Miroslav Šeparović

Miroslav Šeparović
5th President of the Constitutional Court of Croatia
Assumed office
13 June 2016
Preceded by Jasna Omejec
Justice of the Constitutional Court of Croatia
Assumed office
14 April 2009
5th Minister of Justice
In office
18 May 1995  20 April 1998
Preceded by Ivica Crnić
Succeeded by Milan Ramljak
Personal details
Born (1958-07-18) 18 July 1958
Blato, SR Croatia, SFR Yugoslavia (now Croatia)
Alma mater University of Zagreb

Miroslav Šeparović (born 18 July 1958) is a Croatian lawyer who serves as the 5th President of the Constitutional Court of Croatia since 13 June 2016,[1] had previously served as a 5th Minister of Justice in the center-right Cabinet of Zlatko Mateša from 1995 to 1998.

Early life and education

Miroslav Šeparović was born on 18 July 1958 in Blato[2] on the island of Korčula where he finished elementary and high school. He graduated law from the Zagreb Faculty of Law in 1981. He passed the bar exam in 1983, and notary exam in 1994. Šeparović gained his PhD from the same Faculty in 2013 with thesis "The welfare of the child and the principle of the best interests of the child in the practice of the European Court of Human Rights and the Croatian Constitutional Court."[1][3]


After graduation, Šeparović worked as a legal clerk in the Blato Winery in Zagreb (1981-1983), and then in the Military building institution Prečko (1984-1986). In 1986, he was appointed judge of the Municipal Court in Zagreb. In 1989, Šeparović got employed in the Ministry of Justice where he worked in the Directorate for Property and Legal Affairs. In 1995, he was appointed Minister. As a Minister, Šeparović participated in the drafting and implementation of regulations in the areas of civil law, the judicial system and criminal law reform. In 1998, he got a job at the Croatian Intelligence Service and become deputy head of the National Security Office. Since year 2000, he worked in private practice as a lawyer. He also served as a defender of general Mladen Markač at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. On 14 April 2009, Croatian Parliament appointed him judge of the Constitutional Court.[1]


Šeparović is a member of the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences.


He was awarded the Order of the Croatian Trefoil, Homeland War Memorial Medal, Homeland's Gratitude Medal, Memorial Medal Vukovar and the Order of Duke Branimir.


  1. 1 2 3 "Predsjednik | Ustavni sud RH" (in Croatian). Usud.hr. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  2. Utorak 14. lipnja 2016. 21:45h. "Ustavni sudac Šeparović iz ustavnog prava imao 2! - Politika - Hrvatska - Dalje.com". Arhiva.dalje.com. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
  3. Boris Bilas (2014-06-20). "SUDAC USTAVNOG SUDA Miroslav Šeparović u sukobu interesa zbog Obiteljskog zakona". Nacional.Hr. Retrieved 2016-06-14.
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