Prof. Miro Cerar, PhD

Prof. Miro Cerar, PhD

Dr. Miro (Miroslav) Cerar is a Professor and Vice Dean at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. Former Prime Minister (2014–2018) and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs (2018–2020) of the Republic of Slovenia. In the late 1980s, he was actively involved in efforts to achieve democratisation and state independence for Slovenia. In 1991–1992, he was secretary of the Constitutional Commission that prepared the constitutional independence acts, and drafted the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia and a new electoral legislation. In 1993–1999 he was a correspondent of the Center for the Study of Constitutionalism in Eastern Europe and wrote regular reports on the development of constitutionalism in Slovenia for the East European Constitutional Review. From 1992 to 2014 he was a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana and an external advisor to the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia on constitutional and other legal issues. In 2008, as a Fulbright Scholar, he lectured on comparative constitutional law at Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco and pursued post-doctoral studies at the University of California School of Law at Berkeley. In 2020, after his functions of deputy-prime minister and minister of foreign affairs expired he resumed his position as a full professor at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ljubljana. His areas of expertise include constitutional law and the theory of law and the state, including the rule of law, human rights, the methodology of legal interpretation and argumentation, law and ethics, and comparative legal cultures. He is the author and co-author of numerous books, studies and articles in Slovenian and foreign scientific journals and magazines. In 2023, Cerar joined the Regional Dialogue as an advisor on the Rule of Law. His focus is on the implementation of the new (amended) Constitution of Uzbekistan, in particular on the constitutional provisions of separation of powers and independent judiciary as a basis for the effective implementation of the principle of the rule of law and democratisation of an entire system of state power.

For a more detailed biography, see: https://www.pf.uni-lj.si/media/cerar_biography.pdf

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