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 Expert  729879

Expert in Human Rights of Persons in Custody; Criminal Investigation; Law Enforcement Services


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Bosnia & Herzogovina
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Expert has over ten years of international work experience in the area of police investigation, law enforcement, police and prison reform issues as well as in project management. She is a criminal justice lawyer and was a police inspector who managed complex investigations of organized crime and international terrorism for 5 years and then moved to international organizations. In the capacities of consultant, advisor, independent expert and project development manager, she participated in prison reform (2005-2008), monitoring police stations and correctional facilities (2009-2012), law enforcement and ant-corruption related projects (2011-2012). Her experience extends to Bosnia and USA. Expert is an efficient organizer, critical thinker, analyst, researcher and effective communicator with extensive network in the area of justice and home affairs. Worked with EC, Council of Europe, USAID, CIDA and other bilateral donors, and international community organizations in BiH.
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corrections

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corrections personnel

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human rights

Expert has extensive experience in law enforcement services, working on criminal investigations and international terrorism. She served as a police inspector and was in charge of complex police investigations of terrorism, organized crime and corruption related cases.
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child custody investigation

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criminal investigation

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criminal justice

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incident investigation

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jail

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law enforcement

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mental disorder

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police custody death

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police interrogation

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police misconduct

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police procedure

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prison

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police corruption


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2011   MSc in Security Studies   National Security   University of Sarajevo, Faculty od Political Sciences  
2000   MSc in Criminal Justice   Criminal Law   Faculty of Criminal Justice Sciences  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2009 to

 

Expert's Firm

 

Human Rights

 

Independent Expert

 

She is in charge of: - Independent inspection of human rights of persons deprived of liberty and operations of police stations and correctional institutions (prisons and juvenile centres) - Writing recommendations to state authorities on improvement of operation of police work and correctional institutions in respect of human rights, and introducing EU and international standards into local police and prisons operation

2009 to 2010

 

Public Interest Advocacy Center (USAID funded project)

 

NGO

 

Project Manager

 

- In coordination with ex Deputy Auditor General (state level), managing team of researchers in collection of data on public finance expenditure and creating public finance database - Supervising overall planning and implementation of the project; managing project budget and taking part in fund-raising activities

2008 to 2009

 

Trek Consulting, Greece (EC funded project)

 

Employment Policy Reform and Establishment of Labour Information System in BiH

 

Legal Key Short-term Expert

 

Providing assistance and advice to the International Legal Expert in: - the process of assessing the existing legislative framework; and - drafting local Law on Labour introducing EU standards and principles (part of Law related to employment of convicted persons and those after release)

2005 to 2008

 

Council of Europe, Prison Reform Project

 


 

Project Development Manager

 

- Providing expertise and assistance to international experts in introducing European and international standards of prisons operation into local system of execution of criminal sanctions - In coordination with Senior Expert, conducing survey of prisoners' risk and needs assessment and activity planning - Providing professional assistance to Ministries of Justice and Ministries of Internal Affairs re the treatment of persons deprived of liberty - Supervising overall planning and implementation of the project

2000 to 2005

 

Federal Administration of Police

 

Crime Police Section

 

Police Inspector/Team Leader

 

- Team leading in operation activities and coordination among police bodies (law enforcement services) in investigation of organized crime and international terrorism (collecting and analyzing information on above mentioned crimes and their perpetrators; interviewing suspects and victims; physical execution of search warrants; arresting suspects and bringing them to prosecutor in charge) - Police-prosecutor cooperation: carrying out all tasks and duties requested by prosecutor in charge and proscribed by Criminal Procedure Code-CPC - Leading activities re drafting strategy for fight against organized crime and terrorism - Providing assistance for investigation done by USA prosecutors and FBI in USA in 2002 and 2003

2011 to 2012

 

Transparency International

 

NGO

 

Consultant/researcher

 

Preparation of the study on National Integrity System-Pillar on Law Enforcement Agencies Conducting research on success of corruption and money laundering investigation done by law enforcement agencies, and on independence, transparency and accountability of such agencies Drafting recommendations and providing advises to law enforcement agencies on all levels in BiH for more efficient operation in investigation of mentioned crimes


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

State Commission

Professional Appointments

Independent Expert

Awards/Recognition

US Attorney; US Department of Justice – Federal Bureau of Investigation; Several awards issued by local and international law enforcement bodies.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

She has three publications on human rights of persons in custody

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Council of Europe  

Government Experience:
Years   Agency   Role   Description
2000 to 2005   Federal Administration of Police   Police Inspector/Team Leader   - Investigation of organized crime and international terrorism - Police-prosecutor cooperation - Leading activities re drafting strategy for fight against organized crime and terrorism
2002 to 2003   US Department of Justice   Polce Inspector   - Providing assistance in criminal investigation done by USA prosecutors and FBI in USA in 2002 and 2003

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • She was nominated 4-year mandate (2010-2014) Independent Expert in the State Commission for monitoring and inspection of police stations and custodial facilities. Providing expertize and drafting recommendations on improvement of human rights of persons deprived of liberty and operations of police stations and correctional institutions on all levels in Bosnia.
  • She is currently working for an NGO as a consultant/researcher; drafting study on National Integrity System-Pillar on Law Enforcement Agencies; conducting research on success of corruption and money laundering investigation done by law enforcement agencies, and on independence, transparency and accountability of such agenciesDrafting recommendations and providing advises to law enforcement agencies on all levels in Bosnia for more efficient operation in investigation of mentioned crimes
  • Under the Council of Europe Project (Prison Reform), in the period of 2005-2008:Provided assistance to international experts in: Introducing European and international standards of investigation of unusual incidents and allegations in custodial facilities; Introducing modern system of inspection of human rights and prisons operation; Primary research design of the model for risk and needs assessment of convicted personsProvided technical assistance to Ministries of Justice and Ministries of Internal Affairs Participated in drafting laws and by-laws on execution of criminal sanctions Participated in final evaluation of the project
  • As an Independent Expert on EC funded project, in 2008, she provided assistance to the International Legal Expert in: the process of assessing the existing legislative framework, and drafting local Law on Labour introducing EU standards and principles (part of Law related to employment of convicted persons and those after release)Prepared and organized series of focus groups interviews and company survey
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Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
She has been participated in trials of criminal procedure cases before the courts in Bosnia and Herzegovina and USA as a police inspector.
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2002 to 2003   USA, Illinois, Chicago   On several occasions, she provided assistance to the US prosecutor and FBI office in criminal investigation and keeping evidence on criminal cases committed in Bosnia and Herzegovina which were tried in the USA.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   Professional Usage
Arabic   Good Knowledge
Bosnian/Serbian/Croatian/Montenegrin   Mother tongue

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

- Seminar on Interviewing Techniques, USAID (Customs Training Team) - Workshop on Police Training, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) - Workshop on Police Administration, RCMP - Workshop on Regional Police Cooperation, RCMP - Human Dignity course, UN Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) - Transitional course for police officers, UN Mission to BiH - Standardized Police Report Writing Seminar, United States Department of Justice – ICITAP - Leadership Course in Counter-terrorism for Police Officers, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs –International Training Center - Aviation Security Management, US Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Anti-Terrorism Assistance Program - Workshop: The “New” War: 21st Century Conflict, George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies, Germany - Seminar on Computer Facilitated Crimes Against Children, International Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, Lyon, France - Terrorism Threat to Europe - Conference, European Community and UK Ministry of Foreign Affairs, London, UK - Project management, ASEE, Training and Development


 

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