Our research activities

Erasmus + Capacity Building in International Dispute Resolution

From 14 to 15 January 2016, the Pricipal Investigator participated in the Joint Project Meeting at Danube University Krems, Austria in regard to a project proposal in the field of international dispute resolution (arbitration, litigation, mediation, negotiation) which shall be submitted under the framework of Erasmus+ Capacity Building in Higher Education.

The agenda of the Meeting was as following:

1. Finalizing the specific roles of the university partners within the consortium

2. Finalizing the project activities and planned outcomes

- Phase 1 (inception phase & review phase)

- Phase 2 (conceptualization phase)

- Phase 3 (implementation phase)

3. Defining and distributing work-packages for the

- Student Level

- Research Level

- Legal Professionals Level

4. Finalizing the time frame (schedule)




The Principal Investigator, prof. dr. Uzelac, participated in the 5th International Conference on Law, Language and Discourse held in Örebro from 27 September to 1 October 2015. The theme of conference was Communication and Fairness in Legal Settings. The topic was discussed in plenary sessions and in workshops by scholars from different parts of the world and with different academic backgrounds. The official website of the conference can be found here.




From 8 to 12 June 2015, the team members organised an international graduate seminar "Public and Private Justice". It was the tenth seminar so far. The seminar was dedicated to the current civil justice systems' issues - electronification, privatisation and outsourcing of judicial functions. The lecturers envolved are highly qualified experts - university professors and legal professionals from leading European universities and judicial institutions. Leading Croatian experts also participate in the seminar and so are the advanced students of postgraduate studies.

Special topic of this year's seminar was "Private Justice in Service of Public Goals? Outsourcing of Judicial Tasks and Functions – Blessing or Betrayal". The aim of the seminar is to examine how the domestic and comparative law adresses the issue of privatisation and outsourcing of the judicial tasks and all potential pros and cons of such concept. The seminar was closed after its second part - a round table regarding free legal aid and clinical legal education.

Please follow this link to see the full gallery of seminar photos.



The XV World Congress of Procedural Law was held in Istanbul from 25 to 28 May 2015, on the subject "Effective Judicial Relief and Remedies in an Age of Austerity". Four of Zagreb team members on the project (prof. dr. Uzelac, dr. Maganić, Bratković and Brozović) participated in the Congress.


















During their stay, Zagreb team members had opportunity to discuss important issues in contemporary civil procedure law and to exchange their experience with scholars and professionals across the globe.



International scientific conference "EUROPEAN CIVIL JUSTICE AS E‐JUSTICE - Current Developments Regarding the Use of IT in the Civil Justice Systems of Croatia and Selected European Countries" was held from 23 to 24 April 2015. It was organised by Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb with the financial help of Croatian Science Foundation and the Judicial Academy. 

During the two-day conference, participants had opportunity to hear several lectures adressing developments of electronic justice mechanisms and critical issues of several European countries: the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Croatia. Each topic was thouroghly discussed with the interested professionals in the public.