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Faculty Detail
Hobe Stephan
Honorary Professor
Phone : (+91) - 79-23276611/23276612
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Fax : (+91) - 79-23276613
Email : Sekretariat-Hobe@uni-koeln.de

Publication(s) / Book(s) :

Publication / Books:

  • More than 200 publications in the field of Public International Law, European Law, German Public Law, Air and Space Law and Investment Law
  • 9th edition 2008 and "Europarecht" (European Law), 5th edition 2010
  • An English version entitled "Cologne Compendium on European Air Law" is foreseen for publication in 2012
  • In preparation is a commentary on the existing international space legislation (outer space treaties and UN General Assembly resolutions) in 3 volumes
  • "Cologne Commentary on Space Law", in cooperation with the German Aerospace Centre (DLR). Vol. 1 appeared in October 2009

Research / Area of Interest :

Areas of General Interest:

  • Air and Space Law
  • European and International Economic Law
  • Public International Law
  • European Law

Honours/Membership :

  • International Academy of Astronautics, Full Member
  • International Law Association, Rapporteur of Space Law Committee
  • International Institute of Space Law, Board of Directors
  • European Centre for Space Law, Board of Directors
  • International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leyden, Member of the Advisory Board
  • International Chamber of Commerce, Member of Air Transport Commission
  • German Society of International Law, Member of the Advisory Board
  • German Association of International Law (ILA German Branch), Treasurer
  • Academie de 1'Air et de 1'Espace, Corresponding Member
  • European Air Law Association, Member of the Committee of Management
  • American Society of International Law, Member
  • Nominated by Germany as ICSID Arbitrator

Teaching / Academic Experience :

  • Professor for German Public Law, European Law and Public International Law, University of Cologne 1997
  • Jean-Monnet Professor for the Law of European Integration Since 1998

Education :

  • 1st State Examination in Law (Gottingen)
  • LL.M., McGill University (Montreal, Canada)
  • 2nd State Examination in Law (Kiel)
  • Doctor jur. (Kiel)

Awards Received / Achievements :

  • Distinguish Service Award of the International Institutes of Space Law
  • Award of the class on Social Sciences for Volume 1 of the "Cologne Commentary on the Space Law" of the International Academy of Astronautics.

Work Experience :

  • Employment with German Space Agency (Bonn) 1990-1992
  • Senior Research Fellow, Walther-Schucking-Institut at the University of Kiel 1992-1996
  • Habilitation (Dr. jur. habil.) 1996
  • Professor for German Public Law, European Law and Public International Law, University of Cologne 1997
  • Jean-Monnet Professor for the Law of European Integration Since 1998
  • Holder of the Chair for Public International Law, European Law, European and International Economic Law and Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Cologne Since 1 September 2001.
  • Managing Director of the International Investment Law Centre Cologne (IILCC), University of Cologne

Other Accomplishments :

  • Editor of the German Journal of Air and Space Law (ZLW) and of the Series.
  • Co-editor of the looseleaf collection, Space Law - Basic Legal Documents
  • Co-editor of a Compendium on Air Law which was prepared in cooperation with Lufthansa, the "Kolner Kompendium des Luftrechts", volume 1 (2008), volume 2 (2009) and volume 3 (2010)
  • Co-editor of the series "Studies on International Investment Law".

Last Updated : 30-07-2015