Göran Lambertz

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Göran Tomas Lambertz in 2015

Lars Göran Tomas Lambertz (born 17 February 1950) was the Chancellor of Justice (Swedish: justitiekansler) in Sweden between 2001 and 2009. He was serving as a judge on the Supreme Court of Sweden between 2009 and 2017.


Lambertz was born in Kisa in Östergötland County. He received a Candidate of Law (Swedish: juris kandidat) from Uppsala University in 1976. He became an Assessor at the Svea Court of Appeal (Swedish: Svea hovrätt) and was employed at the Swedish Ministry of Justice the same year. In 1994 Lambertz was appointed as Assistant Undersecretary (Swedish: departementsråd) and in 1997 as director-general for legal affairs (Swedish: rättschef) at the Ministry of Justice. He was appointed as Chancellor of Justice on 1 October 2001. He stepped down in 2009, becoming a judge in the supreme court instead.

Issues and controversies[]

Göran Lambertz has received much attention in Swedish media. No chancellor of justice before him has been so well known to the people.[1] This has also resulted in much criticism against him.

He refused to investigate the antisemitic character of the Yassin tapes in the Stockholm Mosque which led to international criticism., [2][3][4][5]

As a supreme court judge, he still defends his 2006 decision not to act in the case of Thomas Quick.[6]

Personal life[]

Lambertz was married to Susanne Lambertz, who worked as a microbiologist, from 1975 to her death in 2018. The wedding, that was small scale, took place in Paris.[7]


  1. ^ Brink, Bosse. "Med passion för juridik" (in Swedish). Svenska Dagbladet. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
  2. ^ Stockholm Mosque#Yassin tapes
  3. ^ Alexander, Edward (2012-08-14). The State of the Jews: A Critical Appraisal. ISBN 9781412846608.
  4. ^ Israeli, Raphael (2011-12-31). The Islamic Challenge in Europe. ISBN 9781412809306.
  5. ^ Israeli, Raphael (2011-12-31). The Islamic Challenge in Europe. ISBN 9781412809306.
  6. ^ Day, Elizabeth (20 October 2012). "Thomas Quick: the Swedish serial killer who never was". The Observer.
  7. ^ Peruzzi, Britt. "Det är ynkligt att vända ryggen till" (in Swedish). Aftonbladet. Retrieved 2006-12-20.
Civic offices
Preceded by
Hans Regner
Chancellor of Justice
Succeeded by
Anna Skarhed
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