Zlatko M. Knežević
President of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina
Born in Novi Grad in 1960. He completed both primary and general-program secondary school in Novi Grad. He graduated at the Law Faculty in Belgrade passing the bar exam in Sarajevo in 1987.
After brief employment with the „Sana“ Company, Novi Grad, he worked first as clerk and then as a research assistant for the Basic Court in Novi Grad. Afterwards, he was employed in the Municipal Administration Novi Grad holding various management positions. By the end of 1991 he worked as an attorney-at-law in the independent office and as of 1996 in the joint attorney office in Novi Grad.
He participated in a number of vocational trainings both in country and abroad, primarily relating to the field of criminal law and seminars regarding judicial management. He has lectured for many years in the organizations such as OKO (Criminal Defense Section) of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the OSCE in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the UNDP relating to the professional development of attorneys in the field of criminal law with special emphasis on the war crime cases.
He was a member of the Commission for Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code of the Republika Srpska and the Law on Free Legal Aid of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He is the author of a number of papers on the criminal law which were published in the professional publications in Bosnia and Herzegovina and the Republic of Serbia. He was the member of the High Judicial and Prosecutorial Council of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the President of the Executive Committee of the Bar Association of the Republika Srpska.
He is the recipient of the highest recognition award of the Bar Association of the Republika Srpska.
He holds the office of the Judge of the Constitutional Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina as of 1 July 2011.