Professional Memberships and Activities

Un­til his re­tire­ment in 2003 at the Max Planck In­sti­tute Pro­fess­or Es­er was a mem­ber of the board of dir­ect­ors of the Cen­ter for Eth­ics and Law in Medi­cine (ZERM) at the Uni­versity of Freiburg, mem­ber of the So­ci­ety of Med­ic­al Law (Gesell­schaft für Med­iz­in­recht), of the Ger­man Sec­tion of the In­ter­na­tion­al Com­mis­sion of Jur­ists, for two elec­tion terms mem­ber of the board of trust­ees of the Ernst Sche­ring Found­a­tion in Ber­lin and for many years chair­man of the Eth­ics Com­mit­tee of the Ger­man Psy­cho­lo­gic­al So­ci­ety. He con­tin­ues to be an hon­or­ary mem­ber of the In­ter­na­tion­al As­so­ci­ation of Pen­al Law (AIDP) and the Ja­pan­ese As­so­ci­ation of Crim­in­al Law and is a mem­ber of the coun­cil of the In­ter­na­tion­al So­ci­ety for the Re­form of Crim­in­al Law, the As­so­ci­ation of Ger­man Jur­ists (Deutscher Jur­ist­entag for which he served on the ex­ec­ut­ive com­mit­tee from 1989 to 1992), the Görres So­ci­ety for the Pro­mo­tion of Sci­ence (Görres-Gesell­schaft zur Pflege der Wis­senschaft) (where he served as chair of the sec­tion Law and Polit­ic­al Sci­ence from 1980 to 1986), the Ger­man-Amer­ic­an Law­yers’ As­so­ci­ation (DA­JV), and the Work­ing Group of Phys­i­cians and Law­yers (Ar­beits­kre­is Ärzte und Jur­isten) with­in the As­so­ci­ation of the Sci­entif­ic Med­ic­al So­ci­et­ies in Ger­many (AW­MF). Pro­fessor Eser was the ed­it­or of the series Beiträge und Ma­ter­i­ali­en aus dem Max-Planck-In­sti­tut für aus­ländisches und in­ter­na­tionales Stra­frecht in Freiburg (Con­tri­bu­tions and Ma­ter­i­als from the Max Planck In­sti­tute for For­eign and In­ter­na­tion­al Crim­in­al Law). He was a co-ed­it­or of the series Rechts­ver­gleichende Un­ter­suchun­gen zur ges­amten Straf­rechts­wis­senschaft and Ethik und Recht in der Med­iz­in, and un­til 2005 ed­it­or-in-chief of the for­eign re­view of the Zeits­chrift für die ges­amte Strafrecht­swis­senschaft. In ad­di­tion, he was a mem­ber of the Ad­vis­ory Board of the peri­od­ic­al Ethik in der Med­iz­in, the Ed­it­or­i­al Board of the European Journ­al of Health Law, and is still act­ing as a mem­ber of the Ad­vis­ory Board of the Revis­ta de Derecho Pen­al y Crim­in­o­lo­gía, the Ad­vis­ory Board of the Maastricht Journ­al of European and Com­par­at­ive Law, the Ad­vis­ory Board of the Revis­ta de Derecho y Gen­oma Hu­mano (Law and the Hu­man Gen­ome Re­view), and of the Scien­tific Ad­vis­ory Board of the Jahr­buch für Wis­senschaft und Ethik, of the Con­sejo Acesor of the Revista de Derecho Pen­al y Crim­in­o­lo­gía, the Con­sejo de Re­dac­ción of the Rev­ista Pen­al, the Law and the Hu­man Gen­ome Re­view/Derecho y Gen­oma Hu­mano and the Col­abor­adores Per­man­entes of the Lex Medi­cinae – Rev­ista Por­tuguesa de Direito da Saúde of the Centro de Direito Bio­médico Coim­bra.

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