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.
Walter Keim is both a civil right figure and an internet activist for freedom of information in Europe.
Walter Keim is a member of Transparency Norway and supports access to public information in Germany at EU, CoE, OSCE, the X. Baltic Sea NGO Forum, the UN Human Rights Committee, the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) and by cases Keim v. Germany: Appl. No. 41126/05, Keim (II) v. Germany Appl. No. 31583/07 and Keim ./. Germany (III) No. 46953/09 at the European Court of Human Rights and Keim ./. Bavaria.
He supports improvement of patients' rights. 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. The authorities were forced in 2007 by two court decisions (higher administrative court Mannheim 4 S 1805/06) and administrative court Darmstadt 1 E 1247/06) to withdraw the berufsverbot.
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