JUDr. Libor Duľa
JUDr. Libor Duľa
Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic
He graduated at the Faculty of Law of the University of Pavol Jozef Šafárik in Košice in 1988 and after passing the titular examination he was awarded the title of iuris utriusque doctor in 1989.
Immediately after finishing his studies he started his legal practice as a candidate-judge at the Regional Court of Košice.
He was appointed a judge in 1992 and served at the Municipal Court of Košice and the District Court of Košice I, as Presiding Judge of a Senate, as Presiding Judge of the Criminal Law Division and as Vice President of the District Court of Košice I.
In 2009 he became a judge at the Regional Court of Košice, where he had already been assigned a two-year temporary assignment as a judge.
During 2008 and 2009 he completed a judicial internship at the Ministry for Justice of the Slovak Republic, during which he was entrusted with management of the Criminal Law and Prison Legislation Department and then subsequently entrusted with management of the Legislation Section.
On 1st July 2010, he became a Judge of the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic, and from 2014 also Presiding Judge of the Senate of this Court.
On 29th September 2015, he was elected by the Judges and served as Presiding Judge of the Criminal Law Division of the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic until his appointment as a Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic.
During this period he was also the Head of the Review Department of the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic (review of the current state of the judiciary in the courts of the Slovak Republic).
He has devoted himself to criminal justice throughout the entire period of his judicial duties. He played a significant role in the creation of the predominant part of the current case law of the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic in this area, especially during the his office as a Presiding Judge of the Criminal Law Division. He has also collaborated on the drafting of legislative amendments.
He is an external member of the Pedagogical Board of the Judicial Academy of the Slovak Republic, where he also gives lectures and is the Chairman of the Examinations Committee of the Judicial Academy of the Slovak Republic. He is also a member of the Examinations Board of the Slovak Bar Association.
He was appointed a Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic on 10th October 2019.