Barbara Zobec was born in 1955. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Ljubljana in 1979. In the same year she was employed as an intern at the Public Prosecutor’s office in Ljubljana. Two years later she passed the state legal examination and was employed as an assistant of the Public Prosecutor for the district of Ljubljana. Later in 1984 she began her judicial career as a first instance criminal judge and later in the 90’s as a judge of the Appellate Court of Ljubljana. In 2002 she was appointed Supreme Court judge, and six years later she gained a position of senior judge of the Supreme Court. From 2010 she is the vice-president of the Criminal Department of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia. She has taken part in professional and other legal conferences, and judicial school seminars with papers on criminal law and criminal procedural law. She is a long-standing member of the state legal examination commission and examiner in the field of criminal law. She has published numerous articles in the field of criminal (procedure) law and criminology. She is also co-author of the last edition of the Commentary on the Constitution of the Republic of Slovenia and of The Great Commentary on the Penal Code of the Republic of Slovenia. However, her greatest research interest involves the mass murders during the World War 2 and immediately after the end of the War, judicial murders, and other crimes from the totalitarian period, and rehabilitation of the victims of the communist regime. She is also a member of the European Judicial Network, a small group of judges of respective European constitutional courts and judges of the ECtHR and the CJEU, organized within The Federalist Society, an American association of judges, lawyers and other jurists.