Göran Lambertz

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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.

Lambertz has been married to Susanne Lambertz, who works as a microbiologist, since 1975. The wedding, that was small scale, took place in Paris.[1]

Issues and controversies[edit]

Göran Lambertz has received much attention in Swedish media. No chancellor of justice before him has been so well known to the people.[2] This has also resulted in much criticism against him.

He refused to investigate the antisemitic character of the Yassin tapes in the Stockholm Mosque which led to international criticism.,,[3][4][5][6]

As a supreme court judge, he still defends his 2006 decision not to act in the case of Thomas Quick.[7]


  1. ^ Peruzzi, Britt. "Det är ynkligt att vända ryggen till" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
  2. ^ Brink, Bosse. "Med passion för juridik" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
  3. ^ Stockholm Mosque#Yassin tapes
  4. ^ https://books.google.be/books?id=sDVUYMeAewAC&pg=PA124&lpg=PA124&dq=Chancellor+of+Justice+lambertz+jews&source=bl&ots=Ka3kYSoMPS&sig=bzTm3mlSzEO_QBBfuENqyAytk9c&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjP88bTwq3UAhVPLVAKHRFvAN4Q6AEIQTAF#v=onepage&q=Chancellor%20of%20Justice%20lambertz%20jews&f=false
  5. ^ https://books.google.be/books?id=nIgvkyLLPIQC&pg=PA163&lpg=PA163&dq=Chancellor+of+Justice+lambertz+jews&source=bl&ots=2JCEtHe5J7&sig=_sk9nlkZhGM7tI2U-cm74g-n07E&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjP88bTwq3UAhVPLVAKHRFvAN4Q6AEILzAC#v=onepage&q=Chancellor%20of%20Justice%20lambertz%20jews&f=false
  6. ^ https://books.google.be/books?id=nIgvkyLLPIQC&pg=PA163&lpg=PA163&dq=Chancellor+of+Justice+jews&source=bl&ots=2JCEtHe5E3&sig=pqMBhMglr64B-pcAagzCNu1sTnY&hl=nl&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiek--5wq3UAhWJZlAKHbCKAPkQ6AEIKzAB#v=onepage&q=Chancellor%20of%20Justice%20jews&f=false
  7. ^ Day, Elizabeth (20 October 2012). "Thomas Quick: the Swedish serial killer who never was". The Observer.
Preceded by
Hans Regner
Chancellor of Justice
2001 - 2009
Succeeded by
Anna Skarhed