Peter Saladin was born on the 4th February 1935. He studied at the University of Basel, obtained his doctor degree in 1959 and passed his bar exam in 1961. From 1962 to 1963 he carried out graduate work at the Freie Universität Berlin and at the University of Michigan, Law School.
He was a collaborator with the department of justice in Bern. He obtained his habilitation in 1969 (Thesis “Grundrechte im Wandel”). From 1972 to 1975 he was Professor of Public Law at the University of Basel. From 1976 to 1997 he was a Professor of Public Issues and Administrative Law at the University of Bern. His work focused on ecological, ethical and public law of churches, besides he was interested in the rights of future generations and of nature.
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