Lars Göran Tomas Lambertz (born 17 February 1950) was the Chancellor of Justice (Swedish: justitiekansler) in Sweden between 2001 and 2009. He is currently serving as a judge on the Supreme Court of Sweden.
Lambertz was born in Kisa in Östergötland County. He received a Candidate of Law (Swedish: juris kandidat) from Uppsala University in 1976. He became an Assessor at the Svea Court of Appeal (Swedish: Svea hovrätt) and was employed at the Swedish Ministry of Justice the same year. In 1994 Lambertz was appointed as Assistant Undersecretary (Swedish: departementsråd) and in 1997 as Chief of Justice (Swedish: rättschef) at the Ministry of Justice. He was appointed as Chancellor of Justice on October 1, 2001. He stepped down in 2009, becoming a judge in the supreme court instead.
Issues and controversies
Göran Lambertz has received much attention in Swedish media. No chancellor of justice before him has been so well known to the people. This has also resulted in much criticism against him.
- Peruzzi, Britt. "Det är ynkligt att vända ryggen till" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
- Brink, Bosse. "Med passion för juridik" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
- Stockholm Mosque#Yassin tapes
- Day, Elizabeth (20 October 2012). "Thomas Quick: the Swedish serial killer who never was". The Observer.
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2001 - 2009