• International Law
  • Law of the Sea
  • Maritime delimitation
  • Marine environment and resources
  • Maritime transport and marine pollution issues
  • Antarctic law and policy
  • Adriatic Sea issues

Academic background

  • Full Professor competence.
  • Doctor of Law, University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, 1995.
  • Master of Law, University of Split - Specialistic master study on "The Law of the Sea", 1987.
  • Diploma in Law (cand. juris), Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb, 1983.

Professional experience

  • Over 30 years of professional experience in International Law.
  • Over 20 years of experience in leadership of international projects.

Key postions held at scholarly institutions

  • Director, Law of the Sea and Marine Affairs Programme, FNI (2003-present).
  • Senior Research Fellow at FNI (1995-2008).
  • Co-director, "Law of the Sea" Course, Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik, Croatia (1997-2002).
  • Director, Polar Programme, FNI (1995-2000 and 2002).
  • Research Fellow, FNI (1992-1995).
  • Member of the Department of International Law, Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb, Croatia (1984-1992).

Other selected professional experience

  • Chair of the ILA International Committee on 'International Law and Sea-Level Rise', (2012-present)
  • Member of the ILA International Committee on 'Baselines under the International Law of the Sea', Norwegian branch representative (2012-present).
  • Member of the Anthropocene Working Group of the International Commission on Stratigraphy (2009-present).
  • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Law of the Sea Institute at the University of California, Berkeley, USA (2004-present).
  • Editor-in-Chief, Anthropocene - book series (Skolska knjiga)
  • Editor-in-Chief, Brill Research Perspectives in the Law of the Sea (Brill)
  • Member of the Editorial Board of: The International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law, (Brill), The Anthropocene Review (SAGE), Climate Law (Brill).
  • Co-chair of the IUCN/CEL Group of legal experts on the Mediterranean Sea (2006-2010).
  • Member/adviser of Norwegian delegations to international conferences and organisations, including: the Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meetings (1992-2002); the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources (2001-2002); the FAO Committee on Fisheries (2003); the International Maritime Organization (2004-2006).
  • External expert/consultant to international organisations, including: OECD (on IUU fishing), UNEP (on polar environmental policy).
  • Visiting researcher at the T.M.C. Asser Institute for Private and Public International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands (1990-1991).


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