Mr. o. Prof. em. Dr.iur. Dr. h.c. Manfred Rehbinder
"Animals, too, have a right to legal protection through adequate, socially acceptable and applied laws and thus to a dignified existence. Therefore I support GAL, because this is the right way for progressive legislation".
Mr. o. Prof. em. Dr.iur. Dr. h.c. Manfred Rehbinder (* 22 March 1935 in Berlin) is a German jurist.
Manfred Rehbinder grew up in Gdansk and Hanover and began studying law at the Free University of Berlin in 1955, which he completed in 1959. Afterwards he worked as an assistant to Ernst E. Hirsch at the law faculty of the University of Berlin and studied sociology there and later in Cologne. In 1961, he received his doctorate in law from the Free University of Berlin; the following year, he obtained the Diplôme de Droit Comparé from the Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparé in Luxembourg. In 1964, he passed the Große Juristische Staatsprüfung in Berlin. He habilitated at the Free University of Berlin in 1968 and received the venia legendi for the subjects sociology of law, commercial law and labour law. After guest lectureships at the Universities of Freiburg, Ankara and Kyoto and a position as head of the scientific department and professor at the University of Bielefeld from 1969 to 1973, Rehbinder was full professor of labour law, intellectual property law, media law and sociology of law at the University of Zurich from 1973 until his retirement in 2002. Since 1974 he has also been an honorary professor at the University of Freiburg im Breisgau.
Manfred Rehbinder is Scientific Director of the European Institute for Legal Psychology (Zurich).