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Associate Professor, IE University Madrid, School of International Relations / External Associate of Documenta, Center for Dealing with the Past
Croatian professional diplomat
I am with Documenta an external associate. I was the author of two chapters in the book War Crimes Trials- Guarantee of the process of dealing with the past and sustainability of judicial reforms in Croatia edited by Documenta.
I wrote my PhD thesis on “Transitional justice and EU enlargement to Croatia and Serbia” and I continue to do research in the field of transitional justice.
Within my “Eastern Europe after the Fall of the Berlin Wall” course at IE University, one session is specifically dedicated to dealing with the past.
Trials against perpetrators of war crimes represent the will of the state to clarify past events and bring justice to the victims. Positive outcomes of transitional justice in the aftermath of conflicts depend on the institutions capable of tackling transitional justice issues and delivering justice and human rights. Fair domestic trials for human rights violations depend on independent and fair judiciary that should be reformed in post-conflict societies. But judicial reform is a long-term process, while transitional justice seeks immediate remedy for the post-conflict society. Therefore my research is focused on the role of the judiciary in the aftermath of non-democratic regimes, the main challenge is the lack of access to all the judicial sentences in war crimes trials and to the official statistical data.