Dražen Tripalo

  Drazen Tripalo

Dražen Tripalo, LLB

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

Personal data:

Date of birth: 13 August 1960
Place of birth: Zagreb, Republic of Croatia

Education and qualifications:

1987 Passed the bar exam
1984 Graduated from the University of Zagreb, Faculty of Law

Judicial experience:

2004 – present Justice of the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia
1998 - 2004 President of the First Instance Criminal Law Department of the County Court in Zagreb
1996 - 1998 Judge of the County Court in Zagreb
1993 - 1996 Judge of the Military Court in Zagreb
1988 - 1993 Judge of the Municipal Court in Zagreb
1987 - 1988 Judicial assistant at the Municipal Court in Zagreb
1986 - 1987 Judicial apprentice at the Municipal Court in Zagreb

Professional education and training:

2004 "Train the Trainer Programme" organized by the Ministry of Justice
2000 The "Court Management" judicial training programme organized in the USA by the World Learning – Technical Training for Societies in Transition (TRANSIT) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

Activity in professional bodies and associations:

2012 - present President of the Croatian Association for Criminal Law Sciences and Practice
2008 - present President of the Ethics Committee of the Association of Croatian Judges
2014 - present Member of the Examining Commission for the Bar Exam at the Ministry of Justice
2006 - present Member of the Ethics Committee of the Association of Croatian Judges
2004 - present Member of the Managing Board of the Croatian Association for Criminal Law Sciences and Practice
2006 - 2009 Member of the working group for the evaluation of judicial systems (GT-EVAL9 of the European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice (CEPEJ)

Member of the Managing Board of the Croatian Association for Psychiatry and Law
2006 - 2008 Member of a committee monitoring the implementation of special measures against organized crimes and cooperation of the Republic of Croatia with the European Commission in the Programme implementation
2009 - 2011 Member of the Expert Committee of the Office for Combating Drugs Abuse of the Croatian Government

Other activities:

"Train the Trainer Programme" organized by the Ministry of Justice in May 2004.
Presentations at seminars organized by the Supreme Court of the Republic of Croatia, the Association for Criminal Law Sciences and Practice and the Association of Croatian Judges, the Judicial Academy and other institutions
Head of a number of workshops and other forms of educational training organized for judicial officials and apprentices by the Judicial Academy
- one of the moderators in a series of workshops entitled "Conducting the Main Hearing", organized by the Judicial Academy
- one of the moderators in a series of workshops entitled "Drafting the First Instance Verdict", organized by the Judicial Academy
Conducting practical courses in criminal law for students of year  III and IV at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb
Conducting practical courses „Criminal-law clinics“ for students of year IV at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb
Conducting practical courses „Psychiatric  legal clinics – Authority of compulsory placement“ for students of year IV at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb

Legislative drafting:
  • Member of the Working Group for Drafting the Changes and Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Act (ZKP/07)
  • Member of the Working Group for Drafting the Criminal Procedure Act (ZKP/08) and for drafting all its changes and amendments
  • Member of the Working Group for Drafting the Criminal Act (KZ/11) and drafting its changes and amendments
  • Member of the Working Group for Drafting the Changes and Amendments to the Law on Protection of Mentally Challenged Persons and for drafting the Proposal of the New Law on Protection of Mentally Challenged Persons
  • Member of the Working Group for Drafting the Changes and Amendments to the Law on the Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime
  • Member of the Committee for Monitoring the Implementation of Special Measures Against Organized Crime
  • Chairman of the Working Group for Drafting Changes and Amendments to the Law on Execution of the Sanctions of Imprisonment
  • Chairman of the Working Group for Drafting the Rules on Protection of Personnel, Property and Facilities of Judicial Bodies
  • Member of the Working Group for Drafting the Changes and Amendments to the Act on the Liability of legal persons for criminal offences
  • Member of the Working Group for Drafting the Changes and Amendments to the Misdemeanour Act
  • Member of the Working Group for Drafting the Code of Judicial Ethics
  • Member of the Working Group for Drafting several bylaws
Participated in numerous seminars, conferences and round tables relating to criminal law

Published and other works:

Co-author, "Commentary on the Law on the Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime"(Narodne Novine; Zagreb 2001)
Co-author, "The Criminal Procedure Act – Edited Text" (Informator; Zagreb 2002)
Co-author, "Benchbook for Criminal Procedure" (Narodne Novine; Zagreb 2003)
Co-author, "Criminal Code – Author's Edited Text with Court Practice, Auxiliary Criminal Legislation and Content Index" (Inženjerski biro d.d; Zagreb 2004)
Co-author, "Protection of Witnesses in Serious Crimes", (Council of Europe Publishing, Strasbourg, 2006)
Co-author, "Criminal Code – editorial revised" (Association of Croatian Judges, Zagreb, 2006)
Co-author, "Comments on the Criminal Act", (Narodne novine d.d., Zagreb, 2013.)
Co-author, "Comments on the Misdemeanour Act", (Narodne novine d.d., Zagreb, 2013.)
Author and co-author of numerous expert and scientific works from the area of criminal law published in domestic periodicals
Expert papers (HR)...

Acknowledgments:

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