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The new Justice Minister is Goran Klemenčič

Slovenia's 12th government was sworn in as the National Assembly endorsed the cabinet line-up of Miro Cerar by 54 votes to 25 with 6 abstentions on Thursday after a ten-hour session. The new Justice Minister is Goran Klemenčič.

Goran Klemenčič is a lawyer, LLM, Harvard Law School, committed to fighting corruption. He is a member of the European Groups of Experts on Corruption and an elected member of the European Committee for the Prevention of Torture and Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CPT of the Council of Europe).


Between 2010 and 2014, he headed the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption; before that, he was the State Secretary at the Ministry of the Interior. He has been the head of various projects and an advisor to the European Committee on Crime Problems of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and head of the evaluation of projects on financial crimes and corruption for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.


He has been a senior lecturer on Human Rights and Police Powers, Criminal Law and Procedure, at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security Studies of the University of Maribor; before that, he was Assistant to Professor Boštjan M. Zupančič at the Faculty of Law. Since the end of 1990s, he has been a permanent advisor to the Council of Europe, United Nations, OECD and the European Commission on legal and institutional reforms of the judiciary and criminal law, police authority, and bodies specialising in prosecuting organised crime (STA/MP).