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Johan Hirschfeldt

Former president of Svea hovrätt (Svea Court of Appeal), Stockholm, Sweden
 

Born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1942
 
Bachelor of Law 1967 (Univ. of Uppsala and Stockholm)
Jur. Dr h.c. 2000 (Univ. of Uppsala)
Honorary member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities 
2006
 

Professional experience

• Clerk, Stockholm City Court, 1967–69
• Reporting Clerk, Administrative Court of Appeal, 1970–72
• Reporting Clerk, The Parliament Ombudsman, 1972–75
• Deputy Head of Department, National Tax Board, 1975–79
• Special Advisor, Ministry of Justice, 1979
• Head of Division, The Parliamentary Ombudsman, 1980–84
• Under-Secretary for Legal Affairs, Ministry of Labour, 1984–86
• Under-Secretary for Legal Affairs, Cabinet Office, 1986–92
• Chancellor of Justice, 1992–96
• President, Svea Court of Appeal, 1996–2007
 

Special official assignments e.g.:

• Chairman of Statens ansvarsnämnd (the board deciding on disciplinary sanctions against judges of first and second instances and high-ranked civil servants) 1996 - 2008
• Chairman of the board of the Election Authority, 2002 – 2007
• Chairman of Riksdagens Arvodesnämnd (a board deciding on remunerations and transition support for members of Parliament), 2006 – to present
• Chairman of a preparatory committee on constitutional matters concerning the Judiciary, official report, 1994
• Chairman of a Commission on procedures of the assignment of judges of high rank and the role of presidents of courts, 1998 – 2000
• Chairman of the Commission on Sweden and the Tsunami, 2005
• Member of the Committee on constitutional reform in Sweden, 2004 – 2008
• Chairman of the Inquiry on regulating the right to damages in the event of violations of the European Convention, 2009 – 2010
• Chairman of the Inquiry on transition support for former members of Parliament, 2011–2013
• Chairman of a Committee on Political information in schools 2014 - 2016 
• Expert of the Committee on constitutional reform in Sweden 2020 -
• Member of the Consultative Council of European Judges within the Council of Europe, 2000 – 2005
• Substitute member of the Venice Commission (The European Commission for Democracy through Law), 2009 – to present
• Ad hoc judge, European Court of Human Rights, 2010 – 2018
 
 

Other assignments e.g.:

• Chairman of the Swedish National Board to the Nordic Lawyers General Conferences 1999 - 2011
• Chairman of the Swedish Press Council, 2001 – 2009
• Chairman of the Institute for Legal Historical Research, 2003 – 2020
• Chairman of the Institute for Legal Research, 2012 – to present
                       

Publications:

 
See: www.johanhirschfeldt.blog      
                       
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Johan Hirschfeldt lives in Stockholm and is married to Ingar Beckman, who is former Chief Librarian of the Swedish Library of Talking Books and Braille.
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