Elizabeta Ivičević Karas is Professor at the Department of Criminal Procedural Law at Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb and then pursued with postgraduate European Studies at University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and University of Zagreb and obtained her postgraduate degree in the field of European Studies. She obtained her Master of Science degree in Criminal Law at the University of Zagreb and her PhD in co-tutelle at University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and University of Zagreb. She passed the bar exam.
She teaches Criminal Procedural Law, Penitentiary Law and Human Rights and Criminal Justice, at both graduate and postgraduate level. So far, she was a head researcher of two scientific projects and participated as the key expert or a researcher in other projects. She was a speaker at many home and international law conferences. She is the executive editor of the Croatian Annual of Criminal Sciences and Practice. Her publications include four books (one as co-author), two manuals (co-author) and numerous scientific papers, articles and reviews.
She was a head of two Ministry of Justice expert groups for draft amendments of Criminal Procedure Act and member of several other expert groups for draft amendments of legislation. She is a member of Scientific Council for Government Administration, Judicature and the Rule of Law of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art. She is also a member of the Fair Trials – Legal Experts Advisory Panel (LEAP), the Croatian Law Centre, the Croatian Association of Criminal Sciences and Practice and the Croatian Association of European Criminal Law.