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Vanja-Ivan Savić – Associate Professor, Department for Legal Theory, University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law

Dr. Vanja-Ivan Savić earned a first law degree (cum laude), a master’s degree in Science in Law, and a PhD in Legal Theory and Corporate Criminal Law from the University of Zagreb. In 2005 he was British Chevening Scholar at The University of Edinburgh, where he clerked for Rt. Hon. John Robert Reed, now judge of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom, and in 2010 he was an International Fellow at DePaul University’s International Human Rights Law Institute. Most recently he served as Distinguished Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide’s Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion, a visiting scholar at the Buffett Center at Northwestern University, and a guest professor at DePaul University. Dr. Savić was also visiting researcher and lecturer at the University of Vienna, and serves as an associate professor at the University of Zagreb, where he works as in the Legal Theory Department of the Faculty of Law. His area of expertise includes legal theory, theory of law and state, law and religion, corporate criminal law, and human rights. He has published articles in Croatian, English, and Vietnamese including a textbook on criminal liability of juristic persons, and co-created an academic blog. In 2016 he was a Croatian representative for the European Consortium for Church and State Research, and a consultant for OSCE’s platform for making Guidelines for FoRB practices in OSCE member states. Dr. Savić has conducted workshops on combatting human trafficking in Vietnam and in Croatia, and has been a participant and speaker at various conferences and workshops including the “Religion and The Rule of Law” training program in Myanmar 2017.