izv. prof. dr. sc. Lana Ofak
Title:associate professor
Location: Ćirilometodska 4, soba 3/prizemno
Consultations:

Wednesdays form 10:30AM-12PM

Public phone number:4895 603
E-mail: E-mail
Department : Administrative Law
Graduation year:2004
PhD graduation year:2012

Teaching duties

university doctoral

university

university doctoral

university integrated undergraduate and graduate

university undergraduate

university graduate

professional bachelor

professional graduate

Biography

Lana Ofak is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia. From 2004 till 2006, within the United Nations Development Program in Zagreb, she was a co-editor of the Croatian Human Development Report (2004.) and Poverty, Unemployment and Social Exclusion Report (2006.). Since 2006 she has been employed at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb at the Chair of Administrative Law. She earned her Ph.D. in Public Law and Public Administration from Faculty of Law in Zagreb in 2012. She is a member of the Avosetta Group and the advisory board of Justice and Environment. She is also a member of Environmental Law Network International and European Environmental Law Forum. Since 2007 she has been involved as a lecturer in many training programs in the field of environmental law for lawyers, judges, journalists, civil servants in municipal governments and members of the environmental non-governmental organizations from Croatia and the neighbouring countries. In 2012 she won “Junior Faculty Development Program” fellowship funded by the U.S. Department of State that enabled her to spend Spring 2013 Semester at the Florida State University College of Law (Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law Program) as a visiting scholar. She is author of the book Environmental Law - Croatia published in 2016 by Kluwer Law International (Wolters Kluwer).

Published papers recorded in the Croatian Scientific Bibliography Database (CROSBI)
  Author's books
 

1. Ofak, Lana.
Environmental Law - Croatia .
Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands : Kluwer Law International, 2016 (monograph).
 
  Book chapters
 

1. Ofak, Lana.
The organization of administration in Croatia // Vergleichendes Verwaltungsrecht in Südosteuropa / Wieser, Bernd ; Stolz, Armin, editor(s).
Wien : Verlag Osterreich, 2016. Str. 45-69.

2. Ofak, Lana.
Application of the Aarhus Convention in Southeast Europe // Judicial Application of International Law in Southeast Europe / Rodin, Siniša ; Perišin, Tamara, editor(s).
Heidelberg New York Dordrecht London : Springer, 2015. Str. 43-62.

3. Ofak, Lana.
Property and Environmental Protection in Croatia // Property and Environmental Protection in Europe / Winter, Gerd, editor(s).
Groningen : Europa Law Publishing, 2015. Str. 129-141.

4. Ofak, Lana.
Access to justice in environmental matters in Croatia // Implementation and Enforcement of EU Environmental Law in the Visegrad Countries / Tomoszková Veronika, editor(s).
Olomouc : Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2014. Str. 306-316.

5. Ofak, Lana.
The Right to a Healthy Environment // Ljudska prava - Uvod u studij / Kregar, Josip, editor(s).
Zagreb : Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, 2014. Str. 127-138.

6. Ofak, Lana.
Croatia // National courts and EU environmental law / Jans, Jan H. ; Marcory, Richard ; Moreno Molina, Angel-Manuel, editor(s).
Groningen : Europa law publishing, 2013. Str. 247-254.
 
  Scientific papers in other journals
 

1. Ofak, Lana.
Protection of constitutional guarantees of taxpayers in taxation procedures. // Zbornik radova Pravnog fakulteta u Splitu. 55 (2018) , 1; 153-168 (journal article).

2. Ofak, Lana.
Harmonization of Croatian legislation with EU law in the field of water protection with special emphasis on public participation and access to justice. // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci. 39 (2018) , 1; 269-300 (journal article).

3. Ofak, Lana.
The establishment and the protection of the Natura 2000 network in the European Union and Croatia. // Zbornik radova Pravnog fakulteta u Splitu. 53 (2016) , 2; 623-646 (journal article).

4. Ofak, Lana.
The right of access to information as a right protected by the European Convention and other international human rights treaties. // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci. 37 (2016) , 2; 921-951 (journal article).

