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.
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.