Valerija Galić

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Valerija Galić (born 13 October 1956) is a current Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

She was born in Split, Croatia (then Yugoslavia). She completed the First Grammar School in Sarajevo and graduated from the Sarajevo Law School on 13 April 1981. On 1 July 1981 she was employed as a law clerk with the Secretariat for Legislation of the then Executive Council of the Assembly of the SRBiH. Thereupon, she was referred to the Municipal Court I for judicial practice. After having passed bar exam on 13 October 1982, she was employed as a law assistant, then advisor and assistant secretary in charge of legislation of the Executive Council of the Government of the R/FBiH until 1996 when she was appointed as the Secretary of the Office for Legislation of the Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

In May 1997, she participated in the USAID Program: Taxation in Federal System - Regulations Drafting - the USA Example, implemented in the USA. At the invitation of the Council of Europe in June 1999, in her capacity as representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina from Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and member of the Commission for Harmonization of Legal System with the European legislation, she was in an official study to Strasbourg in order to get acquainted with the work of the bodies of the Council of Europe.

She was a member of a number of working commissions for drafting and adopting various laws. She is also a co-author and reviewer of several professional publications. She was a member of the Commission for Professional Qualifications Exam for Employees of the Administration of the Federation of BiH and examiner in charge of the subjects Constitutional System and Administration in the Federation of BiH. On 30 July 2002 she was appointed Judge of the Constitutional Court. She took up office in February 2003 upon the constituting session of the new composition of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since June 2006 she has served as the Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of the Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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