Elizabeta Ivičević Karas graduated cum laude from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb in 2000 and then pursued with postgraduate European Studies at University Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and University of Zagreb and obtained her postgraduate degree in the field of European Studies in 2001. In 2004, at the Postgraduate studies in criminal law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, she defended her master of science thesis "Confiscation of pecuniary gain acquired through a criminal offence", for which she was awarded in 2005 with the Society of University Teachers and Other Scientists in Zagreb Annual Award to Young Scientists and Artists. In 2007, she defended her doctoral dissertation under the title “Le principe de l’égalité des armes en matière pénale dans la jurisprudence de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme et en droit comparé (croate, français)” in the course of obtaining a dual doctorate at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) and the University of Zagreb. She passed the bar exam. She speaks English, French, German and Italian language.
Since September 2001 she has been employed at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, and since October 2018 she has been a full professor at the Department of Criminal Procedural Law. Since October 2021, she has held the position of Vice-Dean for Science, Innovation, Knowledge Transfer and Lifelong Learning, and since January 2022, she has been the head of the Postgraduate University (Doctoral) Study in Legal Sciences.
She teaches Criminal Procedural Law, Penitentiary Law and Human Rights and Criminal Justice, at both graduate and postgraduate level. So far, she has been a head researcher of several scientific projects, including those of the Ministry of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia, the University of Zagreb and the Croatian Science Foundation. In addition, she has participated, or is still participating as coordinator, researcher or the key expert in ten competitive European projects. She was a speaker at many home and international law conferences, and she repeatedly stayed as a guest researcher, over a period of one to three months, at the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany. She is a member of the editorial board of the Croatian Annual of Criminal Sciences and Practice. Her publications include four books (one as co-author), two manuals (co-author) and numerous scientific papers, articles and reviews.
Since 2010, she has participated in the work of several expert working groups of the Ministry of Justice and Administration for drafting regulations in the field of criminal procedural law and penitentiary law. From 2015 to 2017, she was entrusted with the role of the head of an expert working group on Draft Amendments to the Criminal Procedure Act.
From 2019 to 2023, she was a member and a vice-president of the State Attorney's Council, elected from the ranks of university law professors.
Since July 2019, she has been on the list of ad hoc judges at the European Court of Human Rights, for the Republic of Croatia.
She is a member of the Scientific Council for Government Administration, Judicature and the Rule of Law of the Croatian Academy of Sciences and Art.
She is a member of the Fair Trials – Legal Experts Advisory Panel (LEAP), and of the Croatian Law Centre, where she is a member of the steering committee.
She is also an active member of two professional associations - the Croatian Association of Criminal Sciences and Practice (vice president) and the Croatian Association of European Criminal Law (member of the steering committee).
Judgment Based on