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Eckart Ratz
Minister of the Interior
Assumed office
22 May 2019
ChancellorSebastian Kurz
Preceded byHerbert Kickl
President of the Supreme Court of Justice
In office
1 January 2012 – 1 July 2018
Preceded byIrmgard Griss
Succeeded byElisabeth Lovrek
Vice President of the Supreme Court of Justice
In office
9 March 2011 – 1 January 2012
PresidentIrmgard Griss
Personal details
Born (1953-06-28) 28 June 1953 (age 65)
Bregenz, Austria

Eckart Ratz (born 28 June 1953) is an Austrian jurist serving as a judge and the President of the Supreme Court of Justice. From 2011 to 2012 he was a vice president of the Supreme Court.[1] On 22 May 2019 he was appointed as Federal Minister for the Interior of the Republic of Austria, replacing Herbert Kickl who was deposed from office by Federal President Alexander van der Bellen. Eckart Ratz is going to serve as a cabinet minister of the transitional government until the General Elections in fall 2019.


  1. ^ "Prof. Dr. Eckart Ratz". The Network. Retrieved May 7, 2018.