JUDr. Peter Straka

Photo Peter Straka

Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic

b. 1967

He graduated at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice in 1989. In 1990 he became a candidate-judge at the Regional Court of Košice and after passing the judicial examination he became a judge at the District Court of Prešov in 1993. He worked at the Regional Court of Prešov after its establishment in 1997 and from 2015 he served as Presiding Judge of the Civil Law Division.

In the period from 2006 until 2010 he worked as an intern in the Legislative Section of the Ministry for Justice of the Slovak Republic. He participated in work on several amendments to private law regulations, especially in the preparation of the new Civil Code in the Codification Commission under the leadership of Professor Lazar.

From 2012 until 2017 he was a member of the Judicial Council of the Slovak Republic.

In particular, he devoted himself to the legal aspects of equal treatment in Slovakian conditions, discrimination, the institution of non-material harm, and participated in research projects in this field. The ​​protection of the weaker party (consumers, employees, discriminated persons) resonates in his publishing activity. He is a co-author of a commentary on voluntary auctions. He was also an external lecturer at the Judicial Academy. Outside the judiciary, he has focused on giving lectures for the Department of Economics at the Institute of Banking Education.

He was appointed a Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic on 10th October 2019.

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