MINISTER OF JUSTICE

Lucia Žitňanská

JUSTICE Minister Lucia Žitňanská was born in Bratislava on June 3, 1964. She holds a degree from Comenius University’s school of law.

Lucia ŽitňanskáLucia Žitňanská (Source: Sme - Vladimír Šimíček)

JUSTICE Minister Lucia Žitňanská was born in Bratislava on June 3, 1964. She holds a degree from Comenius University’s school of law.

Žitňanská worked as a lawyer at the Anti-Monopoly Office and beginning in 1992 she taught at her alma mater where she received the title of an assistant professor in 2001. She is on the list of attorneys of the Slovak Bar Chamber since 2002.

In 2002 Žitňanská became the state secretary at the Justice Ministry, nominated by the Christian Democratic Movement (KDH). Between February and June 2006 she served as the Justice Minister, after KDH vice-chairman Daniel Lipšic resigned from that post.

In the 2006 election Žitňanská ran as a candidate of the Slovak Democratic and Christian Union (SDKU) and was elected an MP. She served as a member and the deputy chair of the parliamentary mandate and immunity committee and as a member of the constitutional affairs committee.

She joined SDKU in 2007 and presently is the president of the party’s regional organisation in Bratislava.

In 2010 she was re-elected as MP but chose to relinquish her parliamentary seat to become justice minister.

Lucia Žitňanská is married with three children.

Source: SITA

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