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Dolores Delgado García (born 9 November 1962)[1] is a Spanish prosecutor currently serving as Minister of Justice of Spain and First Notary of the Kingdom since 2018.


Dolores Delgado

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Minister of Justice of Spain
First Notary of the Kingdom
Assumed office
7 June 2018
Acting: Since 29 April 2019
MonarchFelipe VI
Prime MinisterPedro Sánchez
Preceded byRafael Catalá
Personal details
Born
Dolores Damián Delgado García

(1962-11-09) 9 November 1962 (age 56)
Madrid, Spain
Political partyIndependent
Alma materAutonomous University of Madrid
OccupationProsecutor

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Early life and educationEdit

Born in 1962 in Madrid, Delgado studied law at the Autonomous University of Madrid, furthering her legal education with a master's degree in EU Law by the Complutense University of Madrid.

CareerEdit

In 1989 Delgado entered the Spanish Prosecutor Service, she was first assigned as a prosecutor at the High Court of Justice of Catalonia.[2] Later she was assigned to the Special Anti-Drug Prosecutor's office.

From 1993 Delgado was a prosecutor at the Audiencia Nacional. In that capacity, she led the prosecution on several high-profile drug and terrorist cases, as promoted several Universal jurisdiction cases tried at the court. After the 2004 Madrid train bombings she specialised in Islamic terrorism.[3]

For a short period of time (2006-2007) Delgado was the spokeswoman of the Prosecutor General's office. In 2011 she was a support prosecutor at the International Criminal Court.

As a prosecutor she has shown herself as favourable to universal jurisdiction and very vocal on corruption issues.[4] In 2013 she opposed the extradition of Hervé Falciani to Switzerland considering him a valuable asset in fight against tax fraud and corruption.

Justice Minister, 2018–presentEdit

After Mariano Rajoy received a vote of no confidence, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez appointed Delgado as Minister of Justice in June 2018. As Minister of Justice she also holds the honorary position of First Notary of the Kingdom.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Escalafón de la Carrera Fiscal.- Dolores Damián Delgado García
  2. ^ "La Ministra Biografía". Ministry of Justice of Spain.
  3. ^ "La fiscal Dolores Delgado, una veterana en la Audiencia Nacional y experta en yihadismo, ocupará la cartera de Justicia". Europa Press.
  4. ^ "Dolores Delgado: la ministra de Justicia que se enfrentó a la cúpula fiscal de la Audiencia Nacional". Voz Populi.