Research team

Asst. prof. Adriana Vincenca Padovan, Ph. D.

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
BIOGRAPHY

Professional positions held: Since November 2010 employed at the Adriatic Institute by the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, currently as a research fellow. From 2003 until 2010 employed by CROATIA Insurance Plc. Zagreb at the Head office – Transport and Credit Insurance Department as an Independent expert for the insurance of liability (2003 – 2006), as a Co-ordinator (2006 - 2009) and finally as a Head (2009 – 2010) of the Marine and Aviation Hull and Liability Insurance Section.

Education: In 2011 received a Ph. D. degree in the field of Maritime and Transport Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (dissertation: The role of marine insurance in the protection of marine environment). In June 2010 her LL.M. degree in International Maritime Law awarded by the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI), Malta, 2003, was recognised its full legal equivalence to the degree of Master of Law in the field of Maritime and Transport Law awarded by the Faculty of Law, University of Split, within the postgraduate programme Maritime Law and Law of the Sea. The Croatian Bar Exam passed in 2006. In 2003 graduated with distinction from IMLI and was awarded LL.M. degree in International Maritime Law (scholarship of The Lloyd's Register of Shipping; dissertation: Direct Action of a Third Party against the Insurer in Marine Insurance with a Special Focus on the Developments in Croatian Maritime Law; legal drafting project: Implementation of the Convention for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts against the Safety of Navigation, 1988 and the latest amendments of SOLAS Convention (Chapter XI and ISPS Code) into Croatian legal system). In 2002 graduated from the Law Faculty, University of Zagreb (thesis: Air Carrier’s Liability under the Montreal Convention 1999). In 1996 graduated from the XV Gymnasium of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Zagreb and the Music high school “Eli Bašić”, Zagreb.

Scientific projects: 2011-2013 a researcher on the scientific project “Croatian Maritime Legislation, International Standards and the EU Law”, No. 101-0000000-2440, funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. Research area: Social sciences, Law, Maritime and general Transport Law. She contributed to the project with 1 book, 4 peer-reviewed scientific papers and 2 lectures at the international scientific conferences. The areas of her scientific interest and research in general are maritime and transport law, and in particular marine insurance, salvage, wreck and general average.

Teaching activities: In 2007/2008 she was a full time lecturer, and in 2012 a visiting lecturer at the IMLI LL.M. programme, where she lectured on the topics of marine insurance, salvage, wreck, general average, ship sale and purchase, carriage of goods by sea, arrest of ships, maritime liens and privileges, international trade law and property law. Since 2005 she has occasionally lectured as a visiting lecturer on marine insurance at the undergraduate programme of the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (the Chair for Maritime and Transport Law).

Mentorship: Mentor on 9 LL.M. dissertations and 10 legal drafting projects, IMLI LL.M. programme, academic year 2007/2008.

Professional and scientific activities: Since 2012 Mediator at the Centre for Mediation of the Croatian Insurance Bureau (CIB). In 2012 -2013 and 2017 Member of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Traffic and Infrastructure for the revision of the Croatian Maritime Code, in 2016 for the ratification of the Nairobi Wreck Removal Convention 2007, and for the drafting of the Regulation on the Method and the Conditions for the Handling and the Sale of Wrecks. Occasionally from 2004 until 2007 redacted the English translations of the Croatian maritime legislation (for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integrations). 2007 - 2008 editor of the IMLI’s publications. Since 2009 regularly holds specialist transport insurance seminars for the Centre of Education of the Insurance Professionals, CIB. Lectures at the international professional and academic conferences.  2013 - 2016 participated on the International Subcommittee for the Review of the Rules on General Average, Comité Maritime International. Author and co-author of 1 book, 2 book chapters, 11 peer-reviewed academic papers and 7 professional articles, dealing with maritime law, marine and transport insurance and of several professional translations of international instruments, book reviews, peer-reviews etc. 2014 - 2017 Member of the Editorial Board of the academic periodical publication (legal journal) Poredbeno pomorsko pravo/Comparative Maritime Law.

