Born in 1959 in Geneva, married, mother of four, Elisabeth Gabus-Thorens studied law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Geneva.
She obtained her licence in 1981 and passed the bar exam in 1984.
Since 1985, Elisabeth Gabus-Thorens has been assistant, then lecturer at the University of Geneva in the Private Law course, up until 1996.
Since 1996, she practised as an independent lawyer.
Simultaneously, she was member, then vice-president, of the “Commission Cantonale de recours en matière d’impôts” from 1995 to 2008, then Acting Judge at the “Commission de recours en matière administrative” (tax field) until 2011.
From 1995 to 2001, she performed the function of Acting Judge at the Justice of the Peace and at the Guardianship Court then, from this date, she seats as Acting Judge at the Court of Justice.
Her main areas of practice are:
Adult and Children protection Law
Criminal law, essentially in defence of the victims
Federal Act on assistance of victims of crime
Disability Insurance Law