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Edina Hasanaga Cobaj

Edina Hasanaga Cobaj

Executive Director

Edina Hasanaga Čobaj is from Ulcinj. She finished the pedagogical studies at the Faculty of Philosophy in Nikšić. During the studies, she also finished at the same time a university course Leadership and Youth Work, accredited by the Faculty of Communication in Jonkoping, Sweden. Edina is a trainer of a non-violent communication and she held several training in nonviolent communication with young activists and professors. She is one of the authors of a number of Reports on Human Rights published in Montenegro and documentaries on human rights. During her years long work in NGO sector, Edina received years-long experience in planning, and financial and administrative project managing.

At one time, she worked with children with disabilities. She likes swimming. With her husband Bernard she has a son Din and a daughter Era.

edina@gamn.org

Milan Radovic

Milan Radovic

Program Director

Milan Radović is from Mojkovac. He graduated at the Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Sociology in Niksic. So far, he worked on several research projects in areas of human an minority rights and the rule of law. Milan was lecturer of Sociology in High school until 2007, and since then he has been working in Youth Initiative for Human Rights in Montenegro and since 2012 he works in Civic Alliance. Milan coordinated more regional projects in human and minority rights areas. He was member of work groups for development of legislation in human rights area and was a lecturer on a number of seminars on human rights. He is one of the authors of more reports on judiciary, on minority rights, but also author of number of annual and quarterly reports on human rights in Montenegro. Milan attended School of Democratic Leadership, School of Social Entrepreneurship – an introduction to the Civic Education, School of Human Rights and several seminars on human rights.

Milan is member of the Council of Radio Television of Montenegro and member of the National Preventive Mechanism of torture (NPM).

Milan’s hobbies are basketball and soccer and he likes to spend time in the mountains. He is married to Marija, with whom he has a daughters Mia and Matea, son Maksim.

milan@gamn.org

Zoran Vujicic

Zoran Vujicic

Deputy Program Director

Zoran Vujičić is from Podgorica. Having finished Gymnasium, he enrolled and graduated from the Law Faculty in Podgorica. Presently, he has been studying for M.A. at the Faculty of Economy. He is alumni of School of Democratic Leadership. Zoran also worked in Agrokor and Mercator as a manager. Nowadays, he works as the legal adviser in the nongovernmental foundation Civic Alliance. He participated in development of several reports about monitoring of judicial, health and electoral system in Montenegro. During the Parliamentary elections in 2016, he was one of the co-authors and coordinator of the report Monitoring of electoral campaign – “Tiče me se”.

Zoran also participated as the legal adviser on development of the report “Media Monitoring”. He is one of the authors of the Practical Guide for the work of the Police with vulnerable and marginalized social groups. He is the author of a large number of articles on the judicial system. Zoran is the member of the Ethics Committee of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and a member of the Working group for development of the Draft Law on amendments of Law on execution of conditional sentence and community sentence. He is also a member of the Parliamentary Commission for election of member of the Council of Agency for Prevention of Corruption.

Zoran is married to Zorka, with whom he has a son Matija.

zoran@gamn.org

Aleksandra Vukcevic

Aleksandra Vukcevic

Coordinator of Human Rights and Justice Program

Aleksandra Vukčević is from Podgorica. She graduated from the Law Faculty of the University of Montenegro. During the period of studies, she was an active member of ELSE, an international organization of law students.

She is Program Director at the Youth Initiative for Human Rights, a member of the Civic Alliance, where she gained experience and knowledge on war crimes in the former Yugoslavia, as well as dealing with the past. Aleksandra coordinated regional and national projects in the areas of human and minority rights, youth rights, refugee rights and asylum seekers.

She is also engaged in providing free legal assistance to foreigners in the process of obtaining international protection and to persons in integration. Part of the work also involves visiting and monitoring the situation at the borders, ie the migrant route passing through Montenegro.

Since the beginning of work with migrants and refugees, she has been monitoring the situation regarding trafficking in human beings, which is a common situation among this population.

Aleksandra assisted with projects concerning the work of the judiciary in Montenegro, conducting interjudge surveys, monitoring the courts regarding respect for the right to a fair trial and prosecuting authorities.

