Sabine Gless has been a full professor of criminal law and criminal procedure law at the University of Basel since 2005. Her research focuses on international criminal law, in particular mutual legal assistance law and European criminal law, and on the special significance of general principles and human rights in cross-border criminal prosecution. From this perspective, she examines fundamental questions of criminal procedural evidence at the national and international level. On the other hand, Sabine Gless deals with legal issues in connection with the digitalization of our living environment, for example through the introduction of virtual money or the conversion to highly automated and autonomous driving.

Sabine Gless is a member of editorial boards of various professional journals in Germany and abroad. She was a visiting scholar at the Woodrow Wilon School of the University of Princeton, Université de Toulouse, Global Legal Studies Center, University of Wisconsin and National University of Singapore, among others. Sabine Gless obtained a Luise Meitner Scholarship of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to do her post doc-work at the University of Münster in 2005. For her thesis on "Evidentiary Principles in Transnationel Law Enforcement" - "Beweisrechtsgrundsätze einer grenzüberschreitenden Strafverfolgung" she received the Habilitation Prize of the Juristische Studiengesellschaft Münster (2005). From 1997 to 2005 she worked at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in various positions, most recently as head of the  research group for European law and has received funding from a program for the promotion of outstanding female scholars. Sabine Gless received her doctorate at the University of Bonn in 1997 with a dissertation on "Regulating Prostitution in Germany". Since 2016 she has been a member of the German Research Foundation's expert commission on law and of the Humanities Division of the Swiss National Science Foundation's Research Council.

Functions and memberships in the following scientific and professional associations:

  • Commission "Ambizione" of Dept. I Humanities and Social Sciences of the Swiss National Science Foundation
  • Supervisory Commission of the Public Prosecutor's Office Canton Basel-City
  • German Research Foundation, Review Board 113 "Law Sciences"
  • National Contact Point (Switzerland) of European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN)
  • Management Committee European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN)
  • Council of Europe, Committee on Artificial Intelligence
  • Scientific Advisory Committee for "the Functionality of the Criminal Justice System", University of Bergen/NO
  • Scientific Advisory Committee for "Monitoring Threats Against national Security", University of Bergen/NO

Member of the following committees:

  • Mannheim Center of Data Science, Mannheim/DE
  • Senatsausschuss Evaluierung of the Leibniz-Gemeinschaft, Berlin/DE
  • Board of Trustees Fund for the Promotion of Teaching and Research of the Voluntary Academic Society

Subject areas:

  • Criminal Law, General Part / Special Part
  • International and European criminal law
  • Criminal procedurel law (focus: law of evidence, legal protection, criminal procedural interventions)
  • Internet criminal law
  • Comparative law (basic comparison between different types of proceedings)

Research projects/focus of research:

  • International Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters/European Criminal Law (Commentary on International Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters, Schomburg/Lagodny/Gless/Hackner)
  • Criminal procedural law of evidence/prohibition of evidence (commentary in Löwe-Rosenberg StPO)
  • Interpol/Europol (Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law, Oxford University Press)
  • Collaboration in the working group for police law and criminal law at the University of Mannheim
  • Law enforcement in federal systems (Eurojustice, Rethinking European Criminal Justice, Country Report Switzerland Project Max Planck Institute, Freiburg i.Br./D)
  • European criminal law, European Criminal Law Academic Network (Swiss Contact Point)
  • New Journal of European Criminal Law (Editorial Board)
  • Criminal defence lawyer (advisory board)
  • Legal Challenges in Big Data. Allocating benefits. Averting risks. (Schweizerischer Nationalfonds) link
  • NFP75 Big Data: Open Data and Legal Strings - Mapping the Ground for Public Funding Research Projects (Schweizerischer Nationalfonds) link
  • (Ro)Bot-Human Interaction – A Digital Shift in the Administration of Criminal Justice? Substantive Law, Procedure, & Verdicts in Ambient Intelligent Environments (Schweizerischer Nationalfonds)
  • VolkswagenStiftung: „Algorithmische Analyse und Prognose von Gerichtsurteilen: Eine explorative Studie“
  • Max-Planck-Gesellschaft: "Algorithmic Profiling and Automated Decision-making in Criminal Justice"