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Ivan Šelih

Deputy Ombudsman

University graduate lawyer, completed the state judicial examination.

  • Completed his studies at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana with a thesis from the criminal law group of subjects. The title of thesis was Privacy Protection under the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • Employed at the Ombudsman’s office since 15 June 1995, first as Adviser in the field of judicial and police procedures and all forms of deprivation of personal liberty.
  • Since 2007 he is also the Head of the Judicial Affairs and the Optional Protocol Affairs - he leads, performs and coordinates The National prevention mechanism activities which the Ombudsman pursues, in cooperation with some NGOs, in line with Article 5 of the Act ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Uradni list RS, No. 114/2006 – international treaties, No. 20/2006 – hereinafter: Optional Protocol)

He authored several articles related to the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms. He actively speaks English and pasively Croatian/Serbian languages.