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Snežana Brkić, Ph.D. Full Professor

Sneana Brki

Snežana Brkić, Ph.D. Full Professor

 

She was born in Šid  in 1961. Graduated from 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 Opportunity in Criminal Prosecution” for which she received distinctions. In 1999, she successfully defended her doctoral dissertation entitled, “Rationalization of Criminal Procedure and Simple Procedural Forms” at Novi Sad Faculty of Law. Her dissertation was graded with the highest distinction. In 1986, she started working at this Faculty as an assistant-trainee and was promoted to assistant in 1989, 1993 and 1997. After that, she was promoted to the position of assistant professor in 2000, in 2006. to associate professor and in 2011 to full professor. She teaches Criminal Procedure I and Criminal Procedure II, at general legal studies (undergraduate), as well as Criminalistic psychology at internal affairs studies (undergraduate) at Novi Sad Faculty of Law. She also teaches Psychology of Statements in Criminal Procedure amd Center for social work in criminal proceedings at master studies, as well as Criminal Procedure – Special Criminal Procedures at the doctoral studies in public law.

She paid a visit to 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 Serbian Criminal Procedure Code (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.
She was a national reporter at XVIII International Congresses on Comparative Law in Washinton 2010 (section Vb. Criminal Procedure)

Areas of her academic and professional interest: procedural principles, simplified procedural forms, witness protection, comparative criminal procedure, psychology of criminal procedure.

Professor Snežana Brkić has published 5 books and around 150 academic and professional papers.

Languages she speaks: German and English.

Books:
•    Snežana Cigler, Principles of Legality and Opportunity in Criminal Prosecution, Novi Sad, 1995.
•    Snežana Brkić, Rationalization of Criminal Procedure and Simple Procedural Forms, Novi Sad , 2004.
•    Snežana Brkić, Protection of Witnesses in Criminal Proceedings, Novi Sad, 2005.
•    Snežana Brkić, Tatjana Bugarski, Center for social work in criminal proceedings, Novi Sad, 2016
•    Snežana Brkić, Criminal Procedure Law II, Novi Sad, 2010, 2013, 2016.
•    Snežana Brkić, Criminal Procedure Law I, Novi Sad, 2014.
•    Snežana Brkić, Criminalistic psychology, Novi Sad, 2020 (in print)

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Branislav Ristivojević, Ph.D. Full Professor

Branislav Ristivojevi

Branislav Ristivojević, Ph.D. Full Professor

 

Born in Novi Sad in 1972. He graduated from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 1996, as the best student of generation. He was elected for an assistant at the same Faculty in 1997 for the Criminal Law course. He received Magister of Law 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 received his Ph.D. degree from the Belgrade Faculty of Law in 2006, when he defended a thesis titled ‘Crimes Аgainst Humanity from the Point of View of Criminal Law’.

Prof. Ristivojević became an assistant professor in 2007 and an associate professor in 2012. He was elected to the position of full professor in 2017 and he is a head of the Department of Criminal Law of the Novi Sad Law Faculty. At the undergraduate level of studies, he teaches Criminal Law, Misdemeanor Law and International Criminal Law. At master studies Prof. Ristivojević gives lectures in following subjects: Human trafficking, Domestic violence, International crimes, Responsibility of the superior in International Criminal Law, Interpretation in Criminal Law, while on Ph.D. studies he teaches Criminal Law – deepened course (selected topics).

Prof. Ristivojević is a Dean of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law since 2018.  Prior to that, he has been Vice-Dean for since (2015-2018) and Vice-Dean for Finance (2008-2015).  In his professional engagement, he was witness expert in several cases before the ICTY, as well as an adviser for legal affairs of the Serbian Prime Minister in two mandates. Also, he was a member of the Nationa Assembly of the Republic of Serbia and president of its Committe on Legislative Issues, as well as a president of the Committe on the Judiciary.
Prof. Ristivojević is a member of the Management Committee of the international project ‘Global Atrocity Justice Constellations’, in the field of International Criminal Law, which is organized by the academic network COST, with 38 participating countries, supported by the EU Framework for Research and Technological Development.

