b. Vienna, March 20, 1910, d. Waidhofen an der Thaya (Lower Austria), April 22, 1997, expert in canon law and international law. From 1948 university professor in Graz, intermittently suspended from office, early retirement in 1967. Owing to his work for the Austrian Peace Council, an organization with relations to the Austrian Communist party (chairman 1953-1960), disciplinary and criminal proceedings were taken against him during the Cold War.
Works#Die christlichen Kirchen als souveraene Rechtsgemeinschaft, 1948; The International Status of Austria, 1951; Der oesterreichische Staatsvertrag, 1955; Die Pariser Vertraege, 1956.
Literature#C. Fleck, Der Fall B., 1987.