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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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