Ph.D. Ülle Madise, The Chancellor of Justice is a one-person independent constitutional institution. The institution of the Chancellor of Justice is not part of the legislative, executive or judicial powers, it is not a political or a law enforcement body.
The Chancellor of Justice is appointed by the Riigikogu on the proposal of the President of the Republic for a term of seven years. Once a year the Chancellor of Justice submits to the Riigikogu a report with an overview of his or her activities.
On 15 December 2021 the Riigikogu appointed Prof Dr Ülle Madise as the Chancellor of Justice for the second term based on the proposal of the President of the Republic of Estonia. 63 deputies voted in favour, 18 against and 1 remained undecided in a vote held by secret ballot.
On 4 April 2022 Ülle Madise took the oath of office before the Riigikogu and began to fulfil the duties of the Chancellor of Justice.