Advisory Board

Goran Svilanovic

Goran Svilanovic

GORAN SVILANOVIC was born in 1963, Gnjilane, (Serbia) SFR Yugoslavia,


  • 2008 –                         Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental

Activities, OSCE Secretariat, Vienna

  • 2008 –                         Union University, Law School
  • 2007 – 2008                Belgrade center for Human Rights
  • 2000 – 2007                Member of Parliament of Serbia
  • 2000 – 2004                Minister of Foreign Affaires, Government of Yugoslavia/

Serbia and Montenegro

  • 1998 – 2000                Mikijelj-Jankovic, lawyer’s office
  • 1989 – 1998                Teaching Assistant, University of Belgrade, Law School, Belgrade

Key professional achievements

  • 2008 –             Coordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities
  • 2007 – 2008    Consultant for South East Europe, UNECE, Geneva
  • 2004 – 2007    Chair, Working Table on Human Rights and Democracy (WT I), Stability Pact for South East Europe;
  • 2002-2004       President, National Council for Cooperation with The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY);
  • 2000-2003                   Member of the Upper Chamber of the Federal Parliament of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia;
  • 2004 – 2006                Member of the Parliament of Serbia;
  • 2000-2004                   Minister of Foreign Affairs of Yugoslavia/Serbia and Montenegro
  • 1999-2004                   President, Civic Alliance of Serbia, political party


  • 2008 –                         Council for European Integration, Government of Serbia
  • 2007 –                         Council for Foreign Relationship, MFA Serbia
  • 2006                            Traveling Ambassador for the follow up of the Zagreb declaration, on behalf of the Council of Europe and the Stability Pact for SEE
  • 2006-                           Member Advisory Board, Center for European Perspective, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • 2006 - 2008                 Member Advisory Board, Office for the EU integration, Government of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 2005-2006                   Senior Review Group (formed to propose reform of the Stability Pact for SEE)
  • 2004-2006                   Member of The International Commission on the Balkans (so called Amato Commission)
  • 1995-1999                   President of the Council for Human Rights of the Center for Anti-War Action, Belgrade, national affiliation of the Federation Internationale des Ligues des Droits de l’Homme, Paris, (F.I.D.H.)
  • 1993-1996                   Founder and the coordinator of the legal service “SOS Hotline for the victims of ethnic, religious, national, political and labor discrimination”, conducted by the Center for Anti-War Action, Belgrade
  • 1989-1991                   Associate, Yugoslav Forum for Human Rights (Chaired by Prof. Vojin Dimitrijevic)
  • 2004-                           Member of the Board, Belgrade Fund for Political Excellence
  • 1995-1999                   Member of the Board, Center for Antiwar Action, Belgrade


  • 2005                            UNESCO Protection and Preservation of Cultural Heritage in Kosovo - International Donors Conference, Paris, France
  • 2004                            UNECE Regional Preparatory Meeting for Beijing + 10, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 2002/2003                   United Nations Commission of Human Rights
  • 2002                            The World Summit on Sustainable Development, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2001                            World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related Intolerance, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2005                            6th Global Forum on Good Governance, Seoul, Korea
  • 2002                            Communities for Democracy, Seoul, Korea


  • 2008                            PhD with the Thesis: “Substantial Legal Effects of the Civil Court

Decisions”, Union University, Law School, Belgrade

  • 1994                            European Peace University, Staadtschlaining, Austria
  • 1993                            Masters degree with the thesis ”The Reasons for the Repetition of the Civil Litigation Procedure”, Law School, University of Belgrade
  • 1991                            Europa Institute, University of Saarland, Germany
  • 1989                            Institute for Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
  • 1987                            Graduated from Law School, University of Belgrade


  • Roma in Serbia, editor and co-author, 1997, Center for Anti-War Action
  • Proposal for the Repetition of the Litigation Procedure, (Wiederaufnahmegruende in Zivillprozess) University of Belgrade, Law School, 1996
  • The problem of Citizenship in Yugoslavia,  co-author, Project sponsored by UNHCR, Belgrade, 1995
  • Split up of former Yugoslavia, Legal consequences, and co-author (chapter on international legal aid between newly established states on the territory of former Yugoslavia, and chapter on Hereditary Law consequences after the split up of the country), University of Belgrade, Law School, 1995


  • Evidences obtained through violation of Personal Rights, Pravni zivot (Legal Life Magazine), Belgrade, 1995
  • Transitional Litigation and the Evolution of the Law of Evidence, National report at the VII Congress of Procedural Law, Taormina, Italy, September 1995
  • Action to omit further release and temporary measures in the case of violation of Personal Rights in the media, Pravni zivot (Legal Life Magazine), Belgrade, 1994
  • The role of the Federal Court and the Federal Constitutional Court in the civil protection of Human Rights, University of Belgrade, Law School, 1993
  • Possible extension of Declaratory Relief in Yugoslav Civil Procedure, Pravni zivot (Legal Life Magazine), 1989
  • Incorrect Court Decisions in Yugoslavia and the Damage (The Case of the German Law), Pravni zivot (Legal Life Magazine), Be
  • lgrade, 1991
  • Articles on the Human Rights situation in Serbia published in the Belgrade alternative monthly “Republika” and in the bulletin “Voice” edited by the Center for Antiwar Action


  • Right to take part in the conduct of public affairs, Article 25 ICCPR and Article 3, Protocol 1. with the ECHR
  • Right to a fair trial, Article 6 ECHR
  • Minority Rights in South East Europe, Central European University, Budapest
  • Legal position of Refugees in Yugoslavia;
  • Competencies of the State Bodies of Yugoslavia concerning the protection of refugee children without parents care;
  • Citizenship problem in Yugoslavia;
  • Separate international agreements on the refugee problems.
  • Regular lectures in Human Rights education seminars organized by The Belgrade Center for Human Rights, Helsinki Committee for Human Rights in Serbia, Save the Children Fund, Belgrade, UNHCR office Belgrade

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