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Nataša Jović

Assistant Secretary General of the Administrative and Technical Service of the Protector of Citizens - Department for Handling Complaints

She was born in 1968 in Belgrade. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, passed the bar exam and completed master academic studies, second degree academic studies, the Study Programme Rights of the Child.

She is the holder of the Certificate on acquisition of specific knowledge for handling children and minors in judicial and other proceedings awarded by the Judicial Training Center. She completed a large number of international and local training courses and seminars in the field of children's rights, rights of persons with developmental disabilities, persons with disabilities, as well as in the field of conflict resolution, handling difficult clients and sexually abused children.

She started her career as a Legal Affairs Officer in the Ministry of Finance, in 1997, then she moved on to became Property and Legal Affairs Officer, which position involved the preparation of drafts and proposals of primary and secondary legislation and passing of individual decisions relating to the trade in immovable property in the Republic of Serbia. In 1999 served as a Senior Technical Associate in the Republican Directorate for Property; and from 2001 to 2008 she was employed with a Law Office.

In 2008 took the position of an Independent Advisor with the Protector of Citizens, and moved on to the position of the Head of Division for Children’s Rights in 2009. She has served as the Assistant Secretary General of the Administrative and Technical Service of the Protector of Citizens since 2014.

Olja Jovičić

Assistant Secretary General of the Administrative and Technical Service of the Protector of Citizens  - Department for the Promotion of Human and Minority Freedoms and Rights

She was born in 1969 in Jajce. She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade and passed the bar exam.

From 1994 to 1997 she was an intern in a law office; from 1997 to 2002 she was a lawyer. From 2002 to 2010 she served as the Deputy Public Attorney; from 2009 to 2012 she was a member of the Bar Examining Committee for administrative law in the Ministry of Justice; from 2010 to 2013 she served as the Public Attorney. In the same period she was a member of the legal team representing the Republic of Serbia before the International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes based in Washington, as well as before the International Chamber of Commerce based in Paris. In addition, she was a member of the Commission of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for resolving disputes involving companies from Israel and Lithuania.

She was a member of the working groups for the preparation of a number of draft laws, such as the Civil Procedure Act, General Administrative Procedure Act, Restitution of Property and Compensation Act, Public Property Act, and Public Attorney's Office Act.

She is the author of several papers published in professional journals relating to investment disputes, rules on international arbitration, the role and position of Republic of Serbia in administrative disputes, and the Public Attorney’s Office.

She is the founder of the NGO "Counseling Center against Family Violence," the first safe house in Belgrade, and a member of the Victimology Society of Serbia.

Slobodan Macura

Assistant Secretary General of the Administrative and Technical Service of the Protector of Citizens - General Affairs Department

He was born in 1962 in Belgrade. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade in 1990.

In the period 1991 – 1993 he started his career as an intern in a law office; from 1993 to 1996 he was registered in the Directory of Lawyers of the Bar Association of Belgrade. From 1996 to 2001 he was employed as a Federal Administrative Inspector at the Federal Ministry of Justice. From 2001 to 2002 he served as Assistant Secretary General at the Federal Government, General Affairs Department. From 2002 to 2005 he served as Assistant Minister of Culture and the Media of the Republic of Serbia – Material and Financial Affairs and Investments Department; from 2005 to 2007 he served as the Secretary of the Public Service, national cultural institution, Belgrade Philharmonic.