5. Šikić, Marko; Ofak, Lana.
The Right to Enforcement of Administrative Court's Decisions as a Guarantee of Fair Trail. // Zbornik radova Pravnog fakulteta u Splitu. 52 (2015) , 1; 203-221 (journal article).

6. Đanić, Ana; Ofak, Lana.
Effectiveness of appeal in administrative dispute as one of the institutes for protection of human rights. // Pravni vjesnik: tromjesečni glasnik za pravne i društveno-humanističke znanosti Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta J. J. Strossmayera u Osijeku. 30 (2014) , 2; 167-183 (review article).

7. Ofak, Lana.
Restriction of the legal position of the parties to special administrative procedures. // Hrvatska i komparativna javna uprava. 14 (2014) , 4; 987-1014 (review article).

8. Ofak, Lana; Jelić, Paula.
Legal Protection of Citizens against Transboundary Air Pollution. // Sveske za javno pravo - Blätter für Öffentliches Recht. 5 (2014) , 17; 87-100 (journal article).

9. Ofak, Lana.
The application of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in disputes concerning environmental protection. // Hrvatska pravna revija. XII (2012) , 4; 62-70 (journal article).

10. Ofak, Lana.
Public participation in decisions on specific activities in environmental matters in Croatia. // Environmental Law Network International. 8 (2012) , 1; 13-19 (journal article).

11. Medvedović, Dragan; Ofak, Lana.
The Legal Position of Associations in Envrironmental Protection Proceedings in the Republic of Croatia. // The Scientific Journal Facta universitatis Series Law and Politics. 9 (2011) , 1; 69-84 (journal article).

12. Šikić, Marko; Ofak, Lana.
The new principles in administrative procedure (with a special emphasis on proportionality, legitimate expectations and vested rights). // Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta Sveučilišta u Rijeci. 32 (2011) , 1; 127-153 (journal article).

13. Ofak, Lana.
Public participation in decision-making in environmental matters. // Hrvatska javna uprava : � opis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 9 (2009) , 2; 443-470 (journal article).

14. Šikić, Marko; Ofak, Lana.
Legal protection against non-solving of administrative matter in European Community law. // Hrvatska pravna revija. IX (2009) , 1; 19-33 (journal article).
 
  Nonscientific papers in other journals
 

1. Omejec, Jasna; Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana; Turudić, Marko.
The Conclusion of the High Administrative Court of the Republic of Croatia regarding the Costs of an Administrative Dispute - A Step Back in the Protection of Rights of the Parties. // Informator : instruktivno-informativni list za ekonomska i pravna pitanja. 67 (2018) , 6511; 1-5.

2. Ofak, Lana; Gubić, Andrea.
The application of the polluter pays principle in the field of waste management in the case law of the Court of Justice of the EU. // Informator : instruktivno-informativni list za ekonomska i pravna pitanja. 64 (2017) , 6461; 15-16 (journal article).

3. Ofak, Lana; Ladan, Vesna.
Asylum procedures (i.e. the Dublin cases) in the case law of the European Court of Human Rights. // Informator : instruktivno-informativni list za ekonomska i pravna pitanja. 64 (2016) , 6410; 13-14 (journal article).

4. Ofak, Lana; Bezuh, Katica.
Competences of nature protection inspection with special emphasis on enforcement of inspector's decisions. // Informator : instruktivno-informativni list za ekonomska i pravna pitanja. 63 (2015) , 6355; 1-3 (journal article).

5. Ofak, Lana; Bezuh, Katica.
Competences of nature protection inspection with special emphasis on enforcement of inspector's decisions - part two. // Informator : instruktivno-informativni list za ekonomska i pravna pitanja. 63 (2015) , 6358; 9-10 (journal article).

6. Ofak, Lana; Bezuh, Katica.
The legal framework of the European Union relating to the inspections in the field of nature protection. // Informator : instruktivno-informativni list za ekonomska i pravna pitanja. 63 (2015) , 68; 20-21 (journal article).

