Goran Klemenčič

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Goran Klemenčič
Goran Klemenčič 2009.jpg
Minister of Justice
In office
18 September 2014 – 13 September 2018
Prime MinisterMiro Cerar
Preceded bySenko Pličanič
Succeeded byAndreja Katič
Personal details
Born (1972-05-28) 28 May 1972 (age 47)
Kranj, Yugoslavia
(now Slovenia)
Political partyModern Centre Party
Alma materUniversity of Ljubljana
Harvard university

Goran Klemenčič (born 28 May 1972, Kranj, Slovenia) is a Slovene lawyer and public servant, notable as commissioner of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption of the Republic of Slovenia.[1][2]


He completed a master’s degree at Harvard Law School after graduating from both Faculty of Law and Faculty of Computer Science at University of Ljubljana. He continued with post-graduate studies at the National University of Ireland.


He worked as a consultant at The European Committee on Crime Problems of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. He also participated in the preparation of the legal bases of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. For two years he was also a member of the OECD anti-corruption management committee.

In 2010, he became a Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption of the Republic of Slovenia. In 2013, the Commission's 2012–2013 Investigation Report on the parliamentary parties' leaders revealed that Janez Janša, PM, and Zoran Janković, the head of the opposition, systematically and repeatedly violated the law by failing to properly report their assets.[3][3][4][5] On February 18, 2015, the Supreme Court of Slovenia ruled that all sections regarding Janez Janša must be removed from this report because the Commission for the Prevention of Corruption failed to send the draft of the report to Janša for submission of his comments, and thus seriously violated Janša's rights, granted by the article 22 of the Slovenian constitution.[6] On May 29, 2015, the Supreme Court of Slovenia additionally ruled that all sections regarding Zoran Janković must also be removed for exactly the same reason.[7]

Other activities[edit]


  1. ^ An Interview with Klemenčič, Dnevnik, 6 December 2010
  2. ^ Delo's Personality of the Year Nominee 2011, Delo, 12 December 2011
  3. ^ a b Official News on the Commission's website, 10 January 2013, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  4. ^ Most powerful politicians do not know where they got the money (In Slovene: "Najmočnejša politika ne vesta odkod jima denar"), Delo, 9 January 2013
  5. ^ Žerdin, A. (2013) There is no room for an unexplained sources of money in the public servants' budgets (In Slovene: "V bilancah funkcionarjev ni prostora za gotovino neznanega izvora"), Delo
  6. ^ Judgement I UP 256/2014 of the Supreme Court of Slovenia
  7. ^ Judgement I Up 308/2014 of the Supreme Court of Slovenia
  8. ^ Europe Policy Group World Economic Forum.