M Luzius Wildhaber

It is with much regret that we report that Master Wildhaber (M Luzius Wildhaber) sadly died on Monday 22 July 2020, aged 83. The Inn’s flag flew at half-mast on Wednesday 24 March 2021, in his memory.

Master Wildhaber studied law at Basle and Yale universities. In 1977 he was appointed Professor at Basle University. From 1992 to 1994 he was Rector of the University. From 1975 to 1988 he sat as a judge of the Constitutional Court of the Principality of Liechtenstein and from 1989 to 1994 as a judge of the Administrative Tribunal of the Inter-American Development Bank. In 1991 he was elected judge of the European Court. In 1998 he was elected by his colleagues first President of the full-time Court set up under Protocol No. 11 to the Convention and continued as President being twice re-elected until he reached the retirement age of 70 fixed by the Convention.

Master Wildhaber was elected an Honorary Bencher in 2002 and gave a lecture at the Inn in October 2003.