Slobodan Tomić, Deputy Protector of Citizens
He is a Bachelor of Law. He finished XIII Belgrade High School in 1978, and he graduated from the Faculty of Law of Belgrade University in 1983. He passed his Bar Exam three years later. Since 1987, he has been a lawyer in the Law Firm in Belgrade, where he represented legal and natural persons in court proceedings and offered legal advising. He obtained the Certificate from the Judicial Training Center in 2006. From 2014 to 2018 he was a judge at the second-instance of the Disciplinary Court of the Belgrade Bar Association.
He participated at numerous seminars on child rights, juvenile delinquency and treating juvenile criminal offenders.
He speaks Russian.
At the session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia of 13 December 2019 he was elected Deputy Protector of Citizens of the Republic of Serbia.
Nataša Tanjević, PhD, Deputy Protector of Citizens
She was born on 12 May 1976 in Belgrade, where she finished elementary school and the IX Belgrade Grammar School. After graduating from high school, she enrolled at the Faculty of Law, University of Belgrade (judicial department). She graduated from this Faculty in 1999, and after that she attended postgraduate studies (criminal law department). She defended her Master thesis “Forms and ways to combat corruption“ in March 2004, and she defended doctoral dissertation entitled “Forms of economic crime in times of economic transition“ at the Faculty of Law of the Union University of Belgrade in Belgrade on April 1, 2009 and obtained the title of Doctor of Laws.
After completing her undergraduate studies, she started working at the Federal Ministry of Justice, where until 2003 she worked as an expert associate in the Justice Department. In the period from 2004 to 2014, she was employed by numerous higher education institutions where she was appointed as an assistant professor, docent and an associate professor.
Since 2011, she has been the member of the Victimology Society of Serbia and member of the Criminology Section of the Serbian Association for Criminal Law Theory and Practice. She was appointed President of the Assembly of Srpska Bank j.s.c. Belgrade, she was a member of the Apex Loan Management Board for SMEs and a member of the Sectoral Working Group on public administration reform (programming and monitoring of EU funds and development assistance). She was the secretary of the Working Group for drafting the Draft Law on Amendments to the Economic Offenses Act, as well as the Draft Law on Misdemeanors Violating Federal Regulations. She was involved in the realization of the project of the Victimology Society of Serbia and the United Nations Agency for gender equality and empowerment of women entitled Mapping the Scope and Characteristics of Gender Based
Discrimination in the Labor Market and the Society's Response to it. She is a reviewer in many scientific journals. She attended numerous seminars and specialized trainings in different fields (human rights, public administration reform, human resources management, fighting corruption, etc.)
She is the author of four monographs: View through the prison bars, Economic crime in times of economic transition, Public procurement forensics - The problem of corruption in public procurements, Forms and ways of combating corruption. She is the author of around 60 scientific and professional papers about human rights protection and the problems of corruption and economic crime. She presented her works on more than 20 national and international scientific gatherings and conferences.
At the Eighth Session of the Second Regular Session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia, on 13 December 2019, she was elected Deputy Protector of Citizens.
Jelena Stojanović, Deputy Protector of Citizens
She graduated from the Faculty of Law of Belgrade University in 2007. She passed her Bar Exam in 2010. In 2018, she enrolled at PhD Studies at the Faculty of Law – specialized scientific field for international law.
From 2007 to 2009 she worked as an intern in the District Court in Belgrade where she participated in the work of first-instance and second-instance judicial councils and participated in drafting court decisions.
From 2010 to 2011 she worked as the lawyer in a business entity, where she was in charge for initiating and conducting court proceedings for the recovery of the receivables and making contracts and status acts significant for the work of the legal entity.
From 2011, she has worked as the lawyer in the Law Firm, where, inter alia, she was in charge of advising and representing whistleblowers in court proceedings. She participated in the work of the working group which created a Draft Law on the protection of the Whistleblowers.
She has participated in multiple international and national conferences with the topic of the work of the courts and human rights protection. She has been a lecturer and trainer of multiple trainings designed for judges, public prosecutors and deputy public prosecutors, lawyers, civil society and local self-government units representatives related to the implementation of the Law on the protection of Whistleblowers, freedom of expression and importance of whistleblowers’ protection.
She has authored and coauthored several professional papers and publications. She is the coauthor of the analysis “Internal Whistleblowing-analysis of the Rulebook and Practice”, “Eutropia” Association and Open Society Foundation (2017). She has authored and coauthored research texts related to whistleblowing, published on the portal “Pištaljka”. She is the coauthor of the publication “The Implementation of the Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers 2015-2018” within the project “Monitoring the judicial practice related to the Law on the Protection of Whistleblowers” organized by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
She completed several expert seminars and courses in the field of property rights protection, freedom of expression and media freedoms, asylum and migrations, corruption, whistleblowing. She is accredited with the National Academy of Public Administration as the lecturer of the professional development programs in the public administration.
She was elected the Deputy Protector of Citizens of the Republic of Serbia on the session of the National Assembly of the Republic of Serbia from 13 December 2019.