Johannes Riedel


Johannes Riedel




  • 1967–1971
    Bonn University, first state exam in law 1971
  • 1972
    Research assistant at Bochum University
  • 1972–1973
    Postgraduate studies at London University; LL.M.
  • 1973–1976
    Practical legal training (Referendar) in Bonn
  • 1976
    Second state exam in law

Professional History

  • 1976–1983
    Judge at the provincial court in Bonn; work in civil cases and in the court administration
  • 1983–1986
    Member of the state Office for Law Exams at the Ministry of Justice of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 1986–1994
    Judge at the Court of Appeals in Cologne; work in civil cases and in the court administration
  • 1994–1996
    Vice-president (deputy chief justice) at the regional court of Cologne
  • 1996–2000
    Deputy Head of the Department for Legal Education and of the Office for Law Exams at the Ministry of Justice, Dusseldorf
  • 2000–2005
    Head of the office and department mentioned above
  • 2005–2014
    President (chief justice) of the Court of Appeals in Cologne; Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of North Rhine-Westphalia
  • 2011–2015
    German member of the Consultative Council of European Judges (CCJE) of the Council of Europe
  • 2014–Today
    Member and Chairperson of the Expert Commission on Medical Malpractice, Chamber of Medicine, North Rhine, Dusseldorf

International Expert’s Involvement

  • 1992
    Conference on Legal Education in London
  • 1996
    Conference on Human Rights for Russian Judges in Moscow (OSCE)
  • 1996–2005
    Various seminars for German law trainees (Referendare) in Paris, introduction to French Law and legal practice
  • 2000–2005
    Expert in the working group on quality of the judiciary of CEPEJ (Council of Europe)
  • 1996–Today
    Various seminars in Cologne with visiting judges from East European countries, among those in 2011 with judges from Ukraine (Council of Europe)

German, English, (basic) French

A complete listing of Johannes Riedel's publications can be found here.