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Olivera Simic

Associate Professor
Griffith Law School
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N61 0.11, Nathan Campus

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Olivera holds LLB from Nis University’s Law School (Serbia), LLM from Essex University (UK), MA from UN University for Peace (Costa Rica) and a PhD from Melbourne Law School. Since 2007, Olivera has also been Visiting Lecturer at the Centre for Interdisciplinary and Postgraduate Studies, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Since 2012, Olivera has also been appointed Visiting Professor at the UN University for Peace (Costa Rica) Online Programme. Prior to undertaking her PhD, Olivera worked with a number of international organizations such as UNICEF and OSCE as a legal consultant with a particular expertise in trafficking in human beings. At present, Olivera is Series Editor of the Transitional Justice Book Series for Springer SBM, which was launched in 2011. There are five books in print or in progress for the series, covering topics such as the role of civil society groups and social movements, the role of art, theater and media and other grass-roots transitional justice mechanisms and initiatives, redress and reparation movements, transitional justice in the Balkans, rhetorical analysis of  the Greensboro Truth and Reconciliation Commission, and Justice and Economic Violence in Transition. Olivera’s research engages with international law, gender, crime and transitional justice from an interdisciplinary perspective. Olivera’s work has been published in both Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian and English.


  • Member
    Law Futures Centre2011


  • Doctor Of Philosophy
    University of Melbourne