Silja Vöneky

Prof. Dr. Silja Vöneky is Co-Director of the Institute for Public Law and is a Professor of Public International Law, Comparative Law and Ethics of Law at the University of Freiburg (Germany). Her areas of focus include International Humanitarian Law, International Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, Biomedicine and Biosecurity Law, and the Law of Antarctica. Since 2012 she has been a member of the German Ethics Council, appointed on the Proposal of the Federal Government and speaker of the Working Group on Biosecurity of this Council. Besides of this she is – inter alia – part of the Group of Experts “Manual of the International Law in Peace Operations,” and since 2001 legal advisor to the German Federal Foreign Office concerning the Antarctic.