Ivana KRSTIĆ (f) is an Associate Professor of International Human Rights Law and a Director of the Human Rights Centre at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. She obtained her LLM (2003) at the School of Law, University of Pittsburgh (USA), along with an LLM (2004) and PhD (2008) at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law. In the academic year 2006/2007, she did her PhD research at the Exeter College, Oxford University. She is teaching several courses, including EU Non-Discrimination Law, Minority Rights and Gender Studies. Since 2010 she has been a coordinator of the Non-Discrimination Legal Clinic. Her area of specialty is Anti-Discrimination Law. Since September 2012, she has been a member of the Serbian Asylum Commission, a second instance body deciding on asylum applications. She is also a member of the Serbian Council for Child Rights and the Serbian Republic Commission for Transgender Persons. As an expert, she is engaged in different projects concerning different aspects of human rights and discrimination issues, run by several international organizations and agencies, such as the OHCHR, UNWOMEN, IOM, UNHCR, UNDP and OSCE. Since October 2018 she has been a member of an expert group drafting the Antidiscrimination strategy. Also, she collaborates very closely with the Commissioner for the Protection of Equality, giving expert advice on complex discrimination issues, and takes part in training judges and other public officials on different discrimination aspects.
She is the Serbian legal expert on gender equality and non-discrimination in the European Equality Law Network. She was engaged by UNWOMEN as a lecturer on legal framework of anti-discrimination for the security sector, and as a consultant who prepared a system-wide handbook for persons of trust, along with a set of lectures. She was also engaged by the UNDP as an expert to evaluate the implementation of antidiscrimination legislation, and to prepare a commentary on the Law on Anti-Discrimination. She has published several monographs and textbooks, around 30 handbooks and more than 50 articles in the area of International Human Rights Law, International Refugee Law, Non-Discrimination Law and International Public Law.
Along with Prof. Dr Dragica Vujadinović and Prof. Dr Tanasije Marinković, Ivana Krstić organized an international conference at the Faculty of Law entitled „Gender Equality in Higher Education: International Good Practices and Local Contexts“ in October 2017. She took part in the pioneering project for the development of an Action plan for achieving gender equality at the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law.
Some of her publications include: The prohibition of discrimination in international and national law, Belgrade, Faculty of Law, 2018; European Human Rights Law, Belgrade, 2016 (with Prof. Dr. T. Marinkovic); EU Law on the Elimination of Discrimination, Belgrade, Maribor, 2009 (with Prof. Dr. R. Etinski); Commentary of the European Convention on Human Rights (Prof. Dr. D. Popovic /ed./), 2017.