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   I. Personal details

 

  Name, forename:          OMEJEC, JASNA

  Date and place of birth: 9 January 1962, Osijek, Croatia

  Nationality:                    Croatian

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II. Education and academic and other qualifications

 

Date

 5 October 1994

Place of education

 Zagreb

Name of institution

 Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

Title awarded

 Doctor of Law

 

Date

  2 June 1988

Place

  Zagreb

Name of institution

  Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

Title awarded

  Master of Law

 

Date

  28 November 1985

Place of education

  Osijek

Name of institution

  Faculty of Law, University of Osijek

Qualification awarded

  BSc in Law

 

 

III. Relevant professional activities

 

a. Judicial activities

 

Dates

(from – to)

­ 7 December 2007 ˃ ongoing second term of office

­ 7 December 1999 – 7 December 2007  (first term of office)

 

Name of employer

  The Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia

 

Occupation held

Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia

 

Position held

­ President of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia (12 June 2008 ˃ ongoing term of office

­ Deputy-president of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia (6 December 2005 – 6 December 2007)

­ Deputy-president of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia (9 December 2003 – 6 December 2005)

­ Vice-president of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia (7 March 2002 – 9 December 2003)

­ Vice-president of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia (7 March 2001 – 7  March 2002)

 

 

b. Non-judicial legal activities

 

Dates

(from – to)

   1 October 1990 – 6 December 1999

Name of employer

   Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb

 

Occupation held

­ full professor at the Administrative Law Department (23 September 2009  ˃ )

­ associate professor at the Administrative Law Department (27 October 2004  – 22 September 2009)

­ assistant professor at the Administrative Law Department (30 April 1997 – 26 October 2004)

­ senior assistant at the Administrative Law Department (22 December 1994 – 29 April  1997)

­ assistant at the Administrative Law Department (1 October 1990 – 21 December 1994)

Main activities and responsibilities

­ Administrative Law

­ European Public Law

 

Dates

(from – to)

   17 April 1986 –  30 September 1990

 

Name of employer

   Faculty of Law, University of Osijek

 

Occupation held

­ assistant at the Administrative Law Department (8 December 1988 – 30 September 1990)

­ junior assistant at the Administrative Law Department (17 April 1986 – 7 December 1988)

Main activities and responsibilities

   Administrative Law

 

c. Non-legal professional activities

 

In accordance with the Constitution of the Republic of Croatia, judges of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia cannot perform any other professional duty.

 

IV. Activities and experience in the field of human rights

 

As judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia she deals with specific cases of the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms guaranteed in the Constitution and Convention. She is well acquainted with the case-law of the European Court of Human rights. She is able to apply all the independent and derived interpretative principles resulting from the Convention or created in the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights, which all together form the interpretative body of the Convention and result in a method for solving a specific case.

 

As judge of the Constitutional Court, university professor and member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe, she holds lectures on the protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms, constitutional jurisprudence, the European mechanism for the protection of Convention rights and the case-law of the European Court of Human Rights in Croatia and abroad (Albania, Andorra, Germany, Hungary, Macedonia, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey). She has also held lectures or read papers on national mechanisms for the protection of human rights, i.e. on the Convention mechanism for the protection of human rights, outside Europe: in South America (Peru and Brazil), Asia (South Korea and Kazakhstan) and Africa (South Africa and Egypt).

 

Since the academic year 2006/2007, she has headed the elective subjects “Principles of European Administrative Law” and “Application of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms of the Council of Europe in the Work of the Government and Public Administration” at the postgraduate doctoral and specialist study Public Law and Public Administration at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb.

 

V. Public activities

 

a. Public office

 

­ EU international legal expert

­ OSCE international legal expert

­ Member of the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences (2001 >)

­ Member of the Public Administration Institute (1997 >)

­ Member of the University Lecturers' Club (1995 >)

­ Member of the Croatian Legal Centre (1994 >)

­ Editor of expert journals and expert seminars

 

b. Elected posts

 

­ Member from the Republic of Croatia of the Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe (2010 >)

­ Substitute member from the Republic of Croatia of the Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) of the Council of Europe (2005 – 2010)

­ President of the Supervisory Board of the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences (2004 –2005, 2009–2010, 2010>)

­ Member of the Professional Council of Narodne novine for legal education and information (2003–2010)

­ Member of the Commission of the Government of the Republic of Croatia for equality issues (1998)

 

 

VI. International legal reports and expertise

 

  • European Commission - TAIEX Justice and Home Affairs - Expert Mission on amending the law on Constitutional Court of Montenegro. Expert report drafted for the Ministry of Justice of Montenegro and EC TAIEX Justice and Home Affairs. Podgorica, Montenegro, January 2014.

 

  • Expert mission "Analysis of application and efficiency of constitutional complaint in Montenegro within the meaning of Article 13 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms - the right to efficient legal remedy". Expert report drafted for the OSCE Mission in Montenegro, March 2011.

