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The Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic is the central authority of the Slovak State Administration for the Courts and Bailiffs. The following are some of the primary goals of the Ministry:

  • To prepare legislation in the areas of constitutional law, criminal law, civil law, commercial law, family law, bankruptcy law, and private international law.[1]
  • To carry out state supervision in the legally established scope over the activity of the court executors, over the activities of the Slovak Chamber of Executors, over the activities of the Notary Chamber of the Slovak Republic, and over the activity of notaries.[1]
  • To ensure the performance of expert activities, translation activities, and interpreting activities and the issuance of the Collection of Laws of the Slovak Republic and the Commercial Bulletin.[1]
  • To ensure the representation of Slovakia in the European Court of Human Rights, in the Court of Justice of the European Communities, and in the Court of First Instance of the European Communities.[1]
  • To ensure the fulfillment of tasks related to the membership of the Slovak Republic in Eurojust.[1]

List of ministersEdit

Ministers of Justice of the Autonomous Government of Slovakia for the period 1938 - 1939Edit

# Name Government Functional period Notes
First Ferdinand Ďurčanský Government of Jozef Tiso 7 October 1938 – 1 December 1938 Minister for Justice, Health and Social Welfare
Second Miloš Vančo Second and third governments of Jozef Tiso 1 December 1938 – 9 March 1939 Minister of Justice
Third Jozef Sivák Government of Jozef Sivák 9 March 1939 – 11 March 1939 Prime Minister and Minister of all sectors (excluding Finance)
Fourth Gejza Fritz Government of Karol Sidor 11 March 1939 – 14 March 1939 Minister of Justice

Justice ministers in governments of first Slovak Republic for the period 1939 - 1945Edit

# Name Government Functional period Notes
First Gejza Fritz Fourth government of Jozef Tiso, Government of Vojtech Tuka 14 March 1939 – 5 September 1944 Minister of Justice
Second Štefan Tiso Government of Štefan Tiso 5 September 1944 – 4 April 1945 Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Justice

Committees of Justice in the Slovak Corps of the Slovak National Council in the period 1944-1960Edit

# Name Officers' meeting Functional period Notes
First Jozef Šoltész and Ivan Pietor ZB 1. 9. - 5. 9. 44 1 September 1944 - 5 September 1944 Orthodoxy commissioners
Second Jozef Šoltész ZP 5. 9. - 23. 10. 44 5 September 1944 - 23 October 1944 Judge-in-Chief (Ivan Pietor was Deputy Deputy)
Third Ivan Štefánik ZP 7. 2. - 21. 2. 45

ZP 21. 2. - 11. 4. 45

ZP 11. 4. - 18. 9. 45

ZP 18. 9. 45 - 16. 8. 46

ZP 16. 8. 46 - 18. 11. 47

7 February 1945 - 18 November 1947 The Justice Commissioner, from 21 February 1945, the Jury for the Judiciary, since 11 April 1945, the Jury for Justice.
Fourth Andrej Buza ZP 18. 11. 47 - 23. 2. 48 18 November 1947 - 26 February 1948 The Justice Commissioner. On 26 February 1948, he was dismissed.
Fifth Julius Viktor ZP 6. 3. - 18. 6. 48

ZP 18. 6. 48 - 17. 12. 54

6 March 1948 - 20 September 1951 The Justice Commissioner
Sixth Rudolf Strechaj ZP 18. 6. 48 - 17. 12. 54 20 September 1951 - 31 January 1953 The Justice Commissioner
Seventh Juraj Uhrín ZP 17. 12. 54 - 2. 8. 56

ZP 2. 8. 56 - 11. 7. 60

17 December 1954 - 18 December 1956 The Justice Commissioner
Eighth Mikuláš Kapusňák ZP 2. 8. 56 - 11. 7. 60 18 December 1956 - 13 March 1959 The Justice Commissioner
Ninth Ladislav Gešo ZP 2. 8. 56 - 11. 7. 60 13 March 1959 – 11 July 1960 The Justice Commissioner

Povereníci justice and the chairmen of the commissions of the Slovak National Council of Justice for the period 1960 - 1968Edit

# Name SNR Functional period Notes
First Ladislav Gešo SNR 1960-1964 14 July 1960 – 27 June 1963 Chief Justice and Chairman of the JRC Jurisdiction Committee
Second Peter Colotka SNR 1960-1964

SNR 1964-968

27 June 1963 – 29 December 1968 Chief Justice and Chairman of the JRC Jurisdiction Committee

Justice ministers in governments of Slovakia within the Czechoslovak FederationEdit

# Name Government Functional period Notes
First Felix Vašečka Government of Š. Sadovsky and P. Colotka 2 January 1969 – 3 December 1970 Minister of Justice
Second Pavol Király Government of Š. Sadovsky and P. Colotka, First, second and third Governments of P. Colotka 3 December 1970 – 30 November 1982 Minister of Justice
Third Ján Pješčak Third government of P. Colotka, Government of P. Colotka, I. Knotka and P. Hrivnák 30 November 1982 – 20 April 1988 Minister of Justice.
Fourth Milan Čič Government of P. Colotka, I. Knotka and P. Hrivnák 20 April 1988 – 8 December 1989 Minister of Justice
Fifth Ladislav Košťa Government of Milan Čič, first government of Vladimír Mečiar 12 December 1989 – 22 April 1991 Minister of Justice
Sixth Marian Posluch Government of Ján Čarnogurský 23 April 1991 – 24 June 1992 Minister of Justice
Seventh Katarína Tóthová [1st female] Second government of Vladimír Mečiar 24 June 1992 - 31 December 1992 Minister of Justice. After the dissolution of the federation, she continued as a minister in the government of independent Slovakia.

Ministers of Justice of independent SlovakiaEdit

# Name Government Functional period Notes
First Katarína Tóthová Second government of Vladimír Mečiar 1 January 1993 – 15 March 1994 Minister of Justice
Second Milan Hanzel Government of Jozef Moravčík 15 March 1994 – 13 December 1994 Minister of Justice
Third Jozef Liščák Third government of Vladimír Mečiar 13 December 1994 – 30 October 1998 Minister of Justice
Fourth Jan Čarnogurský First government of Mikuláš Dzurinda 30 October 1998 – 15 October 2002 Minister of Justice
Fifth Daniel Lipšic Second government of Mikuláš Dzurinda 16 October 2002 – 8 February 2006 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice
Sixth Lucia Žitňanská Second government of Mikuláš Dzurinda 8 February 2006 – 4 July 2006 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice
Seventh Štefan Harabin First government of Robert Fico 4 July 2006 – 23 June 2009 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice
Eighth Robert Fico First government of Robert Fico 26 June 2009 – 3 July 2009 Temporarily charged with management
Ninth Viera Petríková First government of Robert Fico 3 July 2009 – 8 July 2010 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice
Tenth Lucia Žitňanská Government of Iveta Radičová 9 July 2010 – 4 April 2012 Minister of Justice
Eleventh Tomáš Borec Second government of Robert Fico 4 April 2012 – 23 March 2016 Minister of Justice
Twelfth Lucia Žitňanská Third government of Robert Fico 23 March 2016 – 22 March 2018 Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Justice
Thirteenth Gábor Gál Government of Peter Pellegrini from 22 March 2018 Minister of Justice

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Ministry of justice of the Slovak republic". wwwold.justice.sk. Retrieved 27 October 2018.