Predrag Dojčinović

Senior Consultant and Research Advisor in International Criminal Justice

Predrag Dojčinović is the author of Propaganda, War Crimes Trials and International Law: From Speakers’ Corner to War Crimes (Routledge, 2012) and Propaganda and International Criminal Law: From Cognition to Criminality (Routledge, 2020). His research is focusing on the intersection between international criminal law and cognitive science, such as, for example, the nature, manifestations, and status of the concept of propaganda and its cognitive linguistic presence as evidence of mass atrocity crimes in international criminal trials.

Dojčinović was the Gladstein Visiting Professor of Human Rights at the University of Connecticut in 2014. As Adjunct Professor and Research Affiliate at the Human Rights Institute at the University of Connecticut, Dojčinović has been teaching the course “Theory and Practice of International Criminal Justice” since 2016.

From 1998 to 2017, Dojčinović has worked for the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) at the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Dojčinović has provided expertise in over twenty international and national war crimes trials, including the cases of Slobodan Milošević, Vojislav Šešelj, Radovan Karadžić, Ratko Mladić, Stanišić & Simatović and many others. He taught courses, lectures and seminars at the London School of Economics; Amherst College; The New School in New York City; the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences; the VU University of Amsterdam; the NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in the Netherlands; Princeton University; Leiden University College in The Hague, The Department of Justice Studies at the Montclair State University, Northumbria Law School at the Northumbria University, International Criminal Court in The Hague and many other universities, academic and non-academic institutions. In addition, he serves as senior consultant and research advisor to a broad range of institutions and organizations in the field of international criminal justice.

In 2020, in honor of his contribution to the field of international criminal justice, The Dodd Center for Human Rights at the University of Connecticut, as the holder of one of the largest collections of original documents from the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials (IMT) in 1945-46, has curated The Predrag Dojčinović Collection: Ratko Mladić Genocidal Intent Documents from the last trial held at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) between 2011 and 2017.