Robert Fico

Prime Minister

Government Office of the Slovak Republic

Date of birth: 15th September 1964
Place of birth: Topoľčany, Slovak Republic
Marital status: married, 1 child
2002 habilitation, title of Doc. (Assoc. Prof).
1988 - 1992 postgraduate studies at the Institute of State and Law of the Slovak Academy of Sciences in the area of "Criminal Law", CSc. (PhD) degree ("Death Penalty in Czecho-Slovakia")
1987 - 1988  judicial trainee, judicial examination
1982 - 1986  ComeniusUniversity - Law Faculty, Bratislava, doctoral degree of JUDr.
Professional experience:  
2016 - Prime Minister
2012 - 2016 Prime Minister
2010 - 2012 Deputy Speaker of National Council
2006 - 2010 Prime Minister
2002 - 2006   Member of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Women's Rights
2002 - 2004  Observer in the European Parliament
1995 - 2003  Chairman, Prison Commission of the Parliamentary Constitutional Committee
1994 - 2005 Member of the Slovak delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (1999 - 2001 - Head of Delegation)
1992 - 2002  Member of the Parliamentary Constitutional Committee
1994 - 2000 Governmental agent representing the Slovak Republic before the European Court of Human Rights and the European Commission of Human Rights
since 1992  Member of the Slovak Parliament
1986 - 1995 Law Institute of the Ministry of Justice (1992 - 1995 Deputy Director)
1986 - 1987 military service - assistant military investigator
Professional activities:  
since 2000  Member of the Slovak Bar Association, representation of crime victims
since 2003  defence counsel training for the International Criminal Court in the Hague
Political activities:  
2002 - 2006 Leader of Parliamentary Group of SMER - Social Democracy
since 1999 Chairman of Political Party SMER - Social Democracy
1996 - 1999  Deputy Chairman of the Party of the Democratic Left
1994 - 1996  Leader of Parliamentary Group of the Party of the Democratic Left
Other activities: author of several professional articles and books
  study stays in the U.S.A., England, Finland, Belgium and France - specialisation in human rights and criminal law
  participation in various international conferences and seminars
  author of several approved bills
  teaching activities - lecturer at universities in the Slovak Republic and abroad
  extensive publishing activities
  member, editorial board of Justičná revue
  Co-author of the project "Slovak National Centre of Human Rights" in Bratislava
  author of the project "Slovak Centre for Crime Victims"
Languages: English