She also worked on projects related to the use of minority languages in official use; participated in the writing of criminal charges for cases of grave human rights violations as well as the provision of free legal aid for victims of torture; monitored media reporting on the EU integration process, monitored closed institutions where prisoners were detained, as well as conditions in which they were staying.

She attended the School of Human Rights, the School of Business Management, the School of Political Studies, as well as numerous seminars in the field of human rights and media, asylum and migration training, etc.

Aleksandra is a member of the Working Group on Negotiation Chapter 24 since September 2019 as a representative of NGO Civic Alliance.

Aleksandra is a member of Rule of Law Council, as a representative of the Civic Alliance.

She speaks English.

aleksandra.vukcevic@yihr.org

Jelena Ristovic

Jelena Ristovic

SPS Coordinator

Jelena Ristovic is from Podgorica. She finished Philosophy Faculty in Niksic, Department for English language and literature. After that, she finished Specialist Studies at the Institute for Foreign Languages. She worked as translator for RTCG and news agency MINA.

Since 2009, Jelena has been working in Youth Initiative for Humana Rights as translator and Office manager, which are her duties in Civic Alliance. She loves long walks, sandy beaches, relaxing music and demanding books. Jelena is married to Boris and has daughter Irina and son David with him.

jelena@gamn.org

Dusica Merdovic

Dusica Merdovic

Legal Advisor

Dušica Merdović is from Bijelo Polje. She finished the Faculty of Law, University of Montenegro in Podgorica.
After studies, she started working in NGO “Legal Center” on UNHCR projects on provision of free legal aid to displaced persons, stateless persons, victims of violence and applicants for international protection.

In Civic Alliance, Dušica has been working on a project that aims at provision of free legal aid to applicants for international protection and foreigners who have been approved some form of international protection.

She has been a member of the Ethics Committee of Ministry of Interior since March 2020, as the representative of nongovernmental foundation “Civic Alliance”.

She loves mountains, rivers and enjoys their beauties. Dušica spends free time to escape to the north, where she relaxes her soul.

She is married to Vasilije and has a son Vuk.

dusica@gamn.org

Andjela Djukovic

Andjela Djukovic

Legal Advisor

Anđela Đuković is from Podgorica. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University Donja Gorica. During her studies, Anđela was the President of the non-governmental organization European Law Students Association (ELSA UDG). In that capacity, she attended numerous international conferences and seminars. She later became Vice president for the STEP program of the European Law Students Association of Montenegro (ELSA Montenegro), and the Assistant in the ELSA International Team. After finishing her studies, Anđela started her professional development in the law office “Harrisons”, and then continued in the law office “Jovović, Mugoša & Vuković”.

Anđela has been a volleyball referee for many years. She loves summer and the sea, and especially trips to the Mediterranean. As an animal fan, she is the proud owner of the Persian cat Megi.

andjela@gamn.org

Pavle Cupic

Pavle Cupic

Legal Advisor

Pavle Ćupić is from Podgorica. He graduated at the Faculty of Law, University of Montenegro. He is also alumni of School of Political Studies.

Pavle worked in NGO MANS, tourist agency “Montenegro Tourist Service” D.O.O. Podgorica, JP NP “Skadarsko jezero” and “Buena Vista Habano” D.O.O. Podgorica. Since 2021, he has been working in Civic Alliance.

Pavle participated in development of a number of reports about the monitoring of work of the Parliament of Montenegro and its working bodies; reports on implementation of the Action Plan for Chapter 23, and reports related to financing of political parties and electoral ca,paigns in Montenegro.

He is married and is the father of one child.

pavle@gamn.org

IVANA DjODjIC

IVANA DjODjIC

Legal Advisor

Ivana Đođić was born in Nikšić. She graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Montenegro. During her studies, she participated in the Work and Travel Program in the United States.

After completing the basic studies, Ivana started business engagement in Crnogorski Telekom.

She loves sports, music and the northern parts of Montenegro.

Ivana has a son Petar, whom she shares with husband Milan.