Rights in Exile Programme

Refugee Legal Aid Information for Lawyers Representing Refugees Globally

Croatia - COI

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Dr Dejan Stjepanović

Email: d.stjepanovicatdundee [dot] ac [dot] uk  or dejan.stjepanovicateui [dot] eu

Dr Dejan Stjepanović is Lecturer in Politics at the University of Dundee, School of Social Sciences. He holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute, Florence and an MA in Nationalism Studies from Central European University, Budapest. His expertise includes territorial politics, security studies, nationalism and migration, focusing on the region of southeastern Europe. He is widely published and is fluent in his native Serbo-Croat, English, Macedonian and Greek. He uses Russian and Italian in his research as well. His considerable international experience includes having lived, worked and conducted fieldwork in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, North Macedonia, Russia, Serbia and the UK.

Eric Gordy

Email: e [dot] gordyatucl [dot] ac [dot] uk

Eric Gordy is a political and cultural sociologist concentrating on Southeast Europe, especially the states of the former Yugoslavia. He is a Senior Lecturer in Politics of Southeast Europe at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) of University College London. He has taught at universities across Europe and North America. His publications include the books The Culture of Power in Serbia: Nationalism and the Destruction of Alternatives (1999) and Guilt, Responsibility and Denial: The Past at Stake in Post-Milošević Serbia (2013). His book Practices of Democracy in Southeast Europe project looks comparatively at four countries in the region, investigating what people expect from democracy and what their actual experience of political parties and popular relations with government looks like. Eric's wider comments on the region have appeared in international outlets including The New York Times, BBC, Agence France-Presse, as well as regional outlets including Danas, BH Dani,  Slobodna Bosna, Peščanik, and Novi List. He has taught and held visiting positions at a variety of institutions, including University of California Berkeley, Clark University, University of Bologna, Institute of Advanced Study Budapest, University of Belgrade and University of Niš. You can view his full bio at https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ssees/people/eric-gordy

Dr Ivana Djuric

Email: ivana_duricatyahoo [dot] com

Dr Djuric is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Nottingham with a PhD in the issue of Croatian refugees. Her most recent research deals with problems of reconstruction of post-conflict societies in Southeastern Europe/former Yugoslavia (Bosnia, Croatia and Kosovo). Dr Djuric's doctoral research dealt with minority refugee repatriation in Croatia in the period of 1995-2006.  She has had involvement with cases of Croatian refugees who are trying to reclaim their property in Croatia. She spent five years working in the governmental sector and international development, and continues to collaborate with practitioners as advisor and consultant, and on the development of various research projects.

Dr Robert M Hayden

Email: rhaydenatpitt [dot] edu 

Dr Hayden, JD, PhD, is Professor of Anthropology, Law and Public & International Affairs at the University of PIttsburgh, USA. He has conducted research on social, legal and constitutional issues in the former Yugoslavia and its successor republics since 1981, is fluent in the languages once known collectively as Serbo-Croatian and now as "BCS" (Bosnian/ Croatian/ Serbian) and has substantial experience in refugee claims form the region. He has provided reports for immigration cases based on political oppression or social discrimination without effective government remedies in successor states to former Yugoslavia.

Prof Siniša Malešević

Email: sinisa [dot] malesevicatucd [dot] ie

Siniša Malešević is a Full Professor/Chair of Sociology at the University College, Dublin. He is an elected member of Royal Irish Academy and Academia Europaea (the European Academy).  He is also a Senior Fellow and Associate Researcher, at CNAM, Paris, France. Previously he held research and teaching appointments at the Institute for International Relations (Zagreb), the Centre for the Study of Nationalism, CEU (Prague), NUI, Galway, the London School of Economics, the Institute for Human Sciences (Vienna), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Visiting Professor/Eric Remacle Chair in Conflict and Peace Studies) and Uppsala University. His recent books include Contemporary Sociological Theory (Sage, 2021) and Classical Sociological Theory (Sage, 2021) both with S. Loyal, Grounded Nationalisms: A Sociological Analysis (Cambridge University Press, 2019, runner up/honorable mention in the 2020 Stein Rokkan book award), The Rise of Organised Brutality: A Historical Sociology of Violence (Cambridge University Press, 2017, American Sociological Association PWSC outstanding book award 2018), Nation-States and Nationalisms: Organisation, Ideology and Solidarity (Polity 2013) and The Sociology of War and Violence (Cambridge University Press). He has also authored over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters and his work has been translated into 13 languages.

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