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Karl Viktor Erjavec


Minister's Office


Phone: +386 1 478 22 31


Fax: +386 1 478 21 70


E-mail: karl.erjavec(at)



Curriculum Vitae


Date of birth: 21 June 1960

 BA in Law


Foreign languages: French, English, Croatian, Serbian, German



1995–2000 – Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman: Director of the Expert Service; Head of the Office of the Human Rights Ombudsman


2001–2004 – State Secretary, Ministry of Justice


2004–2008 Minister of Defence


2006 – Chair of the Informal Meeting of NATO Defence Ministers, Portorož, Slovenia


2005 – President of the Democratic Party of Pensioners of Slovenia


2008–2010 – Minister of the Environment and Spatial Planning


2011 – Deputy of the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia


2012 – Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs


Mr Erjavec is the author of a variety of articles on the protection of basic human rights, the functioning of the judicial system and security issues. He is often invited to lecture at various professional seminars and conferences at home and abroad.


He is married and has two daughters.