Curriculum vitae

Born on 21 April 1965Jørgen Steen Sørensen

  • LLB (University of Copenhagen, Denmark), 1990
  • Legal officer, Ministry of Justice, 1990−92 and 1994−98
  • Legal officer, Parliamentary Ombudsman office, 1992−94
  • Studies at the University of Montpellier, 1998
  • Head of Department, Ministry of Justice (Legislative Office), 1998−2001
  • Acting judge, Eastern High Court, 2001−2002
  • Head of Division, Ministry of Justice (Legislative Office), 2002−2004 and 2005−2007
  • Employed at the U.K. Home Office and Cabinet Office, London, 2004−2005
  • Director of Public Prosecutions, 2007−2012
  • Concurrently with employment at the Ministry of Justice: i.a. external lecturer in constitutional law and legal philosophy (University of Copenhagen), prosecutor with the Copenhagen Police and with the State Prosecutor’s office, and adviser for Danida (Denmark’s development cooperation) in connection with the development of democratic institutions in the 3rd World, Uganda in particular

Current secondary activities

  • Honorary professor of Law (Aarhus University, Denmark)
  • Danish representative, The European Commission for Democracy through Law (the Venice Commission) under the Council of Europe
  • Member of the Board of the Law Society in Copenhagen
  • Member of the Board of the Nordic Law Meetings
  • Member of the editorial committee for the Danish professional journal Juristen


A number of articles in law journals on, i.a., matters involving constitutional, human rights and criminal issues.
Co-author of various law commentaries