Dr. Ajla Skrbic
Associate Professor in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Ajla Škrbić is an Associate Professor of Public and International law from Bosnia and Herzegovina. She joined the Department of Law at the Freie Universität Berlin as a Georg Forster Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) in 2021. In recognition of her scientific achievements, she received the Danubius Young Scientist Award 2017 for BiH and the United Nations International Law Fellowship Programme in 2017.
Ajla Škrbić has 13 years of experience teaching public and international law courses at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. She has experience working in civil society as well. She is a researcher at the citizens’ association “Zašto ne”, which is one of the most prominent Bosnian NGOs that promotes civic activism, government accountability, and the use of technology and digital media in deepening democracy in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In addition, Škrbić is a certified lecturer for the Civil Service Agency of BiH for international law, an official educator of judges and prosecutors in the Federation of BiH, and an expert representative of the academic community at the Agency for Development of Higher Education and Quality Assurance in BiH. She is also a reviewer of the National Entity for Accreditation and Quality Assurance in Higher Education of Republic of Serbia, as well as Project Peer Reviewer of the Science Fund of the Republic of Serbia.
Škrbić has published more than 30 articles and 3 monographs (two as an author and one as an editor). She researches and publishes mostly on the transformation of post-Yugoslav states in the aftermath of the wars in the 1990s and current challenges these states face in the context of international law and EU integration.
Selection of publications:
Nikome se ne ponovilo: Genocid u Srebrenici i borba protiv zaborava / Never again, to anyone: Genocide in Srebrenica and fight against oblivion, Collective volume (Editor), Printed in both BCS and English, Youth Initiative for Human Rights Serbia, forumZFD Serbia and Independent Journalists’ Association of Vojvodina, Serbia, 2021
Cijena protesta: Prakse nadležnih institucija u oblasti slobode okupljanja u BiH/ The Price of Protests: Freedom of Assembly: Practices of the Competent Institutions in BiH, Printed in both BCS and English, Human Rights Edition, Sarajevo Open Centre, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2020
Imunitet države od suđenja i izvršenja [Immunity of the state from judicial proceedings and enforcement], University Press Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2018
The role of parliaments in creating and enforcing foreign relations law: A case study of Bosnia and Herzegovina, In “Encounters between Foreign Relations Law and Public International Law: Bridges and Boundaries“ (Eds. Helmut Aust and Thomas Kleinlein), Cambridge University Press, 2021
Armed conflict, In Law & Development Encyclopedia (Eds. Koen De Feyter, Gamze Erdem Türkelli and Stéphanie de Moerloose), Edward Elgar Publishing, 2021
Immunity of Heads of State under Constitutional Law, In Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law, Oxford University Press, 2020
Pravo glasa i mogućnost participacije u političkom i javnom životu punoljetnih osoba pod starateljstvom u međunarodnim dokumentima i zakonodavstvu Bosne i Hercegovine [The right to vote and the possibility of participation in political and public life of adults under guardianship in international human rights treaties and legislation of Bosnia and Herzegovina] (co-author), Annals of the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, Serbia, Vol. 68, Year LXVIII, 3/2020, pp. 53-79
Sloboda vjere u javnom prostoru [Freedom of religion in public space], Nova pravna revija – časopis za domaće, njemačko i evropsko pravo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, No. 2018/2019, pp. 29-35
Značaj međunarodnih sudova u promociji ljudskih prava: Ahmet Kamenica i drugi protiv Srbije i Rabija Fejzić i drugi protiv Srbije pred Evropskim sudom za ljudska prava [Importance of international courts in promoting human rights: Ahmet Kamenica and Others v. Serbia and Rabija Fejzić and Others v. Serbia before the European Court of Human Rights], Proceedings of the University of Travnik Faculty of Law, Year III, No. 5 (2018), Bosnia and Herzegovina, pp. 126-141
The sovereignty of the Member States of international organizations with special focus on European Union (co-author), EU and Comparative Law Issues and Challenges, Jean Monnet International Scientific Conference “Procedural aspects of EU law“, University Josip Juraj Strossmayer in Osijek Faculty of Law, Croatia, 2017, pp. 309-320
Kako na pravi način obilježiti Srebrenicu? [How to properly commemorate Srebrenica?], Book of proceedings, International scientific conference “Srebrenica 1995-2015: Evaluation of heritage and long-term consequences of genocide“, Institute for Research of Crimes Against Humanity and International Law, Sarajevo – Tuzla – Potočari, Book II, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016, pp. 439-455
Protection of specific categories of persons in international and non-international armed conflicts, Book of proceedings, International conference “Contemporary Security Paradigms and Challenges: Theory and Practice“, University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Faculty of Philosophy – Skopje, Institute of Security, Defense and Peace, Macedonia, Security Dialogues, ISSN 1857-7172, Vol. 6, No. 2, 2015, pp. 109-123
Tranziciona pravda kao uslov pristupu Evropskoj uniji [Transitional justice as a condition for the accession to the European Union],Book of proceedings, International scientific conference “Harmonization of legislation with acquis”, International Burch University and Directorate for European Integration, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2015, pp. 209-219
Sadržaj i značaj Dopunskog protokola uz Ženevske konvencije o zaštiti žrtava međunarodnih oružanih sukoba [The content and importance of Protocol additional to the Geneva Conventions relating to the protection of victims of international armed conflicts],Actualities, Banja Luka College, number 30, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2015, pp. 28-45
Neki aspekti presude Maktouf i Damjanović protiv BiH [Some aspects of the judgment in the case of Maktouf and Damjanović v. BiH], Journal in the Field of Law Pravne teme (Legal Issues), No. 3, Year 2014, Novi Pazar, Serbia, pp.134-152
Pravni položaj stranaca u Austrijskom građanskom zakoniku i savremenom međunarodnom pravu [The legal status of foreigners in the Austrian Civil Code and contemporary international law], International Scientific Conference “Austrian Civil Code (1811-2011)”, University of Tuzla Faculty of Law and University of Josip Juraj Strossmayer Osijek Faculty of Law, Proceedings of the scientific Conference, 2013, pp. 259-268
Implementation of International Humanitarian Law - Current challenges and obstacles, Addleton Academic Publishers, New York, Contemporary Readings in Law and Social Justice, Volume 4 (2), 2012, pp. 293-305
Šta bi za građane i građanke FBiH značilo proglašavanje interneta javnim mjestom? [What would declaring the Internet a public place mean for the citizens of FBiH?], analyses, Javna rasprava, Bosna i Hercegovina, 2021
Zašto BiH još uvijek nema zakon o zabrani negiranja genocida i kako bi taj zakon trebao izgledati? [Why does BiH still not have a Law banning genocide denial and what should that law look like?], analyses, Javna rasprava, Bosna i Hercegovina, 2020
Constitutional Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Can We Expect It in The Near Future?, International Association of Constitutional Law, Australia, 2020
Komentar na presudu Međunarodnog krivičnog suda za bivšu Jugoslaviju u predmetu Šešelj[Comment on the verdict of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the case of Šešelj], Faktor, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2016
Legacy of the ICTY, Modern Diplomacy, 2015; Reprinted in: ORBUS, 2015; International Institute for Middle East and Balkan Studies, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2015; Foreign Policy News, Washington, District of Columbia, 2015; SEER Journal for Labour and Social Affairs in Eastern Europe, Year 18 (2015), No. 2, pp. 97-106