Nataša Mrvić Petrović, PhD

Bogdana Stjepanović, PhD


Miroslav Đorđević, PhD

Aleksandar Mihajlović

Aleksandar Mihajlović was born on November 24th 1991 in Niš, where he graduated from the “Vožd Karađorđe” Elementary School with excellent results, as well as from the Gymnasium “9. May”, when he was awarded the “Vuk Karadžić” diploma and a certificate of commendation from the Royal House of Karađorđević for outstanding success in completed secondary education. He graduated from the Faculty of Law, the University of Niš in 2014 with an average grade of 9.94. At the same faculty, he completed his master’s degree in 2015 with an average grade of 10.00, defending his master’s thesis on the topic “State aid policy of the European Union”, and was awarded the Charter of the University of Niš for the best graduate student at the Faculty of Law in the academic year 2014 /2015. As the winner of the Chevening Scholarship, awarded by the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, he completed his master’s studies in the field of international human rights law at the University of Sussex in Brighton in 2020, with a master’s thesis “The Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Relationships before the Human Rights Committee and the European Court of Human Rights”. Aleksandar is a PhD student at the Faculty of Law, the University of Niš, and is preparing a dissertation with a focus on discrimination in the field of labor and employment, applying a legal and economic methodological framework.

In 2021, Aleksandar completed successfully the Jean Monnet module on European Monetary Law at the Faculty of Law, the University of Niš, as well as the program “Creation and Analysis of Public Policies” organized by the Faculty of Sciences, the University of Novi Sad, the University of Niš and the Faculty of Law, the University of Belgrade.

He worked as a legal trainee at the law office in Niš (2014-2018), and as a junior expert at the Public Policy Secretariat of the Government of the Republic of Serbia, as a part the Group for the Coordination of the Action Plan for the Implementation of the Government’s Program (2021-2023). He has been employed at the Institute of Comparative Law since September 1st 2023.

In 2019, Aleksandar passed the state bar examination before the Ministry of Justice in Belgrade (with distinction in criminal law and international private law), as well as the LPC and Training Contract Examination before the Bar Association Niš. He also successfully completed basic training for mediators in 2020.

Aleksandar received the “Dositeja” scholarship awarded by the Fund for Young Talents of the Republic of Serbia, the scholarship for PhD students given by the Ministry of Education, Science and Technological Development of the Republic of Serbia, as well as was a scholarship holder of the European Forum Alpbach (as a participant and an assistant of the program).

Aleksandar Mihajlović attended numerous seminars and educational programs, such as: Master Class “Regulating Artificial Intelligence: Legal and Ethical Challenges” (Faculty of Organizational Sciences, the University of Belgrade and the Institute for Artificial Intelligence Research and Development of Serbia, Belgrade/Novi Sad, October-December 2023); “New Challenges for European Integration: The Ukrainian War and its implications for the European Union and the countries of the Western Balkans” (SEELS Network and Europa Institute, Saarland University, Split, Croatia, September 2023); “Impact Assessment of Regulations – the Path to Quality Regulations”, “Methodology of Legislative Drafting”, “Public Participation in the Process of Drafting Regulations and Public Policy Documents” (National Academy for Public Administration, Belgrade, 2022-2023); School of Human Rights “Vojin Dimitrijević” (Belgrade Center for Human Rights, November-December 2020); “Emerging International Leaders Programme about Freedom of Religion or Belief” (Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, 2019-2020).

The areas of his research are economic analysis of law (law and economics), anti-discrimination law with a special focus on the field of labor and employment, impact assessment of regulations and public policy documents, the planning system of the Republic of Serbia.

He was appointed as a secretary of the journal “Strani pravni život” (“Foreign Legal Life”) published by the Institute of Comparative Law.

Aleksandar speaks English language and has a basic knowledge of German language.

Vasilije Marković, MA


Ivana Radomirović, M.A.


Anja Bezbradica, M.A.

External Associates

Dragoljub Popović, PhD

Mladen Vukčević, PhD

Slavoljub Carić, PhD

Velibor Džomić, PhD

Miodrag Savović, PhD

Ivana Rakić, PhD – Research Fellow

Luka Breneselović

Slobodan Vukadinović

Andrej Diligenski

Ivana Miljuš

Monika Milošević, PhD

Olivera Purić, PhD

Olivera was born in Belgrade. She completed her basic studies at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 1991 and passed the Bar Exam in 1994. She received her master’s degree in the field of international public law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 1997, and her doctorate in 2015 at the Faculty of Political Sciences of the University of Belgrade in the field of democratisation.

