Klaus Hardraht


Education and vocational training

  • Studied at Würzburg University, Lausanne University (Switzerland), Strasbourg University (France) and Coimbra University (Portugal)

Career history

  • Assistant at the Institute for International Procedural Law, Arbitration and Bankruptcy Law in Würzburg, 1965–1969
  • Trainee in the Legal Department of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, 1969
  • Judge at Hamburg Regional Court, also a Lecturer at Hamburg University, 1970–1972
  • Civil servant at Hamburg Judicial Authority, 1972–1979
  • Judge at Hamburg Higher Administrative Court and Presiding Judge at Hamburg Administrative Court, 1979–1982
  • Director of the General Administration Office (personnel, budget, construction, organisation) of Hamburg Judicial Authority, 1982–1990
  • Director of the General Administration Department in the Saxon State Ministry of Justice, 1990–1991
  • State Secretary of the Saxon State Ministry of Justice, 1992
  • Senator of Justice in Hamburg, 1993–1995
  • State Minister of the Interior, Free State of Saxony, 1995–2002
  • Attorney in Dresden since 2002
  • Attorney and Partner at PETERSEN GRUENDEL, 2004–2011
  • Attorney and Partner at PETERSEN HARDRAHT PRUGGMAYER since 2011

Publications (in German)

  • ‘Finanzverfassung’ (The financial constitution) in: Degenhart/Meissner, Handbuch der Verfassung des Freistaates Sachsen, § 15
  • ‘Sanierung öffentlicher Haushalte durch Privatisierung öffentlicher Aufgaben’ (Public budget stabilisation through the privatisation of public duties), SächsVBl, 2003, p. 53 ff


  • German
  • English


Klaus Hardraht
Königstraße 1
D-01097 Dresden

Klaus Hardraht
Petersstraße 50
D-04109 Leipzig
Klaus Hardraht
ehemaliges Kaufhaus Schocken
Stefan-Heym-Platz 1
D-09111 Chemnitz


Current articles of Klaus Hardraht

NEWS | 17.07.2017

Bewegung im Reformprozess der Gemeindegebietsreform in Thüringen – Entscheidung des ThürVGH vom 9. Juni 2...

Sorry, this entry is only available in German. For the sake of viewer convenience, the content is shown below in the alternative language. You may click the link to switch the active language. Am 9. Juni 2017 hat der Thüringer Verfassungsgerichtshof (ThürVGH) ...