|Preceded by Petar Klaric||Name Jasna Omejec|
|Alma mater University of Zagreb
University of Osijek|
Education Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, University of Zagreb
Jasna omejec predsjednica ustavnog suda
Jasna Omejec (born 9 January 1962) is a Croatian lawyer who served as the 4th President of the Constitutional Court of Croatia. She was the first woman to have held the position.
- Jasna omejec predsjednica ustavnog suda
- Early life and education
- Controversies during appointment
Early life and education
Jasna Omejec was born on January 9, 1962 in Osijek where she finished elementary and high school. She graduated law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Osijek in 1985.
After graduation, Omejec started working as an assistant at the Department of Administrative Law of the Osijek Faculty of Law (1986-1990). In 1990 she transferred to the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb where she worked as a post-graduate lecturer in administrative law and political sciences, and had started her postgraduate studies. Omejec gained her PhD in Administrative Law in 1994. In year 1999, she was elected judge of the Constitutional Court of Croatia by the Croatian Parliament. Her election was supported by the Liberal Party, Croatian Peasant Party, Istrian Democratic Assembly and Croatian People's Party – Liberal Democrats. She served as a vice-president and deputy president of the Court. On June 12, 2008, Omejec was elected first woman president of the Constitutional Court. On June 12, 2012, Parliament elected her for the second term as judge of the Constitutional Court. She was also reelected as Court's president. During her term in office she administered the presidential oath of office to the 3rd President of Croatia Ivo Josipović on 18 February 2010 and the 4th President of Croatia Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović on 15 February 2015 (for a term beginning on 19 February 2015). The latter instance marked the first time that two women had taken part in the presidential inauguration ceremony.
Controversies during appointment
The Law on the Constitutional Court which was valid at the time of her first appointment prescribed that the Judge of the Constitutional Court had to have at least 15 years of work experience in the field of law, while Omejec had 12. Croatian Parliament then changed the The Law and determined that the Judge of the Constitutional court could have 12 years of service but in that case had to hold PhD in law. Thanks to these changes Omejec was appointed as a judge.
This behavior has been heavily criticized by many including Đurđa Adlešić and Željko Jovanović. Adlešić, a member of the Croatian Social Liberal Party, stated in 1999 that Zlatko Kramarić (Liberal Party) and Mato Arlović (Social Democratic Party) were secretly arranging Omejec election with Croatian Democratic Union.
Omejec is a member-founder of the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences since 2001. She was a longtime member of the Liberal Party.
She is the author of many scientific works among which Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the practice of the European Court of Human Rights stands out.
Omejec's curriculum vitae includes: