Present organization


  • Born in Schaerbeek on 11 August 1951
  • Master’s degree in law (Université libre de Bruxelles, ULB, 1974), master’s degree in criminology, postgraduate degree in economic law (ULB, 1975), diploma in legal studies (Cambridge University, 1978), degree equivalent to doctorate in law (ULB, 2000)
  • Lawyer (1974-1976); judicial trainee (1976-1980); Deputy Public Prosecutor in Brussels (1980-1986); Deputy Attorney-General (1986-1990), then Advocate-General at the Court of Appeal in Brussels (1990-1997); Advocate-General at the Court of Cassation (1997-2004); adviser (1981-1985), then Deputy Head of Cabinet of the Minister of Justice (1985-1988); Vice-President of the Recruitment Board for magistrates (1992-2000); President of the Financial Intelligence Processing Unit (1993-2004); President of the International Financial Action Task Force on money laundering (1997-1998)
  • Teaching assistant (1974-1984), substitute lecturer (1984-1986), lecturer (1986-2000), senior lecturer (2000- 2007), professor (2007), honorary professor (2013) at the ULB; visiting professor at the Université de Paris XII (1991-1995); visiting professor at the Université de Liège (1995-1996); President of the Ecole des sciences criminologiques Léon Cornil of the ULB (1994-1996)
  • Appointed Judge to the Constitutional Court by Royal Decree of 25 April 2004, and elected (Frenchspeaking) President with effect from 19 June 2013
  • Honorary president with effect from 1 September 2018

Jean SPREUTELS, Honorary president