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Ivan Šelih

Deputy Ombudsman

University graduate lawyer, completed the state judicial examination; actively speaks English and uses the Croatian and the Serbian languages.  

  • Employed at the Ombudsman’s office since 15 June 1995, first as Adviser in the field of judicial and police procedures, and all forms of deprivation of personal liberty
  • Since 2007 also Head of the Judicial Affairs and the Optional Protocol Affairs
  • Completed his studies at the Faculty of Law in Ljubljana with a thesis from the criminal law group of subjects. The title of thesis was Privacy Protection under the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • As Head of the Judicial Affairs and the Optional Protocol Affairs at the Ombudsman’s office he leads, performs and coordinates the national prevention mechanism activities which the Ombudsman pursues, in cooperation with some NGOs, in line with Article 5 of the Act ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Uradni list RS, No. 114/2006 – international treaties, No. 20/2006 – hereinafter: Optional Protocol)


He authored several articles related to the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.