Jean-Jacques Urvoas

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Jean-Jacques Urvoas
Jean-Jacques Urvoas (cropped).jpg
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 57)
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]


  1. ^ "LISTE DÉFINITIVE DES DÉPUTÉS ÉLUS À L’ISSUE DES DEUX TOURS" (in French). National Assembly of France. Retrieved 2010-07-03. 
  2. ^ "Jean-Jacques Urvoas". (in French). Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c "Socialists' security man named France’s new justice minister - France 24". France 24. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
  4. ^ Associated Press, French justice chief resigns amid flap over terrorism bill, San Francisco Chronicle, January 27, 2016
  5. ^ "French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira resigns after terror law row - France 24". France 24. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2017. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Christiane Taubira
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
François Bayrou