7. Ofak, Lana.
Preventing public participation in the special administrative procedures. // Informator : instruktivno-informativni list za ekonomska i pravna pitanja. 62 (2014) , 6268; 1-3 (journal article).

8. Ofak, Lana.
Are we ready for the challenges of European environmental law?. // Informator : instruktivno-informativni list za ekonomska i pravna pitanja. 63 (2014) , 6326; 1-3.

9. Ofak, Lana.
Croatian accession to the European Union - an Environmental Perspective. // Rivista giuridica dell' ambiente,. 28 (2013) , 5; 653-658 (journal article).

10. Ofak, Lana.
The problem of limiting the position of the party in the special administrative procedures. // Informator : instruktivno-informativni list za ekonomska i pravna pitanja. 60 (2012) , 6064; 1-3 (journal article).

11. Krišto, Jelena; Ofak, Lana.
Act amending the Act on Asylum from July 2010. // Policija i sigurnost. 20 (2011) , 1; 59-66.

12. Ofak, Lana.
The principle of protection of vested rights. // Informator : instruktivno-informativni list za ekonomska i pravna pitanja. 58 (2010) , 5861; 1-3 (journal article).

13. Ofak, Lana; Turudić, Marko.
European Court for Human Rights. // Hrvatska javna uprava : časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 10 (2010) , 3; 823-835.

14. Ofak, Lana; Turudić, Marko.
European Court of Human Rights. // Hrvatska javna uprava : časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 10 (2010) , 4; 1093-1117.

15. Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana.
European Court for Human Rights. // Hrvatska javna uprava : časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 10 (2010) , 1; 211-235.

16. Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana.
European Court for Human Rights. // Hrvatska javna uprava : časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 10 (2010) , 2; 543-556.

17. Staničić Frane; Ofak Lana.
The European Court for Human Rights. // Hrvatska javna uprava : Časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 9 (2009) , 1; 207-230.

18. Staničić, Frane; Ofak Lana.
European Court for Human Rights. // Hrvatska javna uprava : časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 9 (2009) , 4; 1197-1214.

19. Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana.
The European Court for Human Rights. // Hrvatska javna uprava : Časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 9 (2009) , 2; 527-536.

20. Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana.
European Court of Human Rights. // Hrvatska javna uprava : časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 9 (2009) , 3; 831-866.

21. Staničić Frane; Ofak Lana.
Court Practice / European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg. // Hrvatska javna uprava : � opis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 8 (2008) , 4; 1105-1114.

22. Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana.
Court Practice / European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg). // Hrvatska javna uprava: Časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 8 (2008) , 1; 241-265.

23. Ofak, Lana; Staničić, Frane.
Court Practice / European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg). // Hrvatska javna uprava: Časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 7 (2007) , 3; 749-769.

24. Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana.
Court Practice / European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg). // Hrvatska javna uprava: Časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 7 (2007) , 1; 211-224.

25. Šprajc, Ivan; Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana.
European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg) [judgement review: Vajagic vs. Croatia]. // Hrvatska javna uprava: Časopis za teoriju i praksu javne uprave. 6 (2006) , 4; 267-278.
 
  Published invited lectures
 

1. Ofak, Lana.
Lessons for Croatia from the case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the field of waste management // Pravno uređenje gospodarenja otpadom / Barbić, Jakša, editor(s).
Zagreb : Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti, 2018. 39-74 (invited talk,published,scientific).

2. Ofak, Lana.
Legal protection of air quality in European and Croatian Law // Pravna zaštita zraka / Barbić, Jakša, editor(s).
Zagreb : Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti, 2017. 77-102 (invited talk,published,scientific).

3. Ofak, Lana.
Legal Protection of Soil in International and European Law // Pravna zaštita tla / Barbić, Jakša, editor(s).
Zagreb : Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti, 2016. 113-134 (invited talk,published,scientific).

4. Ofak, Lana.
The impact of the Croatian accession to the EU on administrative environmental protection // Upravnopravna zaštita okoliša / Barbić, Jakša, editor(s).
Zagreb : Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti, 2015. 117-150 (invited talk,published,scientific).