Professional associations membership: Croatian Maritime Law Association (since 2004); Croatian Association of Insurance Law (since 2012); Croatian Transport Law Association (since 2013).

Foreign languages: English (fluent); Italian, German, French (passive knowledge).


Vesna Skorupan Wolff, Ph. D.

COLLABORATOR
Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
BIOGRAPHY

Professional positions held: Since 2003 employed at the Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts, where she currently holds a position of a senior research fellow. 1998 - 2003 professional associate at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia. 1993 – 1998 legal associate in a private attorney’s office in Zagreb.

Education: Graduated law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (LL.B.) in 1993. LL.M degree received in 1999 at the Educational Rehabilitation Faculty, University of Zagreb. Ph.D. degree received in 2005 at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (doctoral thesis “Liability of the Sea Carrier”). Croatian Bar Exam passed in 1995.

Scientific projects: Since 2007 a researcher on the scientific project «Croatian Maritime Legislation, International Standards and the EU Law», no. 101-0000000-2440, funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports (CMSES), research area: social sciences, law, maritime and general transport law, harmonisation of the Croatian maritime law with the international conventions and the EU maritime law; the project is currently in progress and expected to be completed by the end of 2013. 2002 – 2007: researcher on the scientific project «Croatian Maritime Law and International Standards», no. 0101030, funded by CMSES. Her scientific interests include all topics of private maritime law.

Professional and scientific activities: An author of over 50 scientific and professional papers, and a number of professional translations of international instruments, commentaries of court decisions, book reviews, etc. In 1995 won the prize of the Croatian Bar Association’s professional periodical publication “Odvjetnik” for the best paper. Since 2006 a member of the Editorial Board of the scientific periodical publication (A1 journal) Poredbeno pomorsko pravo/Comparative Maritime Law.  2012 – 2013 Member of the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Maritime Affairs, Traffic and Infrastructure for the revision of the Croatian Maritime Code. She has participated in several domestic and international academic conferences related to maritime law.

Professional associations membership: Member of the Croatian Maritime Law Association and the Croatian Association of Insurance Law.


Božena Bulum, Ph. D.

COLLABORATOR
Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts
BIOGRAPHY

Professional positions held: She works as a senior research associate at the Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts. In February 2006 she started to work at the Adriatic Institute as assistant. From January 2005 until February 2006 she worked at the Ministry of Justice and from June 2001 until January 2005 at the Commercial court in Split as legal assistant.

Education: She gained her PhD in 2008 (thesis: ”Regulation of maritime transport services and access to port services market in the competition law of the European Union”) and LL M in 2005 (thesis: “Time charter in modern maritime practice”) at the Split Faculty of Law.

In 2003 she passed the bar examination at the Ministry of Justice. In 2000 she graduated from the Law Faculty, University of Split. In 1996 she graduated from the II Gymnasium in Split.

Scholarships and rewards: 1998-2000 University of Split scholarship, 2000 Foundation “Zlatko Crnić” scholarship, 1997,1998, 1999, 2000 dean rewards.

Scientific project: Since 2007, she had been an associate researcher on the scientific project “Croatian Maritime Legislation, International Standards and the EU Law“ (Institutional bearer of the project: Croatian Academy of Science and Arts, Branch: Adriatic Institute). The purpose of this project was a permanent study and analysis of maritime legislation which is in force in the Republic of Croatia in order to assess to what degree our national maritime legislation and practice are harmonized with contemporary trends and international standards. One of the important aims of this research was further development of the Croatian maritime legislation through: proposals for amendments of existing positive laws and by-laws; the enactment of new regulations; preparations for the accession of Croatia to international conventions, as well as through preparatory work for the participation in diplomatic conferences on codification and unification of maritime law.

Professional and scientific activities: Author of one chapter in a manual, one scientific monograph and over 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles and professional papers. Member of the Expert Committee for the amendments of the Croatian Maritime Code 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013.

Organisation of conferences: Since 2006 she has participated in the organisation of the triannual series of conferences of the Adriatic Institute of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts conference.

Professional association memberships: Croatian Maritime Law Association (since 2004), Portius (International legal centre for port law). Member of the Expert Committee for the Croatian Maritime Code Amendments 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013.  

