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Assist. Prof. Dr. Etelka Korpič – Horvat

Assist. Prof. Dr. Etelka Korpič – Horvat graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana, where she also completed a Master’s Degree. In 1991 she successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, entitled Vpliv zaposlovanja doma in v tujini na deagrarizacijo pomurske regije [The Impact of Home-country and International Employment on Deagrarization in the Pomurje Region], which was also published. After graduation, she started working at ABC Pomurka as an intern and subsequently became a manager with the same company. In that time she also passed the state legal examination. She was employed as Director of the Murska Sobota subsidiary of the Public Audit Service for 8 years and subsequently worked for 9 years as a member and Deputy President of the Court of Audit of the Republic of Slovenia until February 2004. From 1994 until she was elected judge of the Constitutional Court she taught labour law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Maribor. At the same Faculty she was head of the institute for employment relationships and social security and lead lecturer for the subjects Budget Law and State Revision as part of the Master’s Degree programmes in tax law and labour law, where she was also lead lecturer for Individual Labour Law. She has held several important positions: she was president of a panel of the Court of Associated Labour in Murska Sobota for two terms; for one term of office she was a deputy in the Chamber of Municipalities of the Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia; for over 20 years she was president of a panel of the Court of Honour of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Republic of Slovenia; she was a member of the Judicial Council; president of the Commission for the Interpretation of the Collective Agreement for the Public Sector; president of the Commission for the Interpretation of the Collective Agreement for the Wood Industry in the Republic of Slovenia; president of the Programme Committee of the Dr. Vanek Šiftar Scientific Foundation; and president of the Žitek Agri-Tourism Cooperative in Čepinci. She is a member of the state legal examination commission and a member of  The Pomurje Union of Academic Sciences (PAZU). Her bibliography includes approximately 240 publications, mainly in labour law, budget law, and the field of state audit. The most important among them include the following: Zaposlovanje in deagrarizacija pomurskega prebivalstva [Employment and Deagrarization of the Residents of Pomurje], 1992; Zakon o računskem sodišču s komentarjem [The Court of Audit Act with Commentary], 1997; Zakon o delovnih razmerjih s komentarjem [The Employment Relationships Act with Commentary], 2008, co-author; Proračunsko pravo [Budget Law], 2007, co-author; Individualno delovno pravo [Individual Labour Law], 2004; Autonomnost postupka nadzora računskog suda Republike Slovenije [The Autonomy of the Supervisory Procedure of the Court of Audit of the Republic of Slovenia], 1996; and Termination of Employment Contract at the Initiative of the Employer in the Republic of Slovenia, Internationales und vergleichendes Arbeits- und Sozialrecht, 2008. She has participated in numerous national and international legal conferences and meetings.

She commenced duties as judge of the Constitutional Court on 28 September 2010 and assumed the office of Vice President of the Constitutional Court on 31 October 2016.


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