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.