Damijan Florjančič, Former President, Supreme Court
Damijan Florjančič was born in Postojna. He grew up in Slovenia and attended the Faculty of Law there, graduating in 1978. He received his master’s degree at the same faculty in 2005 in criminal procedural law. At the beginning of his career, Florjančič worked as a deputy public prosecutor at the Basic Public Prosecutor’s Office in Koper. He became a judge in 1986 at the Basic Court in Koper (later the District Court in Koper), where he served as president of the court. He then worked as a senior judge at the High Court in Koper and was assigned to the Ministry of Justice. During Slovenia’s presidency of the Council of the EU, Florjančič chaired the EU’s working group for substantive criminal law and served as cochair of the working group for criminal procedural law. He was later appointed director of the Judicial Training Center at the Ministry of Justice. He has since served as a chief justice at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia assigned to the criminal department and as president of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia. He is married and is the father of two daughters.