Johannes Werthauer, J.D.

Lawyer, sexual penal code reformer

After studying law and political economics, Werthauer worked as a lawyer and notary, and served as honorary consul for Yugoslavia.

Werthauer and his Institute colleagues fought for reform of the sexual penal code (legalization of abortion) and the marriage law. He wrote for Institute publications and worked as a defense lawyer. Werthauer spoke out for the principle of "education instead of prison." In 1933, he emigrated to Paris.