Ombudsman Juris Jansons

Tiesībsarga Jura Jansona portrets pie Latvijas Republikas karoga

Juris Jansons has been the Ombudsman since 2011. Ombudsman Juris Janson’s term of office is from 18 March 2021 till 18 March 2026.

According to the Ombudsman’s Office Ombudsman Regulations J.Jansons is also head of the Ombudsman’s Office.

Work experience

Since 17 March 2011 the Ombudsman of the Republic of Latvia

28 December 2009 – 14 March 2011 Administrator of liquidations process at „RSK apdrošināšana” (Riga City municipal stock company insurance)

1 June 2009 – 28 December 2009 Deputy State Secretary on Society Information and Electronic Government of the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development

01 October 2008 – 1 June 2009 Head of Secretariat of the Special Assignments Minister for Electronic Government Affairs

1 January 2006 – 1 October 2008 Director of Legal Aid Administration of the Ministry of Justice

12 June 1994 – 1 January 2006 Head of Analytical Department of the Bank of Latvia, and a lecturer at the Faculty of Law of the Riga Stradiņš University

Additional work experience

2006-2009 Lecturer of study course “Philosophy of Law” of the Bachelor study programme “Law” at the Riga Stradiņš University, reviewer of Masters’ papers

Higher Education

2006 – 2009 Doctoral studies in Sociology at the Riga Stradiņš University

2004 Social Sciences Master’s degree in economics (Mg. oec.) at the University of Latvia

2001 Lawyer’s qualification (Mg. iur.) at the University of Latvia

Language skills

Latvian – native

English – good

Russian – good

French – beginner


2021 the Order of the Three Stars for meritorious service to Latvia in accordance to the decision of the President and the Chapter of Orders.
2017 a Certificate of Recognition from the International Romani Union for invaluable contribution to the development of Roma culture and history