izv. prof. dr. sc. Snježana Vasiljević
izv. prof. dr. sc.
Snježana Vasiljević


Dr. Snjezana Vasiljevic, M. Phil (Cambridge), Ph.D (Zagreb) works as an associate professor of European Public Law, Fundamental Rights in the European Union, European Anti-discrimination Law and European Union Law and European Funds at the University of Zagreb. 

In July 2019, the Croatian Government appointed her as ad hoc judge at the European Court of Human Rights.

She earned her masters (summa cum laude) and doctoral degree from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law. As a British Government Chevening scholar she earned her M. Phil degree at the Faculty of Law, Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge, (Darwin College). She was awarded by the American Bar Association (CEELI) for the best paper in the area of gender equality. In the period between 2012-2016, she worked as an expert member of the Legislative Committee of the Croatian Parliament and since October 2017 she serves as an expert member of the Committee for Justice of the Croatian Parliament. She specialized in European law and human rights at London School of Economics and Political Science, Faculty of Law, University of Liverpool, Johannes Kepler Univarsität Linz. She was a visiting fellow at Columbia University, Law School, New York (2008 - JFDP Visiting Researcher and 2012) and University of California Los Angeles, School of law (2014). She also works as a national expert for the Fundamental Rights Agency and Council of Europe and lecturer of the Academy of European Law in Trier. She is currently a leader of the Jean Monnet module “EU Law and Gender: Making Equality Effective,” a project granted by the European Commission (2016-2019). Her work is strongly dedicated to European law, human rights, European antidiscrimination law, international women’s rights and ethnic minorities, European identity and diversity. She has initiated and coordinated numerous projects on trainings of lawyers, civil sector, trade unions and NGOs representatives in Croatia and the Western Balkans. She has held a number of visiting lectures (Columbia University, University of Belgrade, Aleksanteri Institute Finland, European Law Academy Trier, Council of Europe) and presentations at international conferences. She is the editor of three books and the author of a number of articles and chapters in books. 

In 2015/2016, invited by the Council of Europe to join the Drafting group on Human Rights in Cultural Diverse Societies (CDDH-DC) and drafted the paragraph on multiple discrimination in the CoE Guidelines on Human Rights in Cultural Diverse Societies. 

Since January 2019, she is the Council of Europe HELP trainer certified to provide distance learning courses for selected groups of legal professionals. 

She is certified NLP Practitioner (Humanistic Neuro-linguistic Psychology), Coaching Skills Certificate (Academy of Executive Coaching), Team Coaching Foundation Level (CMI, David Clutterbuck) and Transaction Analysis Practitioner (International Transactional Analysis Academy). 


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List of select projects

COST "Women on the move" (2020.-2024.) - Management board member, researcher

Jean Monnet Module "EU Law & Gender: Making Equality Effective" (2016-2019) - Module leader

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence: "EU's Global Leadership in the Rule of Law" - researcher