANEL OF EMINENT PERSONS (later renamed to PANEL ON HUMAN DIGNITY) selected by the Swiss Foreign Minister to draft and promote an Agenda for Human Rights which was launched in Geneva on 5 December 2008

since 1998 AUSTRIAN NATIONAL DIRECTOR REPRESENTING THE UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA IN THE EMA (EUROPEAN MASTERS DEGREE IN HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRATISATION) PROGRAMME, appointed by the Rector of the University of Vienna.

From 2000 to 2007 EMA CHAIRPERSON

  • EMA is based in Venice, was initiated by the European Commission and is jointly organised by 41 European Universities. As a model for similar multidisciplinary educational programmes, EMA was awarded the 2006 UNESCO Prize for Human Rights Education (Honourable Mention).

Former Relevant Experience

2009-2013 CHAIR OF COST ACTION “THE ROLE OF THE EU IN UN HUMAN RIGHTS REFORM”

2008-2012 MEMBER OF THE AUSTRIAN MONITORING COMMITTEE established in accordance with Article 33 of the UN CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

2007-2012 FRALEX SENIOR EXPERT/INTERNATIONAL EXPERT TO THE EUROPEAN UNION FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS AGENCY which was established in March 2007

2000-2012 HEAD OF AN INDEPENDENT HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AT THE AUSTRIAN MINISTRY OF INTERIOR (UNDER THE HUMAN RIGHTS ADVISORY BOARD OF THE MINISTRY)

  • preventive visits to places of police detention and control of the use of force by Austrian law enforcement personnel;

2004-2010 UNITED NATIONS SPECIAL RAPPORTEUR ON TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL, INHUMAN OR DEGRADING TREATMENT

  • Fact-finding missions to Georgia, Mongolia, Nepal, China, Jordan, Paraguay, Nigeria, Togo, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Denmark and Greenland, Moldova and Equatorial Guinea, Uruguay, Kazakhstan, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, and Greece; joint reports on Guantánamo Bay, Darfur and Secret Detention.

2009-2010 MEMBER OF THE COORDINATING COMMITTEE OF UN SPECIAL PROCEDURES

1995-2010 MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION OF JURISTS (ICJ), Geneva

2008-2009 SWISS CHAIR OF HUMAN RIGHTS, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva

2002-2006 MEMBER OF THE EU NETWORK OF INDEPENDENT EXPERTS ON FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

  • Network set up by the European Commission on the initiative of the European Parliament which published, inter alia, annual reports on the situation of human rights in the EU and its member States.

2001-2006 U.N. EXPERT ON DISAPPEARANCES

  • Examination of the existing international criminal, humanitarian and human rights framework for the protection of persons from enforced or involuntary disappearances
  • Adviser to the Working Group of the Commission on Human Rights drafting a Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance, which was adopted by the General Assembly in December 2006.

2001-2006 CONSULTANT TO THE U.N. HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS on a human rights based approach to poverty reduction strategies, which led to the adoption of the Principles and Guidelines for a Human Rights Approach to Poverty Reduction Strategies

2004 VISITING PROFESSOR AT THE EUROPEAN INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRATISATION (EIUC) IN VENICE

2002-2003 OLOF PALME VISITING PROFESSOR ON HUMAN RIGHTS at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (RWI) at the University of Lund.

1996-2003 JUDGE AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS CHAMBER FOR BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA IN SARAJEVO elected by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe

  • 1998 Vice-President;
  • The Human Rights Chamber was established under the Dayton Peace Agreement of 1995;

1989-2002 PROFESSOR OF LAW at the Austrian Federal Academy of Public Administration in Vienna.

1993-2001 EXPERT MEMBER OF THE U.N. WORKING GROUP ON INVOLUNTARY AND ENFORCED DISAPPEARANCES

  • Fact-finding missions to Yemen and Sri Lanka.

1994-1997 U.N. EXPERT IN CHARGE OF THE SPECIAL PROCESS ON MISSING PERSONS IN THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA

  • Started a process of identification of missing persons through exhumation of mortal remains.
  • Initiated International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP).

1986-1993 MEMBER OF THE AUSTRIAN DELEGATION TO THE U.N. COMMISSION ON HUMAN RIGHTS

1987-1989 DIRECTOR OF THE NETHERLANDS INSTITUTE OF HUMAN RIGHTS (SIM) AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UTRECHT

1973-1987 ASSISTANT AND ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AT THE INSTITUTE OF CONSTITUTIONAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW OF THE UNIVERSITY OF VIENNA (WITH FELIX ERMACORA)

  • Sabbatical leaves for research and field-studies in the USA (Columbia University New York), Latin America, Africa, UK (LSE London), Netherlands (Institute of Public and European Law, University of Amsterdam), Germany (Institute of Public and International Law, University of Bielefeld), and the United Nations at Geneva.

