Claudia Bandion-Ortner

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Claudia Bandion-Ortner (2009)

Claudia Bandion-Ortner (born November 30, 1966 in Graz ) is an Austrian lawyer and judge and was the Austrian Minister of Justice from January 15, 2009 to April 21, 2011 .


Ortner grew up in Lungau ( Salzburg ), where the family moved when Ortner was eleven years old and where her father was head of the district court in Tamsweg until 2005 . Her grandfather was also a judge, an uncle and two of her cousins ​​are lawyers. After graduating from high school in 1985, she studied law in Graz . In 1989 he graduated as a Mag. Iur.

Since January 1994 she has been a judge at the Regional Court for Criminal Matters in Vienna , initially as an examining judge in a drug department , then as a trial judge ( main hearings ). Her court career led her to the white-collar crime department . Bandion-Ortner became known to a broader public as the chairwoman of the jury at the negotiations on the bankruptcy of the consumer cooperative Konsum (1999) and the " BAWAG affair " (2007-2008).

On January 15, 2009, Bandion-Ortner was sworn in for the ÖVP as a party-independent Federal Minister for Justice in the SPÖ- ÖVP coalition government ( Federal Government Faymann I ). After Josef Pröll's resignation in April 2011, his successor Michael Spindelegger made changes to the current government. Due to this government reshuffle, Bandion-Ortner was replaced on April 21, 2011 by the previous Federal Minister for Science and Research, Beatrix Karl .

She remained appointed as a judge, but worked for the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) until she became the Deputy Secretary General of the King Abdullah International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue . In this capacity, she made statements in an interview with the news magazine Profil in October 2014 that aroused strong criticism in politics, the judiciary, the media and Amnesty International. Her statement “It's not every Friday!” About public executions in Saudi Arabia was voted Un-Verdict of 2014 . In January 2015, her resignation from this position became known and she is now working again as a judge at the Regional Court for Criminal Matters Vienna.

Bandion-Ortner was married to the detective Andreas Bandion, whom she married in the large jury court room of the criminal district court. They have a son together.


Web links

Commons : Claudia Bandion-Ortner  - Collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Kleine Zeitung : Bandion-Ortner sworn in as Minister of Justice ( memento of December 16, 2013 in the Internet Archive ), January 15, 2009
  2. : From judge to minister
  3. Spindelegger's team sworn in by Fischer
  4. Moritz Gottsauner-Wolf and Christoph Zotter: Where the corruption hunters are studying , in Die Zeit on January 31, 2013 (last accessed on August 21, 2018)
  5. : Interview with Claudia Bandion-Ortner on everyday life in Saudi Arabia: “Not every Friday is beheaded” From the audio files attached to this source, it follows that the profile of the conversation “ profil: ... and every Friday afternoon after the Friday prayer public executions - Bandion-Ortner (interrupting the word): This is not every Friday ... "reproduced with" profile: ... On Fridays after the prayer there is public beheading and whipping. Bandion-Ortner: It's not every Friday. ... ".
  6. Salzburger Nachrichten : OLG should examine the Bandion-Ortner cause
  7. : Council of Ministers: Outrage over Bandion-Ortner
  8. : Excitement about Bandion-Ortner
  9. Anneliese Rohrer : Woman without shame - please contact Josef Pröll
  10. : Amnesty calls for "measures" against the Abdullah Center
  11. - "Situation elastic" is the word of the year . Article dated December 3, 2014, accessed December 3, 2014.
  12. ^ - Abdullah Center: Bandion-Ortner resigns . Article from January 17, 2015, accessed on January 17, 2015.
  13. ^ - Claudia Bandion-Ortner is negotiating again , report from April 24, 2015, accessed on May 9, 2015
  14. , article from January 28, 2015, accessed on June 18, 2020