The Hon. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Mellinghoff
- Member since 2010
- President of the Federal Supreme Tax Court of Germany (2011- )
Rudolf Mellinghoff studied at the University of Munster and served his traineeship in Baden-Wuerttemberg. He was appointed a Judge at the Finance Court in 1989. Thereafter, he was Head of Unit, Ministry of Justice of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1991-1992); Judge and Presiding Judge of the Finance Court of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1992-1996), and, as a second full-time office, Judge of the Supreme Administrative Court of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1992-1996); Member of the Constitutional Court of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (1995-1996), Judge of the Federal Finance Court - IX Senate (1997-2001); and Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (2001-2011). In 2011, he was appointed President of the Federal Supreme Tax Court of Germany.
Judge Mellinghoff is the President of the German Section of the International Commission of Jurists. He is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate from the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University of Greifswald, and is an Honorary Professor at the Eberhard Karis University of Tubingen.