Rechtsanwaltskanzlei von Raumer
Rechtsanwaltskanzlei von Raumer 

Law Firm for application proceedings at the ECtHR and for constitutional complaints

Since 30 years, Stefan von Raumer serves as a litigation attorney for his clients in matters of restitution law and property / ownership law, and since 1997 also in matters of constitutional law and matters governed by the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). In 2001, he founded his own law firm specialized in these areas in Berlin, Germany, Rechtsanwaltskanzlei von Raumer.


Today, Stefan von Raumer is one of the most acknowledged specialists for application proceedings at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) in Strasbourg and for constitutional complaints at the Bundesverfassungsgericht (BVerfG, Federal Constitutional Court) in Karlsruhe. He has conducted complaint proceedings at the ECtHR both against the Federal Republic of Germany and against several of the other 45 signatory states to the European Convention on Human Rights. At these courts, he leads cases in all areas of substantive law, from administrative law to civil law and criminal law. In 2022, the European Court of Human Rights accepted five of his applications and communicated them to the addressed governments.


Besides his many other publications on matters of jurispridence, Stefan von Raumer has been serving as editor and member of the team of authors of the fifth edition of the Commentary on the European Convention on Human Rights Meyer-Ladewig/Nettesheim/von Raumer, EMRK” published by NOMOS Verlag. 


Stefan von Raumer is also sought after as an expert, instructor, and consultant both nationally and internationally considering his comprehensive expertise:


He is Vice President and member of the Board of the Deutsche Anwaltsverein (DAV, German Bar Association). He represents the DAV on the European level as Head of the German delegation at the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), Brussels.


In his capacity as Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the German Bar Association and as Commissioner for European Affairs of its Human Rights Committee Stefan von Raumer deals with all human rights issues which  address the legal profession in Germany.


He is one of currently nine members of the Committee on Constitutional Law of the German Bar Association and in this role he regularly prepares so-called “Voten” (proposals for decisions) on constitutional law regarding pending constitutional complaints at the request of the Federal Constitutional Court.  In many cases, these proposals are taken into account by this highest German court in the decisions it finally issues.


Stefan von Raumer is spokesman of the German Bar Association at the Deutsche Institut für Menschenrechte (DIMR, German Institute for Human Rights) and represents the German Bar Association as member of the European Lawyers Foundation (ELF) Advisory board.


As Chair of the Human Rights Committee with the CCBE, Brussels, Stefan von Raumer influences all topics of relevance to human rights and to the rule of law that lawyers must face in Europe and worldwide.  As one of the members of the CCBE Permanent Delegation at the European Court of Human Rights, he represents the interests of more than 1 million European attorneys vis-à-vis the judges and the presidency of the Strasbourg court and he discusses current developments at regular round-table meetings with them.


Stefan von Raumer is also active on behalf of the Stiftung für Internationale Rechtliche Zusammenarbeit e.V. (IRZ e.V., German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation).  He has worked in numerous countries, particularly in Eastern Europe, by training lawyers, judges, and public prosecutors in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, constitutional law, restitution law, and property and ownership law.  


In addition to these activities, Stefan von Raumer also participates in international humanitarian missions.  Thus, he performed more than one hundred interviews with Syrian legal practitioners in November of 2016 as a member of an international team of experts working in the neighboring states of Syria, and he is co-author of the ILAC “Rule of Law Assessment Report Syria 2017” published in the wake of this mission in July of 2017, which attracted international attention.  He is actually continuing his work on the legal situation in Syria in a working group on House Land and Property (HLP) questions that will come up in a future peace scenario for Syria.

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