5. Ofak, Lana.
The efect of administrative-law protection of environment on infrastructural projects // Zbornik 53. Susreta pravnika / Barbić, Jakša ; Giunio, Miljenko, editor(s).
Zagreb : Hrvatski savez udruga pravnika u gospodarstvu, 2015. 269-304 (invited talk,published,scientific).

6. Ofak, Lana.
European perspective of forest legal protection // Pravna zaštita šuma / Barbić, Jakša, editor(s).
Zagreb : Hrvatska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti, 2015. 111-141 (invited talk,published,scientific).

7. Ofak, Lana.
The Environmental Law And Property Guarantee - Report from Croatia // .
(invited talk,international peer-review,published,scientific).

8. Ofak, Lana.
National Courts and EU Environmental Law - Report from Croatia // .
(invited talk,international peer-review,published,scientific).

9. Ofak, Lana.
Implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Croatian legislation // Provedba Aarhuške konvencije u zemljama Jadrana : zbornik radova / Radojčić, Dušica, editor(s).
Pula : Udruga Zelena Istra, 2011. 41-47 (invited talk,published).

10. Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana.
Registration of religious associations and religious communities in the light of European convention for protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms // Vjernici, društva, pokreti / Šalković, Josip, editor(s).
Zagreb : Glas Koncila, 2011. 217-242 (invited talk,domestic peer-review,published,scientific).
 
  Scientific conference papers with international peer-review
 

1. Ofak, Lana.
Right of access to environmental information - relevant regulations for deciding on requests and definitions // Zbornik radova: Pravo na pristup informacijama i zaštita osobnih podataka / Britvić Vetma, Bosiljka ; Boban, Marija, editor(s).
Split : Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Splitu, 2016. 199-227 (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).

2. Ofak, Lana.
The right to a healthy environment and environmental democracy // Zbornik radova sa znanstvenoga simpozija s međunarodnim sudjelovanjem: Razvoj i okoliš - perspektive održivosti / Galić, Branka ; Žažar, Krešimir, editor(s).
Zagreb : Filozofski fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu, FF - press, 2013. 195-205 (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).

3. Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana.
The Reform of Administrative Disputes System in Croatia // Reforme ale justitiei in Europa de est - Perspective comparative / Dumitru Dirdala Lucian, editor(s).
Iasi : Institul European, 2013. 89-100 (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).

4. Ofak, Lana.
Public participation in decision-making in environmental matters // Zbornik radova znanstveno-stručnog skupa Ekonomika i menadžment u javnom sektoru / Marija Kaštelan Mrak, editor(s).
Rijeka : Ekonomski fakultet Sveučilišta u Rijeci, 2009. 114-150 (lecture,international peer-review,published,scientific).
 
  Abstracts in Book of abstracts
 

1. Ofak, Lana.
Certain legal aspects of construction of hydroelectric power plants in Croatia // Second EELF Conference Environmental and Planning Law Aspects of Large Scale Projects : Book of abstracts) / Vanheusden, Bernard, editor(s).
Brussels : Hasselt University ; HUBrussel, 2014. 40-40 (lecture,abstract,scientific).

2. Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana.
Administrative Law Aspects of the Construction of the Project HP Dabar // http://www.unizg.hr/fileadmin/rektorat/dokumenti/dogadjaji_2012_2013/Horizonti_-_doc._dr._sc._Stanicic.pdf.
(invited talk,abstract,scientific).

3. Staničić, Frane; Ofak, Lana.
Reforma sustava upravnog sudovanja u Hrvatskoj // Judicial Reforms and Their Implications in Central and Eastern Europe.
(lecture,abstract,scientific).
 
  Unpublished papers
 

1. Ofak, Lana.
Access to Environmental Information // .
(invited talk,unpublished,expert).

2. Ofak, Lana.
Species Protection in Croatia // .
(invited talk,unpublished,scientific).

3. Ofak, Lana.
How is the law violated - are there any improvements in comparison to the National Report on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention of December 2013 // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

4. Ofak, Lana.
Good judicial practice related to the implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Croatia // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

5. Ofak, Lana.
Permit procedures for industrial installations and infrastructure projects: Assessing integration and speeding up - Report on Croatia // .
(invited talk,unpublished,scientific).

