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Jørgen Steen SØRENSEN

Justice of the Supreme Court of Denmark (since 2019)

Born on 21 April 1965


  • LLM (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), 1990
  • Studies at the University of Montpellier, 1998


  • Head of Section, Ministry of Justice, 1990−92 and 1994−98
  • Head of Section, Parliamentary Ombudsman office, 1992−94
  • Head of Department, Ministry of Justice (Legislative Office), 1998−2001
  • Acting judge, Eastern High Court, 2001−2002
  • Deputy Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice (Legislative Office), 2002−2004 and 2005−2007
  • Employed at the U.K. Home Office and Cabinet Office, London, 2004−2005
  • Director of Public Prosecutions, 2007−2012
  • Parliamentary Ombudsman 2012-2019

Other positions and assignments:

  • Honorary professor of Law (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Danish representative, the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe
  • Member of the Board of the Law Society in Copenhagen
  • Member of the Board of the Nordic Law Meetings
  • Member of the editorial committee for the Danish professional journal Juristen


Author / co-author of a number of articles in law journals on, i.a., matters involving constitutional, human rights and criminal issues and of various law commentaries.


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