He participated in four international congresses by invitation: Riga, Latvia 1997; Athens, Greece, 2000; Amsterdam, 2017; Sarajevo, 2020.

He is the author of 4 books and more than 30 academic and scientific articles.

Area of academic interest: International Criminal Law, Human trafficking, Domestic violence

Languages: English and German.

Books:
1. Responsibility for the Actions of a Subordinate in International Criminal Law: Command Responsibility, Author’s publication, Novi Sad 2003;
2. International Crimes I, published by the Novi Sad Law Faculty, Novi Sad, 2011;
3. International Crimes II, published by the Novi  Sad Faculty of Law, Novi Sad, 2014;
4. Myth about Trafficking in Persons in International Criminal Law, published by the Novi  Sad Faculty of Law, Novi Sad, 2015;

Detailed bibliography:
http://knr.uns.ac.rs/knrPublic.xhtml APVNT No. 3396

Authorised Wikipedia page:
https://sr.wikipedia.org/sr-el/Бранислав_Ристивојевић

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Dragiša Drakić, Ph.D. Full Professor

Dragisa Draki

Dragiša Drakić, Ph.D. Full Professor

Born in 1975 in Kotor. Got the Bachelor degree at the Faculty of Law of the University of Novi Sad in 1999, after which he started postgraduate studies at the same Facutly. He obtained Magister of law degree in 2003 by defending the thessis „Security Measures Compulsory Psychiatric Treatment in Yugoslavian Criminal Law“. Members of the Commission were: Prof. Stanko Pihler, full professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Novi Sad (mentor), prof. Momčilo Grubač, full professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Novi Sad, prof. Ištvan Feješ, associate professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Novi Sad and prof. Aleksandar Knežević, full professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Novi Sad. He hodls Ph.D. degree since 2006, when he defended his doctoral dissertation „Mental Incompetence“ (Unaccountability – Neuračunljivost). The Commission was composed of: Prof. Stanko Pihler, full professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Novi Sad (mentor), prof. Ištvan Feješ, associate professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Novi Sad and prof. Aleksandar Knežević and full professor at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Novi Sad.

In a period from June 1999 until the end of May 2000, he worked as legal trainee in the Municipal Court in Novi Sad. He became a teaching assistant at the Law Faculty of the University of Novi Sad in 2000. By the decision of the Electoral Council, in March 2004, he was elected for an assistant for Criminal Law. He was chosen for an assistant professor in May 2007, by the Senate of the University of Novi Sad. The samo body elected him for an associate professor in March 2012. In a period between October 1st 2008 and September 30th 2011 he was serving as Vice-Dean for study affairs. His term as a Chief of the Department of Criminal Law and Criminology took place from September 16th 2011 to November 13th 2014.

He was Editor in chief of the journal Collected Papers of the Law Faculty of the University of Novi Sad. Starting with the issue 1/2015, he became a member of Editorial Board of the scientific journal Facta Universitatis (Law and Politics) of the University of Niš. As a Vice-Dean for study affairs, he participated in work of the Scholarly and Academic Council, Senate, and Publishing Centre of the Faculty, as well as in the work of the Senate of the University of Novi Sad. He is, also, a member of the Commission for Quality Assurance and Improvemnet of Quality and a member of Council of Ph.D. studies – Public Law, at the Law Faculty of the University of Novi Sad.

