Ulrich Häfelin, born on 26 March 1923, died on 2 May 2016, after having prepared his promotion with Zaccaria Giacometti in 1959 handed in his habilitation thesis on the same subject in 1961 at the University of Zurich. In 1969 he was nominated as an extraordinary professor of public law, and from 1972 until his retirement in 1990 he was an academic teacher, inspiring and influencing many scholars in jurisprudence. Together with Dietrich Schindler (junior), he also was a founding director of the “Institut für Völkerrecht und ausländisches Verfassungsrecht“ at the University of Zurich.
Selected Works of the Author
Ulrich Häfelin/ Walter Haller: Schweizerisches Bundesstaatsrecht – Ein Grundriss, Zürich: Schulthess Polygraphischer Verlag, 4. ed. 1998 (with a supplement volume: Die neue Bundesverfassung, 2000).