Judge Vesna Medenica

President of the Supreme court of Montenegro

Biographie

Judge Vesna Medenica's career began in December 1986 when she was nominated as a judge in the Basic Court in Kolašin and she performed this position in two mandates: in 2001 the Parliament of Montenegro elected her as a judge in the High Court in Podgorica; and on the 30th July 2003 she was nominated at the function of the Supreme State Prosecutor of Montenegro.
In her capacity as the Supreme State Prosecutor, she established international cooperation in the region, by signing numerous bilateral agreements which included: Agreement on Cooperation with the State Prosecution of Croatia and the Agreement on Transfer of Evidences in the Cases of War Crimes, (the first agreement of this type in the Balkan region). Judge Medenica participated in a project of the British organization "Save the Children," and contributed to the Reform of Juvenile judiciary in the capacity of Deputy Prosecutor and Judge for juveniles.

On December 19th, 2007, by recommendation of the Presidents of the State, and the Parliament and Government of Montenegro, Judge Medenica was appointed by the Montenegrin Parliament to the position of President of the Supreme Court of Montenegro. The General Assembly of the Network of Presidents of the Supreme Courts of European Union unanimously elected her as an Observer. Today, she is the President of the Judicial Council. During her mandate as the President, the Judicial Council of Montenegro was elected as an Observer in the European Network of the Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ).

During her long lasting career, she has published several scientific articles and referrals, participated in numerous conferences and seminars and been an active member of the Association for Criminal Law and Policy in Montenegro. Finally, she also received a memorial medal of the Association of Supporters of National-Liberation struggle and Anti-fascists of Montenegro.

“Humanitarian Crisis: Perspectives and Problems”

A Lecture by Vesna Medenica, Former Prime Minister of Slovenia
The Reykjavík Congress on Human Rights 2013
(Reykjavík, April 10th – 13th, 2013)