As a holder of the Coimbra Group Hospitality Scheme scholarship, he attended one month long expert course at the Law Faculty of the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena (Germany). During his last electoral period, after which he has been elected for a full professor, he has published, as author or co-author, 27 scientific papers (among which - 17 papers have been published in scientific journals, 4 papers in special issues of international journals, 3 papers presented at international conferences, an abstract presented at international conference, as well as 2 papers presented at national conferences) and 2 monographies. (Generally, from the beginning of his academic career at the Faculty, he has published about 60 scientific papers (including collected papers of scientific conferences), five books and a chapter in a book. He has held two lectures by invitation (one of which has been partially published).   
He has been mentor of a high number of LL.M. candidates, mentor of two defended doctoral dissertations, as well as a member of relevant commissions for LL.M. and Ph.D. thesis. He has been engaged by five scientific journals as a reviewer of a higher number of papers and five books.     He has participated in 10 commissions for election of professor or assistant, at four universities. As a associate professor, he has introduced a new subject ‘Compulsory Treatment of Psychiatric Character’, and provided the adequate literature for preparation of the mentioned exam. On bachelor studies he gives lectures in Criminal Law (on both study programs, General legal studies and Internal affair studies. On master studies he holds two subjects – Unaccountability in Criminal Law and Compulsory Treatment of Psychiatric Character, while on Ph.D. studies he teaches Criminal Law – deepened course (selected topics) – (in that regard, as an assistant professor he has published a book ‘Theory of Criminal Law – selected topics, which is listed as additional literature for preparation of the mentioned exam on Ph.D. studies).

He attended a dozen of international scientific conferences.

In 2010 he conducted an expertise visit at the Law Faculty of the University of Ljubljana and at the Law Faculty of the University of Passau. He is engaged in three projects of scientific research (one of which is international). He was, also, on study improvements at the University of Passau, Germany (2003), Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany (2004) as well as an the Univeristy Friedrich-Schiller in Jena, Germany (2004) as a scholarship holder of Coimbra Group Hospitality Scheme. He is fluent in German language, on the basis of which he writes his scientific papers. He has basic knowledge of English language.

He is the author of 4 books and more than 50 scientific papers.


Relevant bibliography:
1.    Dragiša Drakić, Security measures compulsory psychiatric treatment in Serbian criminal law, Prosveta, Novi Sad, 2005
2.    Dragiša S. Drakić, Mental incompetence (Unaccountability – Neuračunljivost), Školska, Novi Sad, 2007.
3.    Dragiša Drakić, About criminal responsibility of minors, Publishing bookstore of Zoran Stojanović, Novi Sad – Sremski Karlovci, 2010

Detailed bibliography:
http://knr.uns.ac.rs/knrPublic.xhtml APVNT No. 1109

Authorised Wikipedia page:
https://sr.wikipedia.org/sr-el/Драгиша_Дракић

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Tatjana Bugarski Ph.D. Full Professor

Tatjana Bugarski

Tatjana Bugarski Ph.D. Full Professor

 

Prof. Bugarski was born in Novi Sad in 1975. She graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Novi Sad in 2000. She has obtained Magister of Laws degree by defending thesis ‘Models of Investigation Procedure in Contemporary Criminal Law’. She holds Ph.D. degree from 2006, when she graduated from the Law Facutly of the University of Novi Sad having defended her doctoral dissertation ‘Specifics of Criminal Procedure for the Organized Crime, Corruption and Terrorism’.

In regard to her scientific work, she has published more than 100 scientific papers, she is autor/co-author of several monographies and co-author of a book. She has participated in many national and international scientific conferences. In 2004. she has been on Sicily (Syracuse) and on that ocassion she has successfully completed a specialized course  Diritto Penale Internazionale: Cooperazione Internazionale in Materia Penale. Also, she took part in high number of scientific projects.

