Judge Dr. Tijana Šurlan

14. Feb 2024.

Judge Dr. Tijana Šurlan
Judge Dr. Tijana Šurlan

Dr. Tijana Šurlan, née Popović, was born in Belgrade in 1972. She graduated from the Fifth Belgrade Grammar School. She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Belgrade University with a 9.17 GPA. She received her master degree and doctoral degree from the Faculty of Law Belgrade University, graduating summa cum laude.

After graduation, she worked at Nedić law firm, and later at the Police Academy, from 1997, as an assistant professor in International Public Law and International Relations. She was appointed as docent at the Academy of Criminalistics and Police Studies (CPA) in 2010, for International Public Law, and became an associate professor in 2015. In addition to her main subject, she also lectured on Human Rights and International Human Rights.

In the field of human rights, she attended expert trainings organized by a number of international organizations - Organization for European Security and Cooperation, Council of Europe, United Nations and International Committee of the Red Cross. During 2003-2004 she was involved in the Police and Human Rights project organized by the Council of Europe.

She lectures as an expert at the Koča Popović  Diplomatic Academy, a department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. She gave lectures as well at the Forum for Diplomacy and International Affairs of the Faculty of Law of Belgrade University and at the Regional Academy of the United Nations. She took part in lectures organised at the CPA in collaboration with the International Criminal Investigative Training Assistance Program, with the US Department of Justice (ICITAP). She presented lectures as a visiting lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Crime and Public Administration of Lausanne University in February and May 2016.

She was Vice Dean of the CPA, in charge of Postgraduate Studies and International Cooperation during the period May 2015 - December 2016. She is/was member of the editorial boards of several journals and collections. She  took part in a number of international and national conferences. She has published a number of books and articles, including International Public Law, which she co-authored with Prof. Dr. Milenko Kreća.

She served as legal advisor to the Republic Public Prosecutor for War Crimes in the case of the Gnjilane group in 2012-2013. She was elected as a member in 2013, and then in 2014 as the President of the Management Board of the Agency for Restitution. She participated as a member of a working group in drafting the Law on Removing the Consequences of Deprivation of Property of holocaust victims without living legal heirs.

She is a member of the Serbian International Law Association, the Serbian branch of the International Law Association (ILA), as well as the European Society for International Law (ESIL).

She speaks, reads and writes in English and Russian and can read French.

She was appointed a Constitutional Court Judge in December 2016. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Bulletin of the Constitutional Court.

She is involved in the work of the National Association of Women Judges (USA).

She was elected a member of the UN Human Rights Committee in June 2022.