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Executive Director

Ivanka Kostic is the Executive Director of Praxis and one of the founders of this legal NGO based in Belgrade (Republic of Serbia). Ms. Kostic has been holding the post of Praxis' Executive Director since its foundation in 2004. She is a law graduate with a Bar exam and more than 30 years of professional experience.

For the last 19 years Ms. Kostic has focused her career on international law and protection of human rights. During 4 years spent within the Humanitarian Law Centre Ms. Kostic was specifically doing research on war crimes and human rights violations in the former Yugoslavia. She has spent 7 years working within the Civil Rights Project of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC), holding the post of Legal Advisor, Head of NRC's Belgrade Office and later Project Manager. Work within the NRC included legal protection of refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs), with a focus on property rights restitution, documentation and civil registration.

For the last 8 years, as the Executive Director of Praxis, Ms. Kostic has been developing the goals and activities of the organization, and focusing its effort on the protection of the displaced persons, the Roma and other marginalized groups, in regards to access to property, civil registration and documentation, protection against discrimination as well as protection of the victims of sexual and gender based violence among the displaced.

 

 

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Praxis means action
Praxis means action
Praxis means action
Praxis means action
Praxis means action