Professor, Former Member of the European Court for Human Rights Peter Jambrek was born in 1940 and obtained the Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago in 1971. He is professor of constitutional and human rights law at the European Faculty of Law, Slovenia. His visiting professorships and scholarships include University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, University of Zambia, and Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. He was a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and a member of the European Commission for Democracy through Law. He served as Judge and President of the Constitutional Court of Slovenia and as Judge of the European Court of Human Rights. He authored and edited numerous books, monographs and articles in the fields of constitutional and human rights law and in sociology. During 1987 – 1991 he contributed to Slovenias transition to independence and constitutional democracy in co-authoring its founding documents on plebiscite and the new constitution.