JUDr. Jana Baricová
Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic
From 1st March 2019 – 17th April 2019 - Acting President of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic
Born on 20th November 1953 in Vysoké Mýto, Czech Republic.
Graduated at the Law Faculty of Masaryk University in Brno between 1973 – 1976 and the Law Faculty of Comenius University in Bratislava between 1977 – 1978. In 1981 she was awarded the degree of doctor juris.
Between 1978 – 1981 she worked as a candidate-judge at the Regional Court in Bratislava. Between 1981 – 1985 she was a judge at the District Court Bratislava – Environs and between 1985 – 1990 she worked there in the position of the Vice President. From 1990 she was a judge at the Regional Court in Bratislava and from 1993 also the President of one of its Senates. Between 1997 – 2004 she worked as the Vice President responsible for the civil section at the Regional Court in Bratislava and from 1999 also for the administrative section.
In 2005 she became a judge of the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic and a member of its administrative division. From 2007 she was the President of the administrative division senate and between 2008 – 2014 the Deputy President of the administrative division at the Supreme Court of the Slovak Republic.
She has improved her qualifications and proficiency through regular training. She has attended several specialized courses, seminars and study stays in the field of the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms and European Union law (e. g. Edinburgh 1997, Cambridge 1998, Stockholm 1998, Copenhagen 1998, Wien 2002, Brussels 1992 – 2003) and the course "Training of Judges by Judges in Community Law" (Prague 2001 and 2002) and she has completed internships at several courts in the USA and the Federal Republic of Germany (1996), and seminars at the Court of Justice of the European Union (Luxembourg 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014). She has participated in the IASAJ Congress (Sydney 2010) and colloquia organized by the ACA. In 2008 she went through her internship at the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic as legal adviser to the President of this Court.
Since 1991 she has held the position of lecturer and tutor for all types of legal professions in the branches of civil procedure law, international private and procedural law, European Union law, family law and administrative law.
Between 1993 – 2004 she also worked in various legislative commissions (Code of Civil Procedure, Law on Judges and Lay Judges, Law on Ordinary Courts, Family Law and Law on Social Assistance).
Between 2004 – 2008 she represented the Slovak Republic in the European Judicial Network for civil and commercial cases. Since 2005 she has been a part-time member of the Pedagogical Board of the Judicial Academy of the Slovak Republic.
She works as a teacher of civil procedure law at the Paneuropean University. Since 2011 she has been a member of the Commission for titular exams at the Department of Administrative Law and Environmental Law of the Faculty of Law at Comenius University in Bratislava.
Since 2012 she has represented the Slovak Republic in the European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) as a substitute member.
Also since 2012 she has participated as the Vice President of the Commission on Recodification of Civil Procedure Law in the preparation of new codes of civil procedure and since 2013 she has been a member of the working group entrusted with the preparation of the Project for Stabilization and Modernization of the Judiciary. She is also the co-author of the Commentary on the Code of Civil Procedure (the part on Administrative Justice) published by C. H. Beck (2009 and 2012) and the textbook "Civil Procedure Law" published by Eurokódex (2010 and 2013).
She was appointed a Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Slovak Republic on 10th July 2014.