6. Ofak, Lana.
Free Access to Environmental Information - Report on Croatia // .
(invited talk,unpublished,scientific).

7. Ofak, Lana.
The right of access to information as a human right protected by the European Convention // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,scientific).

8. Ofak, Lana.
Enforcement of the decisions of the nature protection inspection in Croatia // .
(invited talk,unpublished,scientific).

9. Ofak, Lana.
Court of Justice of the European Union and Environmental Protection // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

10. Ofak, Lana.
Access to justice in cases of existing projects having significant effects on the environment - administrative procedures and inspections // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

11. Ofak, Lana.
The Right of Access to Environmental Information and Access to Justice // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

12. Ofak, Lana.
Access to justice in case of infringement of the right to participate in decision-making in environmental matters // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

13. Ofak, Lana.
Limiting the position of the party in the special administrative procedures // .
(lecture,ppt presentation,scientific).

14. Ofak, Lana.
Public participation concerning plans and programs relating to the environment - example of certain legal issues in Croatia // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

15. Ofak, Lana.
The Right of Access to Information and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

16. Ofak, Lana.
Risk regulation of fracking // .
(invited talk,unpublished,scientific).

17. Ofak, Lana.
Environment and Land Transportation Law - Report from Croatia // .
(invited talk,unpublished,scientific).

18. Ofak, Lana.
Three pillars of the Aarhus Convention in Croatia, administrative environmental protection and problems with public participation in decision-making in environmental matters // .
(invited talk,unpublished,expert).

19. Ofak, Lana; Gažić Ferenčina, Jasna.
Implementation of the Aarhus Convention // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

20. Ofak, Lana.
Implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Croatia // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

21. Ofak, Lana.
Right to access to justice in environmental matters // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

22. Ofak, Lana.
Illustrations of certain difficulties in enforcing Croatian environmental law // .
(invited talk,unpublished,scientific).

23. Ofak, Lana.
Legal issues related to the promotion and regulation of renewable energy - Report from Croatia // .
(invited talk,unpublished,scientific).

24. Ofak, Lana.
The right of access to environmental information // .
(invited talk,ppt presentation,expert).

25. Ofak, Lana.
Inspection and Administrative Control // .
(invited talk,unpublished,expert).

26. Ofak, Lana.
Environmental Protection from an Administrative Law Perspective // .
(invited talk,unpublished,expert).
 
  Dissertations
 

1. Ofak, Lana.
The right to administrative-judicial protection in environmental matters / doctoral thesis.
Zagreb : Pravni fakultet, 03.02. 2012, 424 pages. Mentor: Medvedović, Dragan ; Šikić, Marko.
 
  Other papers
 

1. Ofak, Lana.
Right to Access to Information, 2017.

2. Ofak, Lana.
Administrative Disputes in Civil Law Jurisdictions, 2017.

3. Ofak, Lana.
Protection of the Environment, 2017.

4. Radojčić, Dušica; Ofak, Lana; Ćerimagić, Enes; Frančišković, Denis; Grubišić, Ivana.
Civil Society Organizations’ Report on Aarhus Convention Implementation in Croatia for the period 2014-2016, 2016.

5. Kiss, Csaba (glavni autor); Haxhimihali, Enio; Mujakic, Muhamed; Ofak, Lana; Morina, Visar; Kostic Mandic, Maja; Bogevski, Bojan; Drenovak Ivanovic, Mirjana.
Access to Justice in Environmental Matters in the South East European Region Particularly in Respect of Standing, Costs and Available Remedies, 2014.

6. Ofak, Lana.
Aarhus Convention Compliance Committee Case Law, 2014.

7. Ofak, Lana; Leljak Gracin, Željka; Radojčić, Dušica.
Civil Society Organisations' Report on the Implementation of the Aarhus Convention in Croatia, 2014.
 
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