Board of Directors



Tamara Lukšić-Orlandić
, President

Tamara Lukšić-Orlandić is an independent consultant on projects related to child rights with the focus on the protection of vulnerable groups of children from discrimination.

She graduated in 1975 from the Faculty of Political Sciences, Department of Journalism. In 1997, together with a group of colleagues and professionals, she founded the Child Rights Centre - the first civil society organisation dealing exclusively with the promotion of child rights and improvement of the situation in that field.

After 2000, she was an Assistant Federal Minister of Justice for human rights issues and led the negotiations on drafting bilateral agreements on the status of minorities with Hungary, Romania and Croatia. She worked in the Fund for an Open Society Serbia as Project Coordinator for several years. In the period November 2008 - November 2013, she was a Deputy Ombudsman for Children's Rights and Gender Equality. During that period she was a member of the European Network of Ombudsmen for Children (ENOC).

Tamara has participated in numerous national and international conferences on children's rights, gender equality and the rights of national minorities, and as an expert of the Council of Europe and UNICEF, she participated in various seminars abroad where she presented the Serbian experience in the relevant areas of child protection.


Velimir Ćurgus Kazimir, Member

Velimir Ćurgus Kazimir has been the Director of Ebart Media Archive, a unique media documentation archive in Serbia, since 2002. He was a journalist and editor of the cultural section of Politika daily from 1988 to 1996. Velimir is one of the founders of the Independent Association of Journalists of Serbia, and has authored a dozen of books of prose and essays on culture and cultural policy. His essays and books have been translated into English, French, German, Spanish, Polish and Japanese. He has edited several books on the relationship of media, politics and culture. He is the author of several research projects in the field of media and culture. He has particularly focused on studying the media scene in Serbia and the influence of media on the political and social reality.

In 2000, Velimir Ćurgus received the Lettre International Essay Award in Weimar. He has been a member of the Serbian PEN Center since 1987.

Velimir is also active in painting, especially using combined techniques on paper, and has organised five independent exhibitions. He has also written two scripts for short films. 


 Nikola Bodiroga, Member

Nikola Bodiroga was born in 1978 in Belgrade. He graduated in 2002 from the Faculty of Law in Belgrade, completed his Master Studies in 2006 and defended his doctoral thesis in 2009. Since 2015 he has been working as Associate Professor of Civil Procedure Law.

Nikola is the author of five books and more than twenty articles. He was a member of several working groups in the field of civil procedure law. Since 2011 he has been holding lectures at the Judicial Academy for judges and enforcement agents.

Nikola also participates in various national and international projects. He was also trained in the USA and Germany. He speaks English and German.




Internal member

Nada ŠoškićMember

Nada Šoškić is a Senior Legal Adviser in Praxis.

She graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb in 1982 and passed the bar exam in 1989. She has worked in the administration and judiciary for over a decade. Since 1999, Nada has provided free legal aid to the refugees from B&H and Croatia and the internally displaced persons and minority groups from Serbia, first in the Norwegian Refugee Council and then in Praxis.


During many years of her work in the NGO sector, she participated in numerous conferences, seminars and workshops aimed at the promotion and protection of human rights.





Vesna PetrovicExecutive Director, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights
President of Praxis Board of Directors in the period June 2004 – June 2016

Vladimir DjericAttorney-at-Law, Law Firm Mikijelj Jankovic & Bogdanovic
Member of Praxis Board of Directors in the period June 2004 – June 2016

Jadranka KoceićHuman Rights Activist
Member of Praxis Board of Directors in the period November 2007 – November 2013

Stojan CerovićJournalist, Vreme weekly 
Member of Praxis Board of Directors in the period June 2004 - March 2005

Milena GojkovićDirector, Micro Development Fund
Member of Praxis Board of Directors in the period May 2005 – May 2007

Ljuba SlijepčevićPraxis Senior Legal Adviser
Member of Praxis Board of Directors in the period June 2004 – December 2006 

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