Editorial board memberships: Since 2008 member of the Editorial Bord of the scientific periodical publication (A1 legal journal) Poredbeno Pomorsko pravo/Comparative Maritime Law.


Prof. Nikoleta Radionov, Ph.D.

COLLABORATOR
Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
BIOGRAPHY

Professional positions held: Since 2012 Full Professor at the Department for Maritime and Transport Law at the University of Zagreb School of Law (same institution: 2007 Associate Professor, 2002 Assistant Professor, 1995 Research Assistant).

Education: 2002 Ph.D. at University of Zagreb School of Law, doctoral thesis “Contractual Liability of the Land Carrier“. 1999 passed the Bar exam. 1998 LL.M., Master in Civil Law at the University of Zagreb School of Law. 1994 J.D., University of Zagreb School of Law. 1995-1997 trainee at Municipal Court in Zagreb.

Scientific projects: 2007 - end of 2013: project coordinator, “Croatian Transport Law and Challenges of the Single Market/Hrvatsko transportno pravo i izazovi Jedinstvenog tržišta Europske unije”, no. 066-0662501-1295, funded by CMSES, research area: social sciences, law, maritime and general transport law, EU transport law and harmonisation of the Croatian transport law with the acquis communautaire; 2002 - 2006: researcher, “Harmonization of the Croatian System of Civil Law to the Acquis Communautaire” no. 0066007, funded by CMSES; 2002: local consultant «OBNOVA-Project», Mission of the Commission of the EU in the Republic of Croatia.

Teaching activities: graduate level: a) University of Zagreb School of Law. Subjects: Maritime and Transport Law; Insurance law, European Transport Law. b) University of Zagreb Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences. Subjects: Air Law; Aviation Law (LAW); post-graduate level a) Master in Commercial and Company Law. Subjects: Maritime Law I; Maritime Law II; Transport Law: Land and Air transport; Law of Insurance; Marine Insurance. b) Inter-disciplinary master program „Crisis Management“, University of Zagreb. Subject: Legal aspects of Crisis Management.

Mentorship: Doctoral thesis: Savić, I.: „The Influence of Air Service Agreements Between European Union and Third Countries on Development of International Aviation Law“ (in progress), Popovic, N.: Competition in Infrastructure Activities (2012); Padovan, A. V.: „The Role of Marine Insurance in the Protection of Marine Environment From Ship Sourced Pollution“ (2012). Master thesis: Letina, M.: „New Passenger Rights in Air Transport“ (2009).

Professional and scientific activities: Author of 2 books, 2 book chapters and over 25 peer-reviewed scientific papers. Active participation and invited lectures at 17 international and national conferences and seminars. Author of peer-reviews (10) for A1 journals: Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu/Collected papers of the Zagreb School of Law, Poredbeno pomorsko pravo/Comparative Maritime Law Journal. Reviewer of one project proposal financed by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports. 2009- on: Member of the international editorial board,  scientific journal „Zbornik Pravnog fakulteta u Zagrebu“ (Collected Papers of the Zagreb School of Law). 2005- on: Foreign correspondent for “European Transport Law” journal, Netherlands; 2006-on: Foreign correspondent of the Institut de Droit International des Transports (IDIT), Rouen, France; 2002-on: Member of the working groups for drafting several transport acts (Code of Obligations, Railways Act, Road Transport Act, Maritime Code). 2006-on: Arbitrator of the Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce; 2004: Member of the national Working Group for Harmonization of the Croatian Legislation with the Acquis communautaire – Working group for Transport Policy;

Professional associations membership: Since 2008 member of the Croatian Academy of Law; Since 1998 member of the Croatian Maritime Law Association (Supervisory Board); Since 2001 member of the Slovenian Maritime Law Association; Since 1995 member of the Zagreb Lawyers Association; Since 1996 member of the Association of Commercial Lawyers.

