in Vienna, Georg Stawa joined the Austrian judiciary
in 1997 and became
Judge in 1999.
He is working in the Ministry of Justice since 2001.
He mainly focused on general
coordination and organization, statistics,
controlling, public relations
and international affairs before becoming Head of
Department for projects,
strategy and innovation in 2010.
Beside participation in international research
projects dealing with the
evaluation and organisation of judicial systems, he
was engaged in several
justice reform projects in South-Eastern Europe in
He has been a member of CEPEJ since 2004 and later
of the working group
CEPEJ-EVAL. A bureau-member since 2009 he was
elected Vice-President of the
CEPEJ in December 2010.
On 12 December 2014, at the 24th plenary meeting of
the CEPEJ, he was elected President of the CEPEJ.
On 1st March 2017, the Minister of Justice appointed
Mr Stawa as Secretary General of the
Austrian Ministry of Justice.