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The Republic of Croatia

Vrhovni Sud Republike Hrvatske

 

Mr ĐURO SESSA, LLB

President since: 2017

Justice of the Supreme Court since: 2008

Career before being justice of the Supreme Court:

 

2004 - 2008

President of the Civil Law Department of the County Court in Zagreb

2002 - 2008

Judge of the County Court in Zagreb

1996 - 2004

President of the Municipal Court in Zagreb

1993 - 1996

Consul Counselor at the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia in Perth, Australia

1991 - 1993

President of the Civil Law Department of the Municipal Court in Zagreb

1988 - 1993

Judge of the Municipal Court in Zagreb

1986 - 1988

Judge of the Municipal Court in Sisak

1984 - 1986

Judge of the Municipal Court in Petrinja

1982 - 1984

Judicial apprentice at the County Court in Sisak

1981

Lawyer in the "Dubrovkinja" trade company, Dubrovnik

 

Activity in professional bodies and associations:

2009 - 2010

Member of the State Judicial Council

2005 - 2009

Deputy President of the National Judicial Council

2005 – present

President of the Association of Croatian Judges

 

Member of Presidency Committee of the Civil Law Association

 

Other activities:

Vice-President of the International Association of Judges

Member of the Executive Committee of the European Association of Judges

Vice-President of the Consultative Council of European Judges within the Council of Europe (CCJE)

Representative of the Republic of Croatia in the Consultative Council of European Judges within the Council of Europe (CCJE)

Member of the Croatian Team responsible for Chapter 23 of the EU Accession Agreement “The Judiciary and Human Rights"

 

Publication and other works:

Articles on various topics have been published regarding the independence of the judiciary, procedural civil law, real estate law, torts and civil law and European law

 

Acknowledgments:

1997

Bearer of the Order of the Croatian Pleter