Research fellowships: 2011 (May): Centre de droit maritime et des transports, Faculté de droit, Université Paul Cezanne Aix-Marseille III; 2003 (April - June) Max-Planck Institut for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg; 1998 (April-June) “International Trade Law post-graduate course”, Torino, Italy; 1996 (June, 21st- July, 12th) “VII Session of the Academy of European Law”, Firenze, Italy, etc.

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Prof. Dorotea Ćorić, Ph.D.

COLLABORATOR
Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka
BIOGRAPHY

Professional positions held: 2013-on: Full Professor, Head of Department for Maritime and Transport Law, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law; 2007-2012: Associate Professor, same institution; 2002-2007: Assistant Professor, same institution; 1989-2002: Research fellow, Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts - Adriatic Institute

Education: 2001: Ph.D., University of Split, Faculty of Law; Doctoral thesis: “International regime on liability and compensation for oil pollution damage“; 1988-1992: LL.M., University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, Master in Commercial Law and Science; Dissertation: “The international unification relating to maritime liens and mortgages”; 1979-1984: J.D., University of Zagreb Faculty of Law

Scientific projects: 2007 – 2013: researcher, “Croatian Maritime Legislation, International Standards and the EU Law” no. 101-0000000-2440, funded by CMSES, the project is still active and is expected to be completed by the end of 2013; 2002 – 2007: researcher “Croatian Maritime Law and International Standards”, no. 0101030, funded by CMSES; 1996-2002: researcher, “Theory and Practice of Croatian Maritime Legislation, International Unification of Maritime Law and Codification of Law of the Sea”, no. 101001, funded by CMSES; 1990-1995: researcher, “Drafting Croatian Maritime Legislation”, no. 5-03-026, funded by CMSES; 2006 – 2009: researcher, “Regional Cooperation and Marine Pollution in Adriatic Sea, Expert Study on Ship Based Oil Pollution in the Adratic Sea”, funded by Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Norway. Area of research of all the cited scientific projects: social sciences, law, maritime and general transport law.

Teaching activities: Graduate level: a) University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law, subjects: Maritime and Transport Law, Marine Environmental Law, Maritime Administrative Law; Postgraduate courses: a) University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law, subjects: European Environmental Law, Basic Ship Finance and Security Instruments in Shipping; Professional study (Administrative Study Programme): University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law, subjects: Maritime Administrative Law; Environment Protection Law.

Mentorship: 1 master thesis, 3 doctoral theses.

Professional and scientific activities: Author of one textbook, one scientific monograph and over 40 peer-reviewed scientific articles and professional papers. Author of over 30 peer-reviews published in scientific journals. Per-reviewer of two scientific monographs. Since 1995 Assistant Main Editor of the scientific periodical publication (A1 legal journal) Poredbeno Pomorsko pravo/Comparative Maritime Law. Member of the Expert Committee for the drafting of the 1994 Croatian Maritime Code and the 2004 Croatian Maritime Code and its 2007, 2008, 2011 and 2013 Amendments. Since 1995 Consultant of the Ministry of Sea, Traffic and Infrastructure for the international maritime agreements. Actively participated with papers/presentations at 30 international and national scientific conferences and seminars.

Professional associations membership: The Croatian Maritime Law Association (1992-on, Vice-president).


Prof. Ranka Petrinović, Ph.D.

COLLABORATOR
Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split
BIOGRAPHY

Professional positions held: 2002 – on: Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split. Currently employed as an Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Financial Affairs. In 2013 obtained academic title of full professor of law. In 2009 obtained academic title of associate professor of law. Since 2006 Associate Dean for Financial Affairs. In 2006 obtained academic title of assistant professor of law, branch of maritime and general transport law. In 2002 obtained academic title of lecturer in the area of social sciences, field of law, for the subject of Maritime Administrative and Labour Law. Previously employed as a part-time lecturer for the following subjects: Maritime Administrative and Labour Law; Contracts, Marine Average and Insurance.; 1996 – 2002: employed in the Legal Department of Shipping Company Jadroplov BE Ltd. (responsible for hull & machinery insurance and ship registration).; 1986 – 1996: employed in “Split” Shipyard in the Sales Department as a legal consultant for shipbuilding contracts and newbuilding insurance.

