prof. dr. sc. Maja Seršić
prof. dr. sc.
Maja Seršić

Professor of International Law,
Head of the International Law Department, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law.
UNIVERSITY EDUCATION: B.A. (1980), M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1991), Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb.
SPECIALIZATION AND RESEARCH VISITS: Halifax (Canada), The Hague (The Netherlands), Heidelberg (Germany), Luxembourg, Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Thessaloniki (Greece).
INVITED LECTURER AND SPEAKER at postgraduate courses and international conferences: Agrigento, Anacapri, Athens, Dubrovnik, Geneva, Genoa, The Hague, Ljubljana, Naples, Nijmegen, Split, Tunis; co-director of a postgraduate course on the law of the sea at the Dubrovnik Inter-University Centre (1992-2001).
- participated in amending process of the Barcelona Convention and its related Protocols and the Mediterranean Action Plan (1994-1995, 2002-2003);
- participated in revision of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict (1995-1999);
- Member of the Croatian delegation at the Meetings of the States Parties to the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea (1995-1998);
- Member of the Bureau of the 1954 UNESCO Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and its 1999 Protocol (2010-2014).
1997 - Member of the Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea (ABE-LOS) of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO);
1998-2008 - Member of the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the Council of Europe;
since 2002 - Permanent Court of Arbitration, Arbitrator under Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes relating to Natural Resources and/or Environment;
2003-2006 - Member of the Board of Directors of the European Law Faculty Association (ELFA) (2004-2006, Vice-president);
2004-2006 – Member of the European Science Foundation; Standing Committee for the Social Sciences.
OTHER (inter alia):
2007 - Co-Agent of the Republic of Croatia before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the case concerning Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia); member of the team of the Republic of Croatia in the oral proceedings before the ICJ in 2008 (jurisdiction phase) and in 2014 (merits);
2010 - Agent of the Republic of Croatia before the Arbitration Tribunal in the case concerning land and maritime delimitation between Croatia and Slovenia; Head of Croatian team in the oral proceedings before the Arbitral Tribunal in The Hague in 2014.




Graduation year: 1980 graduation year: 1987

PhD graduation year: 1991

Employed since: 1992


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International Law

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Leader of the research project on the application of international humanitarian law in the Republic of Croatia, the results of which wrere published in: Customary International Humanitarian Law, Volume 1, Rules, ed. by J-M. Henckaerts, L. Doswald-Beck, ICRC, 2005.