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Supreme Court of Denmark

Jørgen Steen Sørensen 

Supreme Court Justice

Born on 21 April 1965
, Justice of the Supreme Court from November 2019

LLM (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), 1990
Head of Section, Ministry of Justice, 1990−92 and 1994−98
Head of Section, Parliamentary Ombudsman office, 1992−94
Studies at the University of Montpellier, 1998
Head of Department, Ministry of Justice (Legislative Office), 1998−2001
Acting judge, Eastern High Court, 2001−2002
Head of Division, Ministry of Justice (Legislative Office), 2002−2004 and 2005−2007
Employed at the U.K. Home Office and Cabinet Office, London, 2004−2005
Director of Public Prosecutions, 2007−2012
Parliamentary Ombudsman 2012-2019

Other positions and assignments

Concurrently with employment at the Ministry of Justice: i.a. external lecturer in constitutional law and legal philosophy (University of Copenhagen), prosecutor with the Copenhagen Police and with the State Prosecutor’s office, and adviser for Danida (Denmark’s development cooperation) in connection with the development of democratic institutions in the 3rd World, Uganda in particular

Honorary professor of Law (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Danish representative, The European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) under the Council of Europe
Member of the Board of the Law Society in Copenhagen
Member of the Board of the Nordic Law Meetings
Member of the editorial committee for the Danish professional journal Juristen

Author or co-author of a number of articles in law journals on, i.a., matters involving constitutional, human rights and criminal issues and of various law commentaries.

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