dr. sc. Nika Bačić Selanec
dr. sc.
Nika Bačić Selanec

Nika Bačić Selanec has been working at the Department of European Public Law since 2015. She graduated law in 2012 at the University of Zagreb - Faculty of Law. She obtained her LL.M. degree at the University of Michigan Law School in 2014 as a Hugo Grotius Fellow, having received a Certificate of Merit Award for success in her studies and a Kouba Prize for Best Paper on European Integration. In 2018, she spent a semester at the same University as Grotius Doctoral Research Fellow. In 2016, she worked as a stagiaire at the Court of Justice of the EU, in the cabinets of Judge Siniša Rodin and Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston. She serves as an Executive Editor of journal Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy (CYELP) and a Legal Secretary of the Croatian EU Studies Association. She defended her doctoral dissertation entitled 'A Realist Account of EU Citizenship' in March 2019.


List of select publications

  • ‘‘Who is a ”Spouse” Under the Citizens’ Rights Directive? The Prospect of Mutual Recognition of Same-Sex Marriages in the EU’, co-authored with Chloe Hannah Bell, 2016 41 European Law Review 5, pp. 653-683.
  • Division of Competences and Regulatory Powers Between the EU and the Member States - National Report: Croatia’, co-authored with Tamara Capeta, 2016 FIDE Congress proceedings 27, vol. 3, pp. 265-273
  • A Critique of EU Refugee Crisis Management - On Law, Policy and Decentralisation’, Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy 2015, Vol 11, pp. 73-114
  • ‘Dublin Regulation and the Problems of the Frontline Member States of the European Union’ in The Collection: The First Ten Years of Asylum System Development in Croatia, IMIN, Centre for Peace Studies, Human Rights House, 2013, pp. 47-61 (language: Croatian)
  • Asylum Policy in Europe – The Competences of the European Union and Inefficiency of the Dublin System’, Croatian Yearbook of European Law and Policy 2012, Vol 8, pp. 41-76