Hans-Heiner Kühne is a professor of criminal law, European and international criminal law, criminal procedure law and criminology at the University of Trier. He is also Chair of the Sino-German Dialogue on the Rule of Law. Previously, he was Dean of the Law Faculty of Saarland (former Trier) University and from 1991 to 1995 served as the university’s Vice-President. In 1981 he became a judge at the District Court in Saarbrücken. Hans-Heiner Kühne has participated in joint projects of the Japanese Ministry of Justice and the German Bundeskriminalamt, concentrating on organized crime and corruption. He has also taken part in the examination and restructuring of legal systems in Croatia, Romania and the former Soviet Republics. He obtained his Doctoral degree in law from Saarland University and also holds several honorary Doctorates.