Further Credentials

AUTHOR OF MORE THAN 500 PUBLICATIONS in the fields of constitutional, administrative and international law, human rights as well as development studies

EDITOR OR ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER OF PERIODICALS AND SERIES e.g. Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, Austrian Review of International and European Law (ARIEL), BIM Human Rights Study Series, European Yearbook on Human Rights, Taiwan Human Rights Journal

PATRONAGE AND MEMBERSHIPS: e.g., Redress (Patron), International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT-Patron), Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT-Board Member)

HUMAN RIGHTS NETWORK: Due to numerous research activities and various functions in the field of human rights for many years establishment of a large personal network with key actors in the field of international human rights protection

VARIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS FACT FINDING MISSIONS FOR NGOS AND COMPANIES, e.g. to Brazil (for the Brazilian Bishops Conference), Surinam (for International Alert), India (Tibet mission for the ICJ), Yemen and Iraq (OMV).

2013 UNIVERSITY OF OSLO’S LISL UND LEO EITINGER HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD

2012 PROF. ET DR. HONORIS CAUSA EÖTVÖS LORAND UNIVERSITY BUDAPEST

2011 IAFS 2005 HONG KONG FORENSIC FOUNDATION LECTURE AWARD, 
presented at the 19th IAFS Triennial Meeting of the INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FORENSIC SCIENCES, Funchal-Madeira-Portugal, September 2011

2010 HUMAN RIGHTS AWARD, PANTEION UNIVERSITY ATHENS

2008 HUMAN RIGHTS MEDAL, UNIVERSITY OF MAGDEBURG

2008 MEDAL OF HONOUR, EUROPEAN INTER-UNIVERSITY CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND DEMOCRATISATION, VENICE

2007 BRUNO KREISKY PRIZE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS for outstanding achievements for services to international human rights

Publications

Selected books in the field of human rights

  • Die Europäische Menschenrechtskonvention in der Rechtsprechung der österreichischen Höchstgerichte (hrsg. gemeinsam mit Felix Ermacora und Hannes Tretter), Wien 1983
  • Politische Grundrechte, Wien 1988
  • Fortschritt im Bewußtsein der Grund- und Menschenrechte, Festschrift für Felix Ermacora (hrsg. gemeinsam mit Dorothea Steurer und Hannes Tretter), Kehl/Strasbourg/Arlington 1988
  • UNO-Pakt über bürgerliche und politische Rechte und Fakultativprotokoll - CCPR-Kommentar, Kehl/Straßburg/Arlington 1989
  • International Human Rights, Documents and Introductory Notes (gemeinsam mit Felix Ermacora und Hannes Tretter), Wien 1993
  • U.N. Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - CCPR Commentary, Kehl/Strasbourg/Arlington 1993 (2. Auflage 2005, chinesische Übersetzung 2003)
  • Europarat und Menschenrechte (Hrsg.), Wien 1994
  • World Conference on Human Rights (Hrsg.), Wien 1994
  • Die Schweiz und die UNO-Menschenrechtspakte - La Suisse et les Pactes des Nations Unies relatifs aux Droits de l’Homme (gemeinsam mit Walter Kälin und Giorgio Malinverni), 2. Auflage, Basel/Frankfurt/Bruxelles 1997
  • EU-China Human Rights Dialogue- Proceedings of the Second EU-China Legal Expert Seminar held in Beijing on 19 and 20 October 1998 (hrsg. gemeinsam mit Xin Chunying), Wien 2000
  • Einführung in das internationale Menschenrechtssystem, Wien/Graz 2002
  • Introduction to the International Human Rights Regime, Leiden 2003
  • The United Nations Convention against Torture – A Commentary (gemeinsam mit Elizabeth McArthur), Oxford 2008
  • Protecting Dignity: an Agenda for Human Rights - Progress report on the eminent Persons Panel by Manfred Nowak, Panel member and rapporteur, Genf 2008
  • Indicators and Monitoring Systems in External Policy-Making of the EU (hrsg. gemeinsam mit Julia Kozma und Roland Schmidt), BIM Human Rights Study Series, Volume 18, Wien 2010
  • Extraordinary Renditions and the Protection of Human Rights (hrsg. gemeinsam mit Roland Schmidt), BIM Human Rights Study Series, Volume 20, Wien 2010
  • A World Court of Human Rights - Consolidated Statute and Commentary (gemeinsam mit Julia Kozma und Martin Scheinin), BIM Human Rights Study Series, Volume 22, Wien 2010