Ivana Radačić (PhD in Law) is a member of the UN Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and in Practice. She assumed her functions on 1 November 2017. She is a senior research assistant at Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences in Zagreb and a part-time lecturer at the University of Zagreb. Her research and teaching areas are women’s rights; gender equality; human rights; and gender, sexuality and the law. She has published extensively in these areas in leading international journals and books, and she has authored the book Sexual violence – Myths, Stereotypes and the Legal System (TIMpress, 2014). She has taught at various universities in Europe, Central America, Australia and New Zealand. She also teaches at the Women Studies Centre (Zagreb) and the regional Women’s Human Rights Training Institute (Sofia).
Dr Radačić has cooperated with international institutions and NGOs on human rights research, training and litigation and has been involved with drafting national human rights laws and policies. She also worked at the European Court of Human Rights and has litigated women’s rights cases before it. She is the Council of Europe expert on women’s rights, and has coauthored a training manual for judges on women’s access to justice. She served as an expert member of the Parliamentary Committee on Gender Equality.