Olivera worked in the Third Municipal Court and the Supreme Court of the Republic of Serbia as an Advisor in the field of criminal law and Secretary General of the Criminal Department, and then as a Program Director of the United Nations Development Program, office for Serbia. Since 2015, Olivera has been engaged as an independent expert in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of international development projects in the field of judicial reform, human rights, and public administration reform.  Olivera cooperates with numerous national partners from the Western Balkans, Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States and Asia and the Pacific.

Olivera is a member of the European Judges and Prosecutors Association, the Academic Anti-Corruption Initiative and the Working Group for the Multi-Year Development Plan Association of the Judicial Academy.

Olivera published a number of articles on the reform of the judiciary and the judicial competency framework and standards, among others, in the scientific journal of the Institute for Comparative Law.

Her areas of interest are the importance, role and legal aspects of international cooperation and development support in the creation of public policies in the field of justice and public administration, including initiatives within the field of South-South cooperation.

Fernanda Fernandez Jankov, PhD

Prof. Fernanda Florentino Fernandez Jankov PhD is a legal professional with a diverse background in both practice and academia. She is a founding partner at Fernandez Jankov Legal Intelligence and is registered as a lawyer in Brazil at the Brazilian Bar, as well as in Portugal at the Portuguese Bar. Additionally, she represents the Russian Lawyers Guild in Brazil.

Her academic qualifications include law degrees from the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and the University of Nottingham Law School, United Kingdom. She also holds a Master’s Degree in Latin American Integration from the University of São Paulo and a Doctorate in Law from the Federal University in Paraná, Brazil.

With over 25 years of experience, Prof. Fernandez’s practice areas include Public Law, International Law, and Legal Theory. She has served as a senior researcher at the Institute of Comparative Law, and as a professor at the University of Belgrade Law School, lecturing in Judicial Protection in the European Union. She is currently a visiting professor of International Criminal Law at the Catholic University of Paraná, Brazil. Her book, “International Criminal Law,” is based on her doctoral thesis, which she researched at the University of Cambridge while serving as a visiting fellow at the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law. Currently, Prof. Fernandez is an associate member of STEP Switzerland and is pursuing her post-doctorate at the Faculty of Law, University of São Paulo, Brazil.

Nikola Pantelić

Sanja Rajić

Marko Romić, LL. M.

Born in 1997 in Banja Luka where he completed elementary and high school. He completed his basic law studies with honors at the Faculty of Law of the University of Banja Luka in 2021. He completed his master’s studies in law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade, defending his master’s thesis „Unconstitutionality of laws and administrative acts of constitutional court decisions on the unconstitutionality of laws on administrative acts“ under the mentorship of Zoran Tomić, PhD.

He is currently a doctoral student at the Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade at the Department of Public Law, and a master student at the Faculty of Philosophy in Banja Luka. He was awarded a scholarship from „Dr Milan Jelić“ Foundation and an April Award from the City of Banja Luka for his previous scientific research work.

He works as an Assistant at the Department of Administrative Law of the Faculty of Law of the University of Banja Luka on subjects in the narrow scientific field of administrative law, where he also performs the duties of the Department’s secretary.

He has been employed as an advisor in the Office of the President of the Republic of Srpska since 2022. He spent the academic 2016/2017 improving the German language at the University of Vienna, and in 2023 he participated in the international exchange of academic staff at the Saarland University (FR Germany). He is the president of the scientific association „Youth Scientific Initiative“ in Banja Luka.

He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Agency for Higher Education of the Republic of Srpska, and a member of several working groups for drafting of legal acts and by-laws in the Republic of Srpska. He published two scientific monographs and a dozen of scientific research papers in three foreign languages, of which ones particularly highlighted as those published at the Institute of Comparative Law. Administrative law, legal history, property and ecclesiastical law are areas of scientific interest.


Ines Cerović

Nikola Veljković

Vera Dopša

Mirjana Markov – Librarian

Marija Jovanović