UN Special Adviser on the Responsibility to Protect
CUSP Special Event!
Monday, October 10, 2016
3rd Floor Lecture Room, Journalism
Mr. Šimonović is the Special Adviser of the United Nations Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect (prevention of mass atrocities). From 2010 to 2016 he served as the United Nations Assistant-Secretary-General for Human Rights.
Before joining the United Nations in 2010, Mr. Šimonović held the position of Minister for Justice of Croatia. He was previously Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York, where he served as President of the Economic and Social Council.
Mr. Šimonović was a professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb, where he was Head of the Legal Theory Department, Vice-Dean and Vice-Rector for international cooperation. Serving in an expert capacity, he has been a member of the Council of Europe’s Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission) and the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, as well as Agent of the Republic of Croatia before the United Nations International Court of Justice.