Commissions and International Bodies


January - June 2001Chairman Task Force Investigating Effects of Depleted Uranium Ammunitions, Radar and Asbestos on German Armed Forces

1999/2000 Commission on the Future of the Bundeswehr (Weizsäcker Commission), Deputy Chairman

1999/2000Independent International Commission on the Balkans (Goldstone Commission)

1995/1996International Commission on the Balkans (Tindemanns Commission)

1970 - 1972German Armed Forces Structure Commission

International Bodies

  • Chairman of the jury „Gerd Bucerius Free Press of Eastern Europe Award“, ZEIT-Stiftung and Foundation Fritt Ord (Oslo)

  • Advisory Council, Global Policy Institute, Geneva (2003)

  • India Advisory Council, World Economic Forum (2003)

  • German-Korean Forum (since 2002); co-chairman until 2008.

  • German-Japanese Forum ( since 1993)

  • Indo-German Consultative Group (since 1992); co-chairman 1996-2007