The head of the CPC is the Chief Commissioner who represents CPC and manages its work. He has two deputies and together they form the decision making panel of the CPC. The CPC decides on substantial matters (related to corruption, conflict of interest, breach of ethics, adopting recommendations, etc) as a collegial body with majority of votes.
Chief Commissioner and two deputies are appointed by the President of the Republic of Slovenia following an open recruitment procedure and nomination by a special selection board. Candidates, which must meet professional and integrity standards, are screened and interviewed by a selection board comprising a representative of the Government, the National Assembly, non-governmental organisations, the Independent Judicial Council and the Independent Council of Officials. The Chief Commissioners’ term of office is six years, the deputies' five. The can serve up to two terms in office. Prior to the expiration of the mandate, they can only be dismissed from office by the President (on his/her own motion or on the motion of the Parliament), if they act in breach of the Constitution or the law.
Goran Klemenčič, LL.M. e-mail
After graduating from the Faculty of Law at University of Ljubljana he completed his master’s degree at Harvard Law School and continued with post-graduate studies at the National University of Ireland.
Before taking office as the Chief Commissioner of the CPC he was the State Secretary at the Ministry of the Interior from 2008 to 2010. That was not his only job at the ministry; in the past he had been employed at the Office of Guidance and Supervision of the Police. Before that, he worked at the Office for the Prevention of Corruption of the Republic of Slovenia and at the Faculty of Criminal Justice and Security at the University of Maribor. He had worked abroad for several years, among other as a consultant and project manager at The European Committee on Crime Problems of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris.
From 2003, he has worked as a permanent external associate for the projects of the Council of Europe, the United Nations, OECD, European Commission, United Institute for Peace and the Irish Centre for Human Rights in the areas of legal and institutional reforms of criminal law, police jurisdiction, specialized authorities for prosecution of organized crime and corruption and cyber crime and privacy in connection with information technologies. In addition to Europe, he has experience in advising government and international institutions in the Russian Federation, South East Europe, Central Asia, Caucasus, China and Latin America. He also participated in the preparation of the legal bases of the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. For two years he was also a member of the OECD anti-corruption management committee.
He is a member of the technical board of the Institute of Forensic Information Technologies, a member of the consultative body of Amnesty International Slovenia, and the co-founder and the first director of the International Human Rights, Criminal Justice Law and Privacy Centre. He has published a series of professional and scientific articles at home and abroad and is co-author of twelve books, some of which were published in Washington, New York, Strasbourg and Paris.
Deputy Chief Commissioner
Rok Praprotnik e-mail
He graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences at University in Ljubljana, majoring in political science. In 1996, he started working as a journalist, at first for the newspaper Delo and later for the newspaper Dnevnik. In his journalistic work he has dealt mainly with the scopes of the rule of law institutions, the army, the police and the intelligence and security authorities, and public procurement. His journalistic work earned him the Slovene Association of Journalists Award and awards for outstanding journalistic contributions from newspapers Delo and Dnevnik.
He became a member of the CPC on October 1, 2010. As Deputy Chief Commisioner he conducts and organizes the work in the fields of lobbying, general preventive actions of the CPC and public relations field.
Deputy Chief Commissioner
Liljana Selinšek, PhD, e-mail
In 1998 she graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana. She continued her post-graduate education at the Faculty of Law at the University of Maribor where she finished her master studies in April 2002 and successfully defended her doctoral dissertation with which she was granted the scientific title Doctor of Laws, in October 2005. She has also passed the state bar examination. Her bachelor, master and doctoral dissertation extend over the scope of criminal law with which she had been professionally involved ever since her bachelor thesis; first as a teaching assistant then as assistant professor for the subject area of criminal law (substantive and procedural part) in the Faculty of Law, University of Maribor. After leaving academic sphere she was shortly employed as a consultant in the office of the Information Commissioner. Her bibliography comprises more than 150 units and is dominated by scientific and professional articles and other works covering a broader scope of criminal law and violations.
She became a member of the Commission on January 1, 2011. As the Deputy Chief Commissioner she leads and organizes work in the areas of limiting the business, conflicts of interest, accepting gifts, control over property status, law analysis in terms of corruption risks and the preparation of legislative amendments. She is the head of the Slovenian Delegation to the OECD and supervises and coordinates the work (with other public (state) authorities) in obligations Slovenia has under the OECD Convention. At the same time she is also responsible for directing an integrated approach to limiting corruption and conflicts of interest in local communities.