Education: 2005 – Faculty of Law, University of Split obtained doctoral degree, doctoral thesis “Protection of the Environment as the element of Modern Right to Salvage”.; 2001 – Faculty of Law, University of Split completed postgraduate study programme “Maritime Law and Law of the Sea” and obtained LL.M. degree with the thesis “Insurance of Shipowners’s Liability for Damage in Collision”.; In 1983 obtained law degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Split.; In 1978 graduated from the Classical Gymnasium in Split.

Scientific projects: 2008 – 2011: researcher, „Maritime Law of the Republic of Croatia and Legislation of European Union/ Plovidbeno pravo Republike Hrvatske i zakonodavstvo Europske unije“, no. 018-0000000-3428, funded by CMSES. The project was active 2008 - 2011. Research area: social sciences, law, maritime law, EU maritime law.

Teaching activities: Graduate level: Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split, subjects: Maritime Law, Maritime Property Law, Maritime Law and Average, Maritime Agency and Forwarding, Maritime Law Contracts; University Department of Marine Studies, University of Split, subject: Maritime and Fishing Public Law. Post-graduate level: Faculty of Law, University of Split, postgraduate study programme “Maritime Law and Law of the Sea”, subject: Maritime Administrative Law, Maritime and Comparative Law. University Department of Marine Studies, University of Split, Postgraduate Degree Programme: Applied Marine Sciences, subject: Legislation in area of environment protection and fisheries. Doctoral studies: Post-graduate doctoral study “Maritime Affairs” at Faculty of Maritime Studies, University in Rijeka, subject: Legal Aspects of Safety at Sea and Marine Averages.

Mentorship: 3 LL.M. theses.

Professional and scientific activities: Autor of two scientific monographs and over 30 scientific articles and professional papers. Active participation on 18 international and national scientific conferences and seminars.

Professional associations membership: Member of the Croatian Maritime Law Association, Croatian Association of Insurance Law, Economy Jurist Association (Split)

Foreign languages: Fluent in English and Italian.


Asst. prof. Mišo Mudrić, Ph.D.

COLLABORATOR (2016 – 2017)
Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
BIOGRAPHY

Professional positions held: Since 2007 Academic Assistant, Department for Maritime and Transport Law, University of Zagreb Faculty of Law.

Education: 2013: Ph. D. degree, University of Hamburg, Faculty of Law. Doctoral thesis: “The Professional Salvor's Liability in the Law of Negligence“; 2000-2006: J. D., University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law.

Scientific projects: 2007-2013: researcher, “Croatian Transport Law and Challenges of the Single Market/ Hrvatsko transportno pravo i izazovi Jedinstvenog tržišta Europske unije” no. 066-0662501-1295, funded by CMSES, area of research: social sciences, law, maritime and general transport law, EU transport law and harmonisation of the Croatian transport law with the acquis communautaire.

Teaching activities: Graduate level: University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law; subjects: Maritime and Transport Law; Insurance Law.

Professional and scientific activities: Author of one monograph and over 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles and professional papers. Author of a number of peer-reviews published in scientific journals. Member of the editorial board of the scientific journal: „Croatian International Relations Review“, A1 publication (1995-on). Arbitrator at the Permanent Arbitration Court at the Croatian Chamber of Commerce (2011-on). Scholar of the International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs, The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, Hamburg (2008-2010). Actively participated with papers/presentations on 8 international and national scientific conferences and seminars.

Professional associations membership: Since 2006 member of the Croatian Maritime Law Association; since 2011 member of the Croatian Association for Insurance Law (former Vice-President; member of the Executive Board, currently serving as the Secretary General).


Asst. prof. Iva Tuhtan Grgić, Ph. D.

