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Sanja Đajić, Ph. D. Full Professor

Djajic Sanja

Sanja Đajić, Ph. D. Full Professor

Born in Zrenjanin in 1971. She graduated from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in 1995. In 1999 she received LL.M. degree from the Belgrade Law Faculty with thesis “Preliminary Objections in the Procedure before the International Court of Justice”. During the same year she earned the second LL.M. degree from the UCONN School of Law (Connecticut, USA) with thesis “The Effect of the ICJ Decisions on Municipal Courts with Special Reference to Breard Case”. She received her Ph.D. degree from the Novi Sad Faculty of Law in May 2003 having defended dissertation “Relationship between International and National Legal Systems with Special Reference to the Effect of International Judicial Decisions”. Her academic career began in 1995 with the position of assistant for Public International Law at the Novi Sad Faculty of Law. After having held the position of assistant and associate professor she was promoted to the position of full professor in October 2013.

She teaches courses in Public International Law, International Courts and Arbitration, Theory of International Law, and Freedom of Expression. She previously taught courses in Peaceful Settlement of International Disputes, International Case Law (Legal Clinic), Universal Protection of Human Rights and Legal English. She participated in a number of educational and professional projects.

Sanja Đajić had several study visits abroad: Netherlands (1997) at the Hague Academy for International Law; UK (1998); USA (1998-1999) at the postgraduate course as a recipient of the U.S. government scholarship (Ron Brown Fellowship Program); Italy (2000) at the Academy for European Law of the European Institute in Florence, as the recipient of the scholarship awarded by the Academy; UK (2002) at the London School of Economics as a recipient of the UK government scholarship (Chevening Scholarship); Belgium (2002) at the Universiteit Leuven (Coimbra Group Hospitality Scheme scholarship); during 2003/2004 and 2005 she was at the Centre for the Study of Global Governance at the London School of Economics as the recipient of the LSE scholarship; Austria (2012) at the University of Vienna Faculty of Law.

She has been a member and counsel for several cases before various international courts and tribunals such as International Court of Justice, European Court for Human Rights and in international investment arbitrations (ICSID, UNCITRAL)

She is a member of several associations and institutions: Serbian Association for International Law, Association for European Union Law, Ron Brown Alumni Association, Social Sciences Board of Matica Srpska, and Council for the Co-operation with the European Court for Human Rights. She was a member of the Amnesty Commission of the Presidency of the Republic of Serbia in 2003. She has been the Permanent Court Interpreter for English Language since 2002 at the High Court in Novi Sad.

Area of academic interest: international law, relationship between international and national law, peaceful settlement of international disputes, European human rights, international judiciary, international investment arbitration.

Sanja Đajić Ph.D. is author/co-author of several books and more than 50 academic writings.

Languages: English (fluent), French, Spanish.


1. Sanja Djajić, International Judiciary, Belgrade: Sl. glasnik, 2012

2. Rodoljub Etinski, Sanja Djajić, Public International Law, Novi Sad: University of Novi Sad Faculty of Law, 2012

3. R. Etinski et al., Introduction to the Law of the European Union, Novi Sad: University of Novi Sad Faculty of Law, 2010 (pp. 77-145), 2010

4. R. Etinski, S. Djajić, B. Tubić, Q and A: Public Interntional Law, Novi Sad: University of Novi Sad Faculty of Law, 2010

5. Sanja Djajić, Handbook on Public International Law: Cases and Materials, Novi Sad: University of Novi Sad, 2007.

6. Sanja Djajić, International and National Courts: From Conflict to Cooperation, Novi Sad, 2004.

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