Arvo Junti



University of Tartu, 1976, Law


Director of Law Office Arvo Junti, attorney at law, since 1994

Member of Parliament, 1992-1999

Member of the Tallinn City Council, 1995

Member of the Supreme Soviet, 1990-1992

Member of the Estonian Congress, 1990-1992

Director of the Planning Committee (Ministry of Economic Affairs) department for the preparation of new law, 1989-1990

Member of the Estonian Bar Association since 1981

Participated in the development of the legislation to recover of statehood since 1988

Vice president of the Parliament, leader of fractions, committees and foreign delegations in the Parliament and Supreme Soviet.

Member of the program committee and governing body of the Estonian People’s Front

Lecturer at the Economics Institute Mainor, Audentes-Mainor, Academy Nord, 1990-1995

Has organised conferences and seminars, published articles on legal and political matters since 1987, held lectures on legal and regional politics and national defence.

Author of the main documents of the first restored sports organisations (including the Estonian Football Association and the Estonian Olympic Committee)

Today takes part in the running of many non-profit associations, including Sports Club North Star (Põhjatäht)

Has received the following state awards: the Order of the White Star V class, the Order of the National Coat of Arms III class, medal ’10 years of the restored Estonian Defence Forces’.

Legislative drafting

As an author of draft legislation and leader of work groups has initiated and prepared numerous draft legislation acts, Estonian independence legislation, including:

18.05.1989 Law on Citizen Associations

30.06.1990 Decision on Estonian National Status

16.05.1990 Law on the Basis of the Temporary Governing of Estonia

26.06.1990 Law on Immigration

19.12.1990 Decision on the Restoration of the Continuation of Ownership Interest