COLLABORATOR
Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka
BIOGRAPHY

Professional positions held: 2014 – on Senior Assistant, Chair of Maritime and Transportation Law, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law; 2001-2002 law clerk at the County Court in Rijeka (pro bono); 2001 -2014 Research Assistant, Chair of Civil Law, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law

Education: 2013 Ph.D. University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law, doctoral thesis „Contract of Inheritance“ During the doctoral studies she spent a research period of two months at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Law in Hamburg, Germany, as their scholar.; 2001 J.D. University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law

Scientific projects:2002 – 2006 research assistant, “Transformation of Social Ownership on the Immovable“, no. 0115010, funded by CMSES, guided by prof. Petar Simonetti; 2004 – 2005 associate on the professional project of Primorsko- Goranska County and University of Rijeka “Maritime Domain Limits in the Primorsko-Goranska County whit Special Emphasis on Property Relations”, guided by prof. Dorotea Ćorić; 2007 – 2013 research assistant, „Social Security and Competition – European Requirements and National Solutions“, no. 115-1151212-2637, funded by CMSES, guided by prof. Nada Bodiroga Vukobrat

Teaching activities: Undergraduate level - Professional study: University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law, subjects: Civil Law, Land Registry Law and Maritime Administrative Law. Graduate level: University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law, subjects: Civil Law I and II, Land Registry Law, Maritime and Transport Law

Professional and scientific activities: Author of several peer-reviewed scientific articles and professional papers in the field of civil law and maritime law. Actively participated with her presentations in various national and international conferences. Member of the Expert Committee for drafting of the Law on Maritime Domain and Seaports in 2005.

Professional association membership: Croatian Maritime Law Association (2004); Croatian Comparative Law Association (2008)


Asst. prof. Nikola Mandić, Ph. D.

COLLABORATOR
Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split
BIOGRAPHY

Professional positions held: Since 2008 employed at the Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split as an academic assistant; in 2012 appointed to the title Lecturer in the scientific area of social sciences, field of law; in 2015 appointed to the title of research associate and postdoctoral senior academic assistant.

Education: In 2007 graduated in Maritime Management at the Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split, (thesis: “The Influence of Split Port Management on Cruiser Vessel Traffic”). Completed a post-graduate course in Maritime Law and Law of the Sea at the Faculty of Law, University of Split, in 2010 and received a Master of science degree (thesis: Contract of Maritime Agency). In 2015 obtained Ph. D. degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Mostar – doctoral thesis “Liability of the carrier in the carriage of goods by sea with special reference to the Rotterdam Rules 2009”.

Scientific projects: 2008 - 2010 junior researcher on the scientific project of the Faculty of Maritime Sciences, University of Split titled “Maritime Passenger Shipping as a Factor of Sustainable Development/Morsko putničko brodarstvo u funkciji održivog razvitka”, no. 250-0000000-1452, financed by CMSES; the project was active 2007 - 2011; area of research: social sciences, economy.

Teaching activities: Graduate level: University Department of Marine Studies, University of Split, the course on Maritime and Fishing Public Law; Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split, lectures on the subjects of Maritime Law, Maritime Property Law, Maritime Law and Average, Maritime Agency and Forwarding and Maritime Law Contracts.

Mentorship: Mentor in over 20 undergraduate and graduate theses, Faculty of Maritime Studies, University of Split.

Professional and scientific activities: Participated with papers/presentations/peer-reviews in more than 20 national and international scientific conferences on maritime law and maritime traffic and published 22 scientific papers on maritime law (legal aspects of navigational safety, maritime contracts, averages, marine environmental protection law, etc.).

Professional associations membership: A member of the Croatian Maritime Law Association, Economy Jurist Association (Split) and Croatian Association for Insurance Law (Zagreb).

Foreign languages: Fluent in English; passive knowledge of Italian and German.


Marija Pijaca, Ph. D.

COLLABORATOR (as of 1st March 2017)
University in Zadar, Maritime Department
BIOGRAPHY

Professional positions held: Since 2009 employed at the Maritime Department of the University in Zadar, currently as a postdoctoral researcher. From 2001 unitil 2009 employed by State Archives in Zadar as an State Archives Secretary (2007-2009); British-Croatian Chamber of Commerce in London, UK, as an Administrator (2004-2006); Borik d.d. Zadar as an Secretary of Administration for Legal Affairs (2003-2004) and Punta Skala d.d. Zadar as an Secretary of Administration for Legal Affairs (2001-2003).

