H.E. Karl Erjavec
Date of birth: 21 June 1960
Education: 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, Portoroz, 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.