Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law
Silvia Tellenbach completed her studies of law with the first and the legal preparatory service with the second state examination, and her Islamic studies earning a doctorate with a dissertation on the constitution of the Islamic Republic of Iran (1984). Since then she has held the position of head of the section Turkey, Iran and the Arab states at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law. Her main interest of research is Turkish criminal law, Islamic criminal law in the modern world, particularly in the Islamic Republic of Iran and constitutional law of the Near Eastern states. She published numerous books and articles in this field.