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Zoran PAŽIN

Date of birth: 29 August  1966

 

Legal education

  • University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law
  • Certificate of passing the Bar Exam
  • Certificate of passing the Attorney-at-Law Exam
  • Mediator License

 

Previous positions

  • Deputy Prime Minister for Political System, Internal and Foreign Policy and Minister of Justice of the Government of Montenegro, 2016-2020
  • Minister of Justice of the Government of Montenegro, 2015-2016
  • Representative of Montenegro before European Court for Human Rights, 2009-2015
  • President of the Basic Court in Podgorica, 2004-2009
  • Deputy President of the Basic Court in Podgorica, 2002-2003
  • President of the Civil Department in Basic Court in Podgorica, 2000-2009
  • Trainee and Legal adviser at the Basic Court in Danilovgrad and Basic Court in Pljevlja, 1997-2000

 

Other functions

  • President of the Council on encouraging  and improving the application of alternative dispute resolution - Government of Montenegro, 2018-2020
  • President of the Commission for Drafting of the Civil Code - Government of Montenegro, 2018-2020
  • Coordinator of the work of the Ministry of European Affairs, 2018
  • Coordinator of the work of the Ministry of Culture, 2017
  • Member of the Council for Tourism - Government of Montenegro, 2017-2020
  • Member of the Council for NATO - Government of Montenegro, 2017-2020
  • Member  of the Council for the Implementation of the Strategy for the Execution of Criminal Sanctions - Government of Montenegro, 2017-2020
  • Member of the Emergency Management Coordination Team - Government of Montenegro, 2017-2020
  • President of the Public Administration Reform Council - Government of Montenegro, 2017-2020
  • Member of the Privatization and Capital Projects Council - Government of Montenegro, 2017-2020
  • President of the Bar Exam Commission, 2017-2020
  • Member of the Council for Competitiveness - Government of Montenegro, 2017-2020
  • President of the Rule of Law Council - Government of Montenegro, 2016-2020
  • President of the Commission for Political System, Internal and Foreign Policy - Government of Montenegro, 2016-2020
  • Member of the National Investment Commission - Government of Montenegro, 2016-2020
  • Member of the College for EU Accession Negotiations - Government of Montenegro, 2016-2020
  • Member of the National Security Council, 2015-2020
  • Member of the Judicial Council, 2015-2020
  • Member of the State Council for the Prevention of Drug Abuse, 2015-2020
  • Member of the Council for Monitoring the Implementation of the Judicial Reform Strategy, 2015-2020
  • Member of the Council of Europe Monitoring Committee on Human Rights (CDDH), representing Montenegro, 2011-2015
  • Substitute member of the European Commission for Democracy through the Law of the Council of Europe - Venice Commission, since 2010
  • Vice President of the Association of Lawyers of Montenegro, 2008-2012
  • Mediator, since 2005
  • Secretary of the Associtation of Judges of Montenegro, 2003-2004
  • Member of the Governing board of the Association of Judges of Montenegro, 2001-2003

 

Publications

Author:

  • The individual’s right to liberty and security and European convention detention law, 2013
  • Civil law aspect of protection of personal rights and freedom of the media, 2014
  • “The Principle of Publicity as an Attribute of Justice”, 2005, in “21 Stories of Democracy”, Podgorica: Center for Civic Education, pp.63-72
  • “Law on Weapons of the Republic of Montenegro: Compliance with European Regulations”, 2009, Belgrade: SEESAC
  • “Financial Investigation in the Context of the Fight against Organized Crime”, 2010, in: Pravni zbornik, Journal of Legal Theory and Practice, Podgorica: Association of Lawyers of Montenegro. 1-2/2010, p. 87-116
  • “Contribution for thinking about a more rational and efficient judiciary”, 2003, Podgorica> Judicial Training Center of the Republic of Montenegro

 

Editor:

  • “Selected Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights I“, 2009, Government of Montenegro
  • “Selected Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights II“, 2011, Government of Montenegro
  • “Selected Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights III“, 2012, Familiy Law-Child Rights
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