Jean-Jacques Urvoas

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Jean-Jacques Urvoas
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Minister of Justice
In office
27 January 2016 – 10 May 2017
Prime Minister Manuel Valls
Bernard Cazeneuve
Preceded by Christiane Taubira
Succeeded by François Bayrou
Personal details
Born (1959-09-19) 19 September 1959 (age 58)
Brest, France
Political party Socialist Party
Alma mater University of Western Brittany
University of Rennes 1
Panthéon-Assas University

Jean-Jacques Urvoas (born 19 September 1959 in Brest, France) is a member of the National Assembly of France. He represents the Finistère department,[1] and is a member of the Socialiste, radical, citoyen et divers gauche.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 19 September 1959 [2]


He has been a member of the Socialist Party since the age of 18.[3]

In 2009, he was made top security adviser to Martine Aubry, then the leader of the Socialist Party.[3]

Minister of Justice[edit]

On 27 January 2016, Jean-Jacques Urvoas was named as the replacement to become the Minister of Justice for France.[3][4] This after Christiane Taubira resigned as Minister of Justice of France, in protest of the new anti-terrorism law in France.[5]

Parliamentary Office[edit]

Early septembre 2017, Jean-Jacques Urvoas put a whistle-blower on trial, after having leaked the way how the parliamentary office real estate, bougth with public funds, was litigiously stated in his own private assets for 210.000€. [6] [7]


Political offices
Preceded by
Christiane Taubira
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
François Bayrou