Ivana Radačić is research associate at Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences in Zagreb, working in the area of human rights and feminism. She is also a visitng lecturer at the University of Zagreb, the University of Osijek and the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation, and was a visiting lecturer at University College London, and UN University for Peace, Costa Rica. In addition, she teaches at the Centre for Peace Studies, Zagreb, Centre for Women’s Studies, Zagreb and Women’s Human Rights Training Institute, Sofia and collaborates with a number of NGOs on human rights education and strategic litigation. She has published widely in the area of feminism and human rights.
Ivana is currently on a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her researh project explores how the Croatian judiciary conceptualises women’s sexual freedom, gender equality and women’s human rights in the context of rape trials. She was also a visiting scholar at the University of Kent, UK.
Ivana was awarded Frederick Bonnart Braunthal scholarship for her PhD at UCL from 2004-2007. Her thesis entitled ‘(En)gendering Jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights’ analysed, from a feminist perspective, the Court’s jurisprudence on women’s rights. Ivana also holds an LLM from the University of Michigan, a MPhil in criminological research from the University of Cambridge, and an holds LLB from the University of Zagreb.
Her previous experiences include working as a lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights and internships at Interights, London, Human Rights Watch, New York and the UN International Law Commission, Geneva.