Damir Kos

  Damir Kos

Damir Kos, LLB

Justice at the Criminal Law Department of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia

Personal data:

Date of birth: 13 March 1957
Place of birth: Koprivnica, Republic of Croatia

Education and qualifications:

1982 Passed the bar exam
1980 Graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law

Judicial experience:

2021 President of the Criminal Department of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia
2002 – present Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia
1996 - 2002 Judge of the County Court in Zagreb, and from 1999 till the end of 2001 Deputy President of the County Court in Zagreb
1992 - 1996 Judge and Deputy President of the Military Court in Zagreb
1984 - 1996 Judge of the Municipal Court in Zagreb
1983 - 1984 Court advisor and judicial assistant at the Municipal Court in Zagreb

Activity in professional bodies and associations:

  Member of the Association of Croatian Judges
2008 - present Member of the Managing Board of the Association for Criminal Law Sciences and Practice
2004 - 2008 President of the Association for Criminal Law Sciences and Practice
2000 - 2004 Vice President of the Association for Criminal Law Sciences and Practice (200 - 2004)
  Member of the International Association for Penal Law (AIDP)
  Member of the “Almae Matris Alumnae et Alumni Croaticae – Facultas Iuridica” (The Alumni Association of the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb)

Professional education and training:

"Train the Trainers Programme" organized by the Ministry of Justice
"Outreach Programme" of the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY)
"Introduction to the US Legal System" during a study visit to the USA
"Independence and Impartiality of Judges" - programme conducted in cooperation with the International Association of Jurists – Canadian Section

Other activities:

Member of the Examining Commission for the bar exam
Representing the Republic Croatia in the Advisory Board of the Regional CARDS Program
Adjunct faculty member in practical courses held within the chairs for Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Law at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb
Speaker at numerous seminars and professional gatherings on the subjects of criminal law, human rights and freedoms, freedom of media, and similar
Member of various working groups for drafting legislation in the area of criminal law
Member of the governmental working group for harmonization of Croatian legislation with the aquis communautaire in the area of the judicial system and home affairs

Published and other works:

Books:
  • Co-author of the “Bench Book for Criminal Procedure”, first edition published by the ABA/CEELI, 2001, second edition published by “Narodne Novine”, 2003
  • Co-author of the “Criminal Procedural Law – Cases and Examples” (Narodne Novine; 2001)
  • Co-author of the “Comments on the Law on Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime”(Narodne Novine; 2001)
  • Co-author of the “Edited and Consolidated Text of the Criminal Procedure Act with Content Index” (Informator; 2002)
  • Review of the book “Criminal Proceedings – Trial Management”, by Marin Mrčela (Informator; 2000)

Articles:
  • Author of numerous articles on the subject of criminal adjudication and the judicial system in general, published in various professional publications
Expert papers (HR)...

Acknowledgments:

The Homeland War Memorial Medal
"Lightning" Medal
"Storm" Medal
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