Michael Bohlander is a former German judge with a particular interest in comparative and international criminal law. His publications (19 books and over 140 articles, case comments, book reviews etc.) have been widely cited by courts of several domestic and international jurisdictions. Professor Bohlander's main research interests lie in international and comparative criminal law, including their linguistic and cultural aspects. The German Federal Ministry of Justice lists his English translations of the German Criminal Code and of the Act on International Cooperation in Criminal Matters on its official website. The translation of the German Criminal Code was translated into Farsi by Ms. Asli Abbasi and published in Iran in 2010, followed by the translation of his monograph "Principles of German Criminal Law" in 2011.