Madis Timpson is the Minister of Justice of the Republic of Estonia from 1 April 2024. He is a member of the Estonian Reform Party.

Madis Timpson was born on 1 October 1974 in Viljandi. He is divorced and a father of one. Timpson joined the Estonian Reform Party in 2004.

Employment history and career

  • In 2017–2024, he was the mayor of Viljandi.
  • In 2015–2016, he was an adviser to the minister of finance.
  • In 2014–2015, he was an adviser to the minister of the interior.
  • In 2007–2014, he was an adviser to the minister of justice.
  • In 2005–2007, he was the city secretary of Viljandi City Government.
  • In 2004–2005, he was an adviser to the minister of foreign affairs.

In 2001, Madis Timpson graduated from the University of Tartu in law. He speaks Estonian as his native language, and also speaks English and Russian.

The main duty of the Ministry of Justice is to plan and to carry out a legal and criminal policy of the state, which will help ensure an open and secure society, where people may be assured of the use and protection of their rights.

To that end, the Ministry of Justice:

  • shall coordinate, together with other institution, the combat against crime, in order to reduce the damage inflicted upon society by crime and to increase the feeling of security among the population;
  • shall guarantee smoothness of case management by quick and effective proceedings, and by high-quality and available legal assistance;
  • shall guarantee legal certainty and create prerequisites for economic growth by insuring protection of economic rights, effective execution proceeding, availability of notarial services, and quality of court registers;
  • shall strengthen the principles of a democratic state based on the rule of law by helping to guarantee the fundamental rights of the people and by structuring state management.

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