Education: In 2016 obtained Ph. D. degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Rijeka – doctoral thesis „Bareboat Charter Contract“. Completed a post-graduate course in Maritime Law and Law of the Sea at the Faculty of Law, University of Split, in 2011 and received a Master of science degree whit thesis „Contract on Towing at Sea“. In 2000 graduated at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb.

Scientific projects: 2008 - 2010 junior researcher on the scientific project of the Faculty of Maritime Sciences, University of Split titled “Maritime Passenger Shipping as a Factor of Sustainable Development/Morsko putničko brodarstvo u funkciji održivog razvitka”, no. 250-0000000-1452, financed by CMSES; the project was active 2007 - 2011; area of research: social sciences, economy.

Teaching activities: 1) Undergraduate level: a) Nautical Studies and Maritime Transport Technology, Maritime Department, University of Zadar, subjects: Law of the Sea, Maritime Public Law, Maritime Administrative Law, Transport Insurance, b) Marine Engineering and Maritime Transport Technology, Maritime Department, University of Zadar, subjects: Maritime Law, Transport Insurance; 2) Special Education Program for Seafarers for the Highest Vocations in Shipping: a) Nautical Course, subjects: Maritime law, b) Marine Engineering, subjects: Maritime Law and General Average.

Mentorship: Mentor and co-mentor in over 20 undergraduate theses at the Maritime Department of the University of Zadar.

Professional and scientific activities: Participated with papers and presentations in national and international scientific conferences on maritime law and transpot law, author and co-author of few scientific papers on maritime law and one scientific monograph.

Professional associations membership: A member of the Croatian Maritime Law Association.

Foreign languages: English and Italian.


Asst. prof. Josip Pavliček, Ph. D.

COLLABORATOR (as of 1st August 2017)
Police College, Ministry of the Interior
BIOGRAPHY

Professional positions held:
04/2011.–present, College Professor, Police College, Ministry of the Interior
04/2010.–04/2011. Head of Prevention Department in General Police Directors Office, Ministry of the Interior
01/2008.–04/2010. lecturer, Police College, Ministry of the Interior
10/1995.–01/2008. Zagreb Police Department, Ministry of the Interior, head of the police station, criminal investigator and group leader for criminal investigation in Department for homicides, sexual offenses and offenses against public safety, criminal investigator for property crime and violent crime in police station.

Education:
2011. Received PhD degree in field of criminal law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (Dissertation: Investigator in criminal procedure).
2009. Completed postgraduate study in field of criminal law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb.
2002. Completed postgraduate study in field of violent crime, MA in field of Criminalistics, Police College Zagreb.
1997. Graduated at the Police College Zagreb.

Numerous professional specializations in field of criminal investigation and crime prevention.

Scientific projects:
Researcher on the scientific project „New Security Threats & Critical National Infrastructure“ (204-0000000-3241) funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports.

Teaching activities: 
2015.-present, University of Rijeka, Postgraduate Specialist Study Programme of the Criminal Investigation, course: Crime Scene Investigation 2010.–present, Faculty of Law in Zagreb, graduate level, course: Criminalistics, post-graduate level and doctoral studies, courses: Criminalistics II 2009.–present, Faculty of Medicine, University of Zagreb, graduate level, course: Forensic medicine, subject: Crime Scene Investigation
2008.-present, Police College Zagreb, under-graduate level, courses: Methods of criminal investigation, Investigative interview, graduate level, course: Methods of criminal investigation of violent and sexual crime.

Mentorship:
Mentor in over 40 undergraduate and graduate theses, Police College Zagreb.

Professional and scientific activities:
Author and co-author in over 25 peer – reviewed scientific articles and professional papers, author of three books, active participation in over 10 international and national conferences.

Professional associations membership:
International Criminalistic Association (ICA)

Foreign languages: English and German

Editorial board memberships:
Member of international editorial board of the professional and scientific publication „Criminalistic Theory and Practice“.

Organization of conferences:
Member of programme committee of the International scientific and professional conferences „The Police College Research Days in Zagreb“.
Member of programme committee of the ICA International scientific and professional conferences.