Nikola Hajdin

Nikola Hajdin


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Works at Department of Law
Telephone 08-16 13 73
Visiting address Universitetsvägen 10 C
Room C 642
Postal address Juridiska institutionen 106 91 Stockholm

About me

LLB 2010 (Belgrade University), LLM 2012 (Belgrade University), LLM 2015 (Lund University). From 2013, I was a legal assistant at the Bozilovic-Petrovic law office situated in Belgrade (bar exam passed in 2013). Between 2015 and 2016, I worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court where I participated in drafting the Policy on Children. In 2016, I was interning at the European Court of Human Rights.

From 2014, I published peer-reviewed academic articles in international journals, book chapters, case notes for Oxford University Press, and a few blogs, all related to the issues in international law.


My current research primarily concerns the notion of leadership and responsibility of leaders for aggression. According to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, the highest leadership echelon is defined by virtue of being in a position to ‘control or direct’ state policy. Only those who meet this requirement can be prosecuted for aggression. This concept differs considerably from its customary counterpart (during Nuremberg trials the prevailing opinion was that persons who ‘shape or influence’ state policy ought to be responsible for the crime of aggression), thus my project aims to give normative content to the terms ‘control’ and ‘direct’ in international criminal law.


Furthermore, I will endeavor to examine the methodology of the International Criminal Court in order to help the reader to understand the policy behind the (future) choices involved in the crime of aggression.

Last updated: May 22, 2018

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