Prof. Joseph Marko is a professor at the Institute for Austrian, European and Comparative Public Law, Political Science, and Administration of the Karl Franzens University of Graz, and currently Dean of the law faculty. He previously served as one of the three international judges at the Constitutional Court of Bosnia Herzegovina from 1997 to 2002 and as a member of the Council of Europe’s advisory committee, established under the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, from 1998 to 2002 and 2006/07. He also served as political advisor to the High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Christian Schwarz-Schilling in 2006/07. Since 1998 he is also the director of the Institute for Minority Rights at the European Academy Bozen/South Tyrol. He is author and co-editor of more than 25 books.