Dragoljub J. Đorđević


Dragoljub J. Đorđević is an attorney-at-law  in Belgrade, a partner in the law office Đorđević&Đorđević. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade in 1980, after which he became a trainee attorney in the law office of his uncle Mihajlo. He was entered in the directory of attorneys of the Belgrade Bar Association in 1982 and thus became the third generation of attorneys in the family, preserving the tradition. As early as 1994, Dragoljub became a member of the Association of Attorneys Representing before International Courts.

Attorney Dragoljub Djordjevic was a member of the Board of Directors of Belgrade Bar Association from 1994 to 1998, and in the same period he was a delegate in the Assembly of the Serbian Bar Association. Since 2004, he has represented the Serbian Bar Association at the Council of Bars and Law Societes of Europe (CCBE). From 2002 to 2004, he was a member of the  Board of Directors of the Belgrade Bar Association. From 2006 to 2009, he was the vice president of the Serbian Bar Association, whose president he became in 2009, and he will remain in that position until September 2017. In October 2019, he was appointed Dean of the Serbian Bar Association Lawyer’s Academy.

Dragoljub Đordjevic is an assessor and rapporteur on rule of law, basic human rights and minority rights in Serbia’s EU accession negotiations (Chapters 23 and 24). He is a member of the Board of Directors of HELP (Council of Europe Programme  on Human Rights Education for Legal Professionals) for the Western Balkans in Strasbourg (patronage of the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights) – Council of Europe expert. He was a member of working groups at the Ministry of Justice of the Republic of Serbia for drafting the Law on Public Prosecution, drafting the Law on the State Prosecutorial Council, drafting the Law on Advocacy, drafting the Law on Free Legal Aid, drafting the National Judicial Reform Strategy for the period from 2013 until 2018. He is a member of the Commission of the Government of the Republic of Serbia for drafting the Civil Code, and is a permanent educator for proceedings before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Lawyer Dragoljub Đordjevic is closely specialized in the field of arbitration law and in that context he represents clients around the world before Courts of Arbitration. Also, he is closely specialized in the field of criminal law, so he represents before the War Crimes Department of the Higher Court in Belgrade; in over twenty cases before the Higher Court in Belgrade, Special Department for Suppression of Organized Crime; further, he represents in criminal proceedings  before  International Criminal Tribunals for war crimes in the territory of Kosovo and Metohija under the administration of the United Nations; in criminal proceedings before the International Criminal Court for crimes committed on the territory of the SFRY.

In 2012, Dragoljub was an educator at a seminar on children’s rights, juvenile deliquency and dealing with juvenile offenders, organized by the Judicial Academy. From 2003 to 2005, he participated in the defense attorney training for proceedings before the permanent International Criminal Court established by the Rome Statute at the Academy of European Law in Trier. Then, in 2006, he dedicated himself to education in the field of children’s rights and criminal legal protection of minors, within the Judicial Training Center for Training, the Center for the Rights of the Child and UNICEF. He speaks English and French. Since 2018, he has been the founder and partner of the law office Đorđević&Đorđević.