Prof. Bugarski performed important social activities and functions: Vice-Dean for international cooperation of the Law Faculty of University of Novi Sad (2008-2009 and 2009-2011); Vice-Dean for study affairs of the Law Faculty of University of Novi Sad (2011-2012, 2012-2015, 2015-2018 and 2018-); Head of the Ph.D. academic studies – Public Law at the  Law Facutly of University of Novi Sad (2011-); A member of the Committee for Quality Assurance and Internal Evaluation (permanent assisting body of the Senate of the University of Novi Sad) (2010-2013); Vice-President of  the Committee for Quality Assurance and Internal Evaluation of the University of Novi Sad (2015-); Vice-President of the Experts Council for social sciences of the Senate of the University of Novi Sad (2016-2019); President of the  Experts Council for social sciences of the Senate of the University of Novi Sad (2019-); A member of the Programme Council of ACIMSI Centre  (2012-2015); Vice-President of Programme Council of the Centre for Multidisciplinary Studies of forensic ‘Dr Arčibald Rajs‘ within ACIMSI Centre (2016-2019); A member of the Programme Council of the Centre for Research and Development of Electronic Administration Technologies  -  CeGOVTeCH – of the Univeristy of Novi Sad (2015-2019); Head of the Programme of practice of students of the Law Facutly of the University of Novi Sad; Coordinator of the Legal Clinic for Environmental Protection and coordinator of the Legal Clinic for Fight Against Human Trafficking; A member of the Department for Social Sciences of the ‘Matica srpska’ in Novi Sad; A member of the Presidency of the Serbian Association for Criminal Law and Practice; A member of the Editorial Board of the journal of Collected Papers of the Law Faculty of the University of Novi Sad; A member of the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance within the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (2018-) and Vice-President of the Commission for Accreditation and Quality Assurance within the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education (2019-).

Prof. Bugarski has participated in three working groups for drafting the laws: Working Group for preparing a draft of the Law on Amendments and Supplement of the Criminal Procedure Code (2012), Working Group for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in process of drafting the Law on Higher Education (2015) and Working Group for preparing a draft of the Law on Recognition and Equalization Foreign Higher Education Institutions’ Qualifications for the Purpose of Employment (2016). 

She speaks English.

Books:

1. Law on Criminal Procedure
Law Facuty of the University of Novi Sad, Publishing Centre, 2015.
2. Centre for Social Work in Criminal Procedure
Law Facuty of the University of Novi Sad, Publishing Centre, 2016.
3. Evidentiary Actions in Criminal Procedure
Law Facuty of the University of Novi Sad, Publishing Centre, 2014.

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Stefan Samardžić, Assistant

Stefan Samardi

Stefan Samardžić, Assistant

Stefan Samardžić was born in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in 1984. After elementary school and gymnasium in Bačka Palanka, he graduated from gymnasium “Jovan Jovanović Zmaj” in Novi Sad. He enrolled in the Faculty of Law in Novi Sad in 2003which he graduated from in 2008 with the average mark 9.93 (scale from 5 to 10) and the same year was appointed teaching assistant in Criminal Law at the same faculty. In 2010, he defended his master thesis “Offender’s Age in Criminal Law” under the mentorship of professor Dragiša Drakić and promoted to assistant. He started his doctoral studies at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Law, and after he passed all the exams, in 2017 he defended his doctoral dissertation“ Rehabilitation of Persons Convicted for Political and Ideological Reasons and Consequences of Such Rehabilitation“ at his core Novi Sad Faculty of Law mentored by his professor Branislav Ristivojević.
 
During his studies, he was awarded many times, and was also the author of more than thirty scientific papers. He was a coach to several moot court teams of the Novi Sad Faculty of Law, winning the highest scores at the world level.

As part of his non-academic professional career, as a university expert he participated in the debate before the UN General Assembly “Role of International Criminal Justice in Reconciliation” in 2013, at the invitation of the President of the GA. Aside from this, he also played a major role in defence teams before International Criminal Tribunal for former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in the Hague. He was a member of several working groups of the Government of the Republic of
 
Serbia in a field of general restitution of the property, on restitution of the property, heirless as a consequence of Holocaust, as well as a member of the working group drafting the National strategy on the processing of the war crimes.
 
He stands behind the idea of Carlsberg and Dunđerski foundation and is a member of its Executive Committee. He is also the member of The Board for Legal and Statutory Matters of Matica Srpska. With his wife Sandra, he has two children, Slobodan and Sara.
 
He is a fluent speaker of English with basic knowledge of German and Russian.
 
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