JUDr. Ľuboš Szigeti
JUDr. Ľuboš Szigeti
Vice-President of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic
He graduated at the Faculty of Law of Comenius University in Bratislava and after passing the titular examination he was awarded the academic degree JUDr. in 1983.
From 1982 until 1985 he worked as a candidate-judge at the Regional Court of Bratislava. After passing the professional judicial examinations he was appointed as judge at the District Court of Galanta, where he worked as a judge-alone and then as Presiding Judge of a Senate until he was appointed as a Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic. In 1988, while working at the Ministry for Justice of the Slovak Republic, he passed the second attestation examination with the result "passed with distinction". From 1990 until 1993 he was assigned three times for the temporary exercise of the office of judge at the Regional Court in Bratislava, where he worked in civil-law chambers. In 1994, he was appointed Vice President of the District Court of Galanta, then in 2000 as its President, holding that post until 2007.
From 2002 until 2007 he was also a member of the Judicial Council of the Slovak Republic.
In addition to his practice as a judge, he was active in the commissions for the recodification of the Civil Code and the Civil Procedure Code (1995 - 1996) and in the commission for preparation of Law No. 747/2004 Coll. on Financial Market Supervision.
As an ordinary court judge he attended several study visits and courses: a course for negotiation trainers organized by the Association of Judges of Slovakia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands (1995); a course for candidate-judges and judges organized by the Ministry for Justice of the Slovak Republic (1998), a study stay in the United States of America for familiarization with the Texas, Colorado, Washington, New York and Washington DC judicial systems (2003), a study stay in Greece to become familiar with the judicial system (2004), and an official trip to Luxembourg to the Court of Justice of the European Union (2007).
He has actively participated as lecturer and tutor in the training of candidate-judges and as a member of several selection committees for appointing the judges of the district courts and regional courts and more recently also for appointing the President of the Judicial Council of the Slovak Republic.
From 2007 until 2008 he was temporarily appointed a judge at the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic in the Administrative Division. In 2012, he was re-appointed President of the District Court of Galanta. In 2014, he was appointed a member of the Research Board of Janko Jesenský Faculty of Law, Danubius University.He was appointed Judge and Vice President of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic on 17th April 2019.
He was appointed Judge and Vice President of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic on 17th April 2019.