 

  • Report "Ways and Means to Recognize the Interpretative Authority of Judgments against Other States - the Experience of the Constitutional Court of Croatia", Conference on "Strengthening subsidiarity: integrating the European Court's case-law into national law and judicial practice", Skopje, Macedonia, 1-2 October 2010., organized by the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) in co-operation with the Ministry of Justice of 'the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia' (in the framework of the Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe), CDL-JU(2010)019, Strasbourg, 5 November 2010.

 

  • Expert opinion related to the amendments and revisions of the Act on the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Serbia - drafted for the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia and delivered at the conference organised by the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia and Deutsche Stiftung für internationale rechtliche Zusammenarbeit e.V. (IRZ-Stiftung), held in Belgrade in June 2010.

 

  • Opinion on Draft Amendments to the Law on the Constitutional Court of Latvia (prepared by the Working Group established under the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Latvia on 8 June 2007 and submitted to Parliament on 30 July 2008), adopted by the Venice Commission at its 80th Plenary Session (Venice, 9-10 October 2009) on the basis of comments by Mr Gagik Harutyunyan (Member, Armenia), Mr Wolfgang Hoffmann-Riem (Member, Germany), Ms Jasna Omejec (Substitute Member, Croatia), Venice Commission Opinion 537/2009, CDL-AD(2009)042, Strasbourg, 13 October 2009.

 

  • Author's document: Comments on the Draft Amendments to the Law on the Constitutional Court of Latvia by Ms Jasna OMEJEC (Substitute Member, Croatia), Opinion No. 537/2009, CDL(2009)147, Strasbourg, 21 September 2009.

 

  • Report  "Legal Framework and Case-Law of the Constitutional Court of Croatia in Deciding on the Conformity of Laws with International Treaties" by Ms Jasna Omejec, President, Constitutional Court of Croatia and Member of the Venice Commission, Seminar on "The Competence of the Constitutional Court to Control the Conformity of Laws with Ratified Treaties", Podgorica, Montenegro, 3 November 2009, organized by the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) in co-operation with the Constitutional Court of Montenegro and the OSCE, CDL-JU(2009)035, Strasbourg, 17 November 2009.

 

  • Opinion on the Draft Law on the Constitutional Court of Montenegro - Adopted by the Venice Commission at its 76th Plenary Session (Venice, 17-18 October 2008) on the basis of comments by Mr Aivars ENDZNS (Member, Latvia), Mr Christoph GRABENWARTER (Member, Austria), Mr Harry GSTÖHL (Member, Liechtenstein) and Ms Jasna OMEJEC (Expert for the OSCE Mission to Montenegro, Substitute Member, Croatia) - Venice Commission Document No. CDL-AD2008030-e, Strasbourg, 24 October 2008.

 

 

VII. Publications and other works

 

­ Books:

 

Konvencija za zaštitu ljudskih prava i temeljnih sloboda u praksi Europskog suda za ljudska prava - Strasbourški acquis (The Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the Case-law of the European Court of Human Rights - Strasbourg Acquis), Novi informator, Zagreb, 2013, 1570 pp. For the book she has received the 2013 Award of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts in the field of humanistic sciences for the achievements of great and lasting importance for the Republic of Croatia and the 2013 Mika Tripalo Award of the Croatian Helsinki Committee for contributions to the protection of human rights in Croatia during 2013 that exceed professional obligations and the usual standards.

 

Vijeće Europe i Europska unija. Institucionalni i pravni okvir (The Council of Europe and the European Union. Institutional and Legal Framework), Novi informator, Zagreb, 2008, 458 pp.

 

Pravo okoliša (Environmental Law) (co-authors: O. Lončarić-Horvat, L. Cvitanović, I. Gliha, T. Josipović, D. Medvedović, J. Omejec, M. Seršić), 3rd revised and supplemented edition, Ministry of Environmental Protection and Physical Planning - Organizator, editor: Olivera Lončarić Horvat, Law Library 37, Zagreb, 2003 (third revised and supplemented edition), 348 pp.

 

 

­ She has published more than 50 scientific and expert papers. In the field of Constitutional law and Convention law she has published the following works (a shortlist):

 

 

Narodna ustavotvorna inicijativa i razgraničenje nadležnosti između Hrvatskog sabora i Ustavnog suda (Popular Initiative to Amend the Constitution and the Separation of Powers between the Croatian Parliament and the Constitutional Court), Informator, instructive and informative paper for economic and legal issues, No. 6258, Zagreb, 26 February 2014, pp. 1-2

 

Primjenjivost jamstava članka 6. stavka 1. Konvencije na privremene mjere i postupke sudskih zabrana ratione materiae (Applicability of Article 6 para. 1 of the Convention to Temporary Measures and Court Injunctions Ratione Materiae), in the book: Djelotvorna pravna zaštita u pravičnom postupku. Izazovi pravosudnih transformacija na jugu Europe (Efficient Legal Protection in Fair Proceedings. Challenges of Judicial Transformations in Southern Europe), Liber amicorum Mihajlo Dika, ed. Alan Uzelac et al., Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb), Zagreb, 2013, pp. 771-782

 

Istine i zablude o ulozi Ustavnog suda u svjetlu europeizacije hrvatskog prava (Facts and Misconceptions about the Role of the Constitutional Court in the Light of Europeanisation of Croatian Law), Pravni fakultet u Zagrebu (Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb) / ed: Jakša Barbić, F.C.A. / Zagreb, 2013, pp. 123-156

 

Izvršenje presuda i odluka Europskog suda za ljudska prava (Implementation of Decisions and Rulings of the European Court of Human Rights), in Collection of papers: Liber amicorum Petar Klarić, Pravni fakultet Sveučilišta u Zagrebu (Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb), Zagreb, 2012, pp. 801-830

 

Новые европейские переходные конституции и преобразующая роль конституционных судов (New European Transitional Constitutions and the Transformative Role of Constitutional Courts), Журнал конституционного правосудия /  Moskva,  No 5(23)/2011, pp. 25–38

 

Kontrola ustavnosti ustavnih normi (ustavnih amandmana i ustavnih zakona) (Control of Constitutionality of Constitutional Norms (Constitutional Amendments and Constitutional Laws), Godišnjak Akademije pravnih znanosti Hrvatske / Yearbook Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences, Zagreb, Vol. I, no 1, 2010, pp. 1-27

 

Zabrana diskriminacije u praksi Europskog suda za ljudska prava (Prohibition of Discrimination in the Case-Law of the European Court of Human Rights), Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu (Collected Papers of Zagreb Law Faculty), Zagreb, Vol. 59, no. 5 (2009), pp. 873-979

 

Ustavno i konvencijsko jamstvo prava vlasništva (The Constitutional and Convention Guarantee of the Ownership Right), Liberum amicorum in honorem Jadranko Crnić (1928 – 2008), Novi informator, Zagreb, 2009, pp. 139–187

 

(Ne)djelotvornost domaćih pravnih sredstava protiv zlostavljanja u smislu članka 3. Konvencije za zaštitu ljudskih prava i temeljnih sloboda (The /In/Effectiveness of Domestic Legal Expedients against Ill-Treatment within the Meaning of Article 3 of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms), in Collection of papers: Aktualna pitanja kaznenog zakonodavstva – 2008 (Current Issues in Penal Legislation – 2008), Inženjerski biro d.d., Zagreb, June 2008, pp. 3-35

 

Primjena Konvencije za zaštitu ljudskih prava i temeljnih sloboda u radu domaćih sudova (Prvi dio) (The Implementation of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the Work of Domestic Courts /part one/), Hrvatska pravna revija (Croatian Law Review), Inženjerski biro d.d, Zagreb, year VII, no. 7-8 (July-August 2007), pp. 1-9, and Primjena Konvencije za zaštitu ljudskih prava i temeljnih sloboda u radu domaćih sudova (II. dio) (The Implementation of the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms in the Work of Domestic Courts /part two/), Hrvatska pravna revija (Croatian Law Review), Inženjerski biro d.d, Zagreb, year VII, no. 9 (September 2007), pp. 1-15

 

Status državnih službenika: pravna stajališta i praksa Europskog suda za ljudska prava, Europskog suda pravde i Ustavnog suda Republike Hrvatske (The Status of Civil Servants: Legal Views of the European Court of Human Rights, the European Court of Justice and of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia), Hrvatska javna uprava (Croatian Public Administration), journal for the theory and practice of public administration, Public Administration Institute, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Polytechnic of Social Sciences in Zagreb and Novi informator Zagreb, Zagreb, year 6, no. 2 (2006), pp. 47-81

 

Имплементация решений Европейского Суда по правам человека в практике Конституционного суда Республики Хорватии, Sravnitelnoe Konstitutsionnoe Obozrenie (Comparative Constitutional Review), ежеквартальный российский научный журнал, Институт права и публичной политики (Institute of Law and Public Policy), Moscow, Vol. 54, Number 1 (2006), pp. 150–172 (in Russian)

 

Odnosi Ustavnog suda Republike Hrvatske i Europskog suda za ljudska prava pri odlučivanju o duljini sudskih postupaka u Republici Hrvatskoj (1.dio) (Relations between the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia and the European Court of Human Rights in Deciding on the Length of Judicial Proceedings in the Republic of Croatia /part one/), Informator, instructive and informative paper for economic and legal issues, no. 5332, Zagreb, 13 April 2005, and Odnosi Ustavnog suda Republike Hrvatske i Europskog suda za ljudska prava pri odlučivanju o duljini sudskih postupaka u Republici Hrvatskoj (2.dio) (Relations between the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia and the European Court of Human Rights in Deciding on the Length of Judicial Proceedings in the Republic of Croatia /part two/)”, Informator, instructive and informative paper for economic and legal issues no. 5333-5334, Zagreb, 16 April 2005

 

’Razumni rok’ u interpretaciji Ustavnog suda Republike Hrvatske (‘Reasonable Time’ in the Interpretation of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Croatia), in the book: Ustavni sud u zaštiti ljudskih prava. Interpretativna uloga ustavnog suda (The Constitutional Court in the Protection of Human Rights. The Interpretative Role of the Constitutional Court), editors: Jadranko Crnić and Nikola Filipović, Library Law 24, Organizator, Zagreb, 2000, pp. 131-150.

 

 

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