Born 1971; married to Helga Weinland-Safferling; three children.
Studied Law in Munich and at the London School of Economics.
Research Associate with Professor Greenwood at the LSE.
Doctorate at the LMU in Munich in 1999 with Professor Dr. Simma.
2nd state examination in Munich in 2000.
Senior research associate at Hanover University 2000-2002.
Senior research associate at Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg 2002-2006 (Chair of Professor Dr. Streng)
Appointment as a Whitney R. Harris International Law Scholar of the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, N.Y., USA, 2005.
“Habilitation” in Erlangen in June 2006; received the venia legendi to teach Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law, International Public Law and Comparative Law; Habilitation Award (Konrad Keller Prize) 2006.
“Preis für gute Lehre” recognizing excellence in teaching, awarded by the Bavarian Minister for Science, Research and the Arts, 2006.
From 2007-2015, university professor (W3 grade) for Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, International Criminal Law and Public International Law at Philipps-Universität in Marburg, and Director of the International Research and Documentation Centre for War Crimes Trials at the Phillips-Universität, Marburg.
Spokesperson for the Council of Museums of the City of Nuremberg Memorium Nuremberg Trials.
Member of the Arbeitskreis Völkerstrafrecht.
Of Counsel with the firm Salleck & Partner in Erlangen in the field of White-Collar Crime/Compliance.
July 2010 – November 2011 Spokesperson of the academic founding commission for the planning of the UN Nuremberg Principles Academy of the Foreign Office and the City of Nuremberg.
Since 11 January 2012, Member of the Independent Academic Commission at the Federal Ministry of Justice for the Critical Study of the Nationalist Socialist Past.
Since 20 May 2014, Member of the Panel of Experts on the Reform of Homicide-Crimes at the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection.
Since 2015, Member and Vice-President of the Advisory Board of the International Nuremberg Principles Academy.