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Jurij Toplak


Undergraduate: Management
Graduate: European Business Studies
Graduate: Strategic Communication Management, Social Gerontology


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Jurij Toplak, Ph.D.,  is one of the leading European election law authorities. He regularly gives advice to Council of Europe, OSCE, European Union, UNDP, and governments of different countries on various election related issues. He is a Secretary General of the European Election Law Association and a Vice-Chair of the International Political Science Association research committee on political finance and corruption. He was involved in several election law cases before the highest national courts and the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Prof. Toplak served as a Fulbright scholar at the UCLA School of Law and researched at Georgetown University, Oxford University, Central European University, and others. He served on Central Election Commission of Slovenia for twelve years. He is an Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Maribor Law School, Slovenia, and at Alma Mater Europaea, where he serves as a head of the Department of Management and European Studies. Jure Toplak regularly serves as an international election observer worldwide. His bibliography contains six books and many articles and book chapters. He published a book with Ashgate and articles in Temple Law Review, Electoral Studies, and other journals.