HE Philippe Narmino, Minister Plenipotentiary, was born on 16 December 1953 in Monaco. He is of Monegasque nationality, is married with two children.
A graduate of the French National School for the Judiciary, HE Philippe Narmino is a magistrate by training. He was President of the Court of First Instance of the Principality of Monaco from 1998 to 2006. In January 2006, he was appointed Director of the Judicial Department and President of the Council of State. This is the first time a Monegasque citizen exercises these duties, previously occupied by high magistrates seconded from France.
In the Principality of Monaco, the Director of the Judicial Department has responsibilities and attributions equivalent to those of the Minister of Justice. He is not a member of the Government, however, since the Judiciary power is independent of the Executive and is directly under control of the Sovereign Prince, Who, according to the Constitution, delegates its full exercise to the courts and tribunals.
The Director of the Judicial Department is also ex officio President of the Council of State; as such, he acts as Registrar for the Ruling family pursuant to Article 14 of the Statutes of the Ruling Family enacted on 15 May 1882.
The Director of the Judicial Department is also ex officio President of the High Council of Magistrates.
HE Philippe Narmino also volunteers as Secretary General of the Monegasque Red Cross for the International Automobile Federation’s International Appellate Court.
Among other distinctions, HE Philippe Narmino is Commander of the Order of Saint Charles.