Skúli Magnússon, Cand. Jur, Mag. Jur. Parliamentary Ombudsman of Iceland
Born 14 October 1969 in Reykjavik, Iceland
||Visiting Scholar, University of Oxford, Faculty of Law
||Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law, University of Oxford (University College)
||Practical training for admission to the Icelandic Bar
||Cand. Juris from the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law
||Studies (ERASMUS) in EU-law at the Katholieke universiteit van Leuven
|2021 to present
||Parliamentary Ombudsman of Iceland
||President of the District Court of Reykjavik
||Temporary appointment to the Appeal Court of Iceland
|2004 to 2021
||District Judge of Reykjavik (on leave 2007-2012 while serving as the Registrar of the EFTA Court)
|2002 to present
||Associate Professor at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law (part-time since February 2004, on leave as from 1 June 2021)
||Chairman of the Complaint Committee of Public Procurement (part-time)
||Registrar of the EFTA Court (Luxembourg)
||Ad-hoc member of the Complaint Committee for Information
||Lecturer (Assistant Professor) at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law (full-time)
||Registrar of the Complaint Committee of Public Procurement (part-time)
||Lecturer at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law (part-time)
||Law Clerk at the Supreme Court of Iceland
||Associate Judge at District Court of Reykjaness
||Officer of the District Commissionaire of Keflavik
||Chairman of the Icelandic Judges´ Association
|2011 to 2021
||Ad-hoc judge at the European Court of Human Rights
||Member of the Constitutional Committee (elected by Parliament)
||Member of the Constitutional Committee (appointed by the Prime Minister)
||Member of the board of the Icelandic Lawyers' Association
||Member of the Board of the Icelandic Department of the Nordic Conference of Lawyers (Nordisk Juristmøte)
Author of three textbooks and over 40 academic papers in Icelandic, English, French and Danish on topics of Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, European Law and Procedures. Recent publications in English and French include:
- "Experts on the Bench - Reflections on Pragmatic Solutions from Up-North", Civil Justice Quarterly 2009, Vol 2., pp. 261-272
- "On the Authority of Advisory Opinions – Reflections on the Functions and the Normativity of Advisory Opinions of the EFTA Court", Europarättslig tidskrift 2010, Vol 3, pp. 528-552
- "La Cour AELE – Organisation, fonctionnement et procédure", JurisClasseur Fasc. 4000 (Published electronically 15 July 2011)
- "Judicial Homogeneity in the European Economic Area [...]", Nordic Journal of International Law, 80 (2011), pp. 507-534.
- "State Liability in EEA Law: Towards Parallelism or Homogeneity?". European Law Review, 2013 Vol 2, pp. 167-186.
- "Efficient Judicial Protection", The EEA and the EFTA Court - Decentred Integration, Hart Publishing 2014, pp. 117-133.
- "Icelandic Courts", The Handbook of EEA Law, Ch. 5, Springer 2014, pp. 277- 293.
- "The Authority of the EFTA Court", The Fundamental Principles of EEA Law, Springer 2017, pp. 139-168.
- "The 2011 Proposal for a New Consitution", Icelandic Constitutional Reform – People, Processes, Politics, Routledge 2021, pp. 151-171.
|Ad-hoc Lectures and Appearances
||Speaker in a number of domestic and international academic conferences, including (in English and French): "Le Code civil et le droit nordique - le droit des contracts" at the conference, Le code civil et l´Europe: Influences et modernité (Strassbourg, October 2004); "Dispute Resolution by International Courts - The European Economic Area" at the 4th St. Gallen Dispute Resolution Conference (St. Gallen, October 2011); "The Rule of Law through Thick and Thin ..." plenum speech at the 100 Year Anniversary of the Icelandic Bar Association (Reykjavik, December 2011);" Icelandic Endeavours for Constitutional Reforms", plenum speech before the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy of the Council of Europe (Reykjavik, September 2016).
||One of main teachers and organizer of courses during the first semester of undergraduate studies at the University of Iceland, Faculty of Law (Legal Theory, Philosophical Introduction to Law and Introduction to European Law) as well as organizer and main teacher in two courses in post-graduate studies: Philosophy of Law and Legal Interpretation. Teaching activities also include Public Procurement, Civil Procedures and Legal Methodology.
For a full list of publications, lectures etc., in Icelandic reference is made to www.hi.is/staff/skulimag.