Snežana Brkić, Ph.D. Full Professor

Brkic Snezana

Snežana Brkić, Ph.D. Full Professor

Born in Šid in 1961. She graduated from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 1984. She earned her LL.M. degree from the same law faculty in 1992 with thesis entitled, “Principles of Legality and Discretion as Applied in Criminal Proceedings” for which she received distinctions. In 1999, she successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled, “Rationalization of Criminal Procedure and Simple Procedural Forms” at the Novi Sad Faculty of Law. Her dissertation was graded with the highest distinctions. In 1986, she started working at this Faculty as an assistant and was promoted to the position of assistant professor in 2000, to the position of associate professor in 2006, and to the position of full professor in 2010. She teaches Criminal Procedure and Comparative Criminal Procedure to law students of the Internal Affairs studies group.

She visited Institute for Criminal Law and Criminology in Vienna in 1989.

She was a member of the working group for the drafting of the Federal Code of Criminal Procedure in 2001, as well as Chairperson of the working group for the drafting of the amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code (April-May and June-September 2004). She was Chairperson of the working group for the harmonization of the Law on Organization and Jurisdiction of State Bodies in the Prevention of Organized Crime and the Law on Organization and Jurisdiction of State Bodies in the Proceedings against Perpetrators of War Crimes (August-September 2004) with the Code of Criminal Procedure.

Areas of academic interest: rationalization of criminal procedure, simple procedural forms, witness protection, comparative criminal procedure.

Associate Professor Snežana Brkić, Ph.D. has published 3 books and more than 100 scholarly works.

Languages: English and French.

Books:
1. Snežana Cigler, Principles of Legality and Discretion in Criminal Prosecution, Novi Sad Faculty of Law Publishing Center, Novi Sad, 1992.
2. Snežana Brkić, Rationalization of Criminal Procedure and Simple Procedural Forms, Novi Sad, 2004.
3.
Snežana Brkić, Protection of Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings, Novi Sad, 2005.

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Branislav Ristivojević, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Branislav Ristivojevic

Branislav Ristivojević, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Born in Novi Sad in 1972. He graduated from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 1996. He was elected for the assistant at the same faculty in 1997 for the Criminal Law course. He received his LL.M. degree from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law having defended thesis titled “Command Responsibility in International Criminal Law – Responsibility for the Acts of Subordinates”.

He participated in two international congresses: Riga, Latvia 1997; Athens, Greece, 2000.

Area of academic interest: international criminal law.

Branislav Ristivojević is a counsellor in the defence team in the case of Krajišnik before the International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia in the Hague. He was the leader of the parliamentary group of Serbian Democratic Party in Serbian National Assembly.

He is the author of 1 book and 30 academic articles.

Languages: English.

Books:
1. Responsibility for the Actions of a Subordinate in International Criminal Law: Command Responsibility, Author’s publication, Novi Sad 2003.

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Dragiša Drakić, Ph.D. Associate Professor

Drakic Dragisa

Dragiša Drakić, Ph.D. Associate Professor
Head of the Department

Born in Kotor in 1975. He graduated from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 1999. During 1999 and 2000 he clerked at the Municipal Court of Novi Sad. In 2000 he was elected for the position of assistant for the Criminal Law course and was promoted in 2004. He received his LL.M. degree from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 2003 having defended thesis “Criminal Measures of Mandatory Psychiatric Hospitalization in Criminal Legal System of Yugoslavia”. He participated at two international academic meetings in Novi Sad in 2004 and in Timisoare in 2005. In 2006 he defended his doctoral dissertation "Insanity".

He stayed at the University of Passau (Germany) in 2003 and at Bauhaus University in Weimar (Germany) in 2004 in order to improve German language skills. In 2004 he stayed at the Law Faculty of Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena on Coimbra Group Hospitality Scheme scholarship.

Professor Drakić Ph.D. participated in 6 international scientific conferences.

Area of academic interest: criminal mental capacity (incapacity, diminished mental capacity), security measures, sentence of probation, judicial reprimand.

He published 3 books and 30 academic articles.

Languages: German.

Books:
1. Dragiša Drakić, Psychiatric Security Measures in Criminal Legal System of Serbia, Prosveta, Novi Sad, 2005.
2. Dragiša S. Drakić, Criminal mental incapacity , Školska, Novi Sad, 2007
3. Dragiša Drakić, On the criminal responsibility of minors, Izdavačka knjižarnica Zorana Stojanovića, Novi Sad - Sremski Karlovci, 2010.

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Tatjana Bugarski Ph.D. Associate Professor

Lukic Tatjana

Tatjana Bugarski Ph.D. Associate Professor

Born in 1975 in Novi Sad. Graduated from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 2000. That same year she was elected to the position of Teaching Assistant for the course in Criminal Procedure Law. In July 2003 she received LL.M. degree from the Faculty of Law in Novi Sad with thesis “Models of Investigation Procedure in Contemporary Criminal Law” and in 2006 she defended her doctoral dissertation "Particularities of criminal procedure in organized crime, terrorism and corruption". In 2004 she was promoted to Assistant, to Assistant Professor in 2007 and in 2012 she was promoted to the position of Associate Professor. Since 2006 she is the head of the internship programs that are performed within the judicial authorities in Novi Sad. Since 2007 she is the coordinator of the Legal Clinic for Environment protection and since 2011 she is the coordinator of the Legal Clinic for combat against Human Trafficking at at the Faculty of Law in Novi Sad . From 2008 to 2011 she was Vice Dean for International Cooperation at the Faculty of Law and since 2011 she is on the position of Vice Dean for Education. She is a member of the Board of the Department of Social Sciences at the Matica Srpska in Novi Sad and a member of the Editorial team of the Matica Srpska magazine (series of social sciences).Within the framework of scientific research she has published about more than 60 paper-works and several books as author/co-author. She has participated in numerous national and international professional meetings and conferences, as well as in a number of research projects. In 2012 she was a member of the Working Group on amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code, appointed by the Ministry of Justice and Public Administration of the Republic of Serbia.

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Stefan Samardžić, Assistant

Samardzic Stefan

Stefan Samardžić, Assistant

He was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1984. Upon finishing “Jovan Jovanović Zmaj” High School in Novi Sad, he enrolled in the Faculty of Law in Novi Sad where he graduated from in 2008 and the same year was appointed Teaching Assistant in Criminal Law at the same faculty. In 2010 he was elected for assistant in the same course. 
During undergraduate studies, he was awarded the scholarship by the Scholarship Fund for Talented Students at the University of Novi Sad. He was granted a scholarship of the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Serbia as the best final year student at the state university for outstanding results achieved during the studies (2006). He was awarded a plaque by the University of Novi Sad for his achievement as the best student at the Faculty of Law in the 2007/2008 academic year.
Since 2009, he has been performing the duties of the manager of the University Journal Proceedings of the Law Faculty in Novi Sad, as well as of the Public Procurement Assistant at the faculty.

 At post-graduate academic studies(Master) he defended master thesis entitled "The effect of age of the perpetrator on the application of criminal law".

He is a fluent speaker of English with basic knowledge of German and Russian.
He is Secretary at the Department for Undergraduate Criminal Law degree program.

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