Sverre Erik Jebens

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Sverre Erik Jebens
Judge of the
European Court of Human Rights
in respect of Norway
Assumed office
1 November 2004
Preceded by Hanne Sophie Greve
Personal details
Born (1949-09-29) 29 September 1949 (age 66)
Bergen
Residence Strasbourg
Alma mater University of Oslo
Profession Lawyer

Sverre Erik Jebens (born 29 September 1949) is a Norwegian lawyer and the Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Norway, a position he has held since November 2004.

Career[edit]

Jebens was born on 29 September 1949 in Bergen, the second largest city in Norway, and studied Law at the University of Oslo in the country's capital, graduating in 1977.[1] He was then appointed Deputy Judge at the Inderøy branch of the District Court of Steinkjer, and in 1980 took up a post with Trondheim police as head of its Financial Crimes Section.[1]

From 1983 to 1985, he was Legal Advisor within the Norwegian Ministry of Justice, and from 1987 to 1988 was Chief Legal Counsel at Trondheim County Borough Council, after which he was appointed judge at Frostating Court of Appeal in Trondheim.[1] In November 2004, he took up office as Judge of the European Court of Human Rights in respect of Norway. He is resident in Strasbourg, where the Court is located.

Publications[edit]

  • Sverre Erik Jebens: Menneskerettigheter i straffeprosessen ("Human rights in criminal procedure"), Oslo 2004. ISBN 82-02-23997-4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Judges of the Court". European Court of Human Rights. 1 February 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2011. 

See also[edit]