Dražen Bošnjaković

Dražen Bošnjaković
13th Minister of Justice of Croatia
In office
7 July 2010  23 December 2011
Prime Minister Jadranka Kosor
Preceded by Ivan Šimonović
Succeeded by Orsat Miljenić
Personal details
Born (1961-01-06) 6 January 1961
Vukovar, SFR Yugoslavia
(present-day Croatia)
Political party Croatian Democratic Union
Alma mater University of Zagreb

Dražen Bošnjaković (born 6 January 1961) is a Croatian politician, member of the centre-right Croatian Democratic Union, and former Justice Minister.


Bošnjaković was born in Vukovar in 1961. He lived in Ilok until he was eighteen. He was a good student, and after finishing high school he went to Zagreb and studied at the Law faculty. On beginning his career he worked in the Council of Ivanić Grad, and from 1993 until 1997 he was a secretary in Sisak-Moslavina County. After that he started his own law firm and worked as a lawyer until entering into politics. He became a member of the Croatian Parliament on December 23, 2003, and served until January 11, 2008. From 2008 he was a state secretary in the Ministry of Justice of Republic of Croatia, and he is a member of the Central Committee of Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ). He is vice-president of the County Committee of HDZ of Zagreb County for then years.

Personal life

He is married and he is father of three kids. He speaks English, and his hobbies are biking, skiing, and tennis.


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