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|Minister of Justice of Spain|
First Notary of the Kingdom
|Assumed office |
7 June 2018
Acting: Since 29 April 2019
|Prime Minister||Pedro Sánchez|
|Preceded by||Rafael Catalá|
Dolores Damián Delgado García
9 November 1962
|Alma mater||Autonomous University of Madrid|
Early life and educationEdit
In 1989 Delgado entered the Spanish Prosecutor Service, she was first assigned as a prosecutor at the High Court of Justice of Catalonia. 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.
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. 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.
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