Danutė Jočienė

Justice

Danutė Jočienė was born in 1970. In 1994, she graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University. In 1999, she defended her PhD thesis at Vilnius University. In 1994–2003, she was an assistant, an associate professor, and a vice-dean of the Faculty of Law of Vilnius University. In 1997–2001, she worked as an expert at the European Law Department under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania. In 1997–2001, she was on internship at various foreign and international institutions. In 2003–2004, she was a representative of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania at the European Court of Human Rights and the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations. In 2004–2013, she was a judge of the European Court of Human Rights; in 2011–2013—Vice-President of Section II of the European Court of Human Rights. She is an author of several books as well as of numerous articles dealing with the issues of human rights. She is an associate professor at Mykolas Romeris University and holds a PhD in law.
In March 2014, Ms Danutė Jočienė was appointed a justice of the Constitutional Court.