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Walter Keim

(born 25 March 1948 in Schwäbisch Gmünd Germany) was an assistant professor at the Høgskolen i Sør-Trøndelag (Trøndelag University College) in Trondheim, Norway and teached at the department of Informatics and e-Learning.
He is a master of science in engineering (TU Berlin) and bachelor (Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)) included jurisprudence and psychology.

Walter Keim is both a civil right figure, netizen and an internet activist for freedom of information in Europe. He supports improvement of patients' rights.

Walter Keim is a member of Transparency Norway and supports access to public information at the X. Baltic Sea NGO Forum with lecture: "The role of international lawmakers and their respective influence on national legislation on access to information", the UN Human Rights Committee, the Universal Periodic Review and by cases Keim v. Germany: Appl. No. 41126/05Keim (II) v. Germany Appl. No. 31583/07, Keim ./. Germany (III) nr. 46953/09 at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) and Keim ./. Germany Constitutional court complaint (BVerfG) 1 BvR 897/14, submitted to UN and ECtHR.

The German parliament Bundestag could not say no to Keims demand for a Freedom of Information (FOI) Law. Therefore the President of the Bundestag send 22 December 2004 the petition suggesting a FOI law to chancellor Schröder requesting to work out a FOI law.
 
In collaboration with Christian Adler, Richard Albrecht, Edmund Haferbeck and others, Keim was coauthor of an "Open Letter" to the President of the Supreme Court in Germany (Federal Constitutional Court of Germany), March 1st, 2004
He is also publicly engaged against the re-establishment of the Berufsverbot as actually run in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, in 2005. In 2007 the authorities were forced by court decisions (Verwaltungsgerichtshof Mannheim 4 S 1805/06 and Verwaltungsgericht Darmstadt 1 E 1247/06) to withdraw the berufsverbot.

With respect to family rights Walter Keim supports to implement the suggestions of the Commissioner for Human Rights of the Council of Europe to solve the problems shown by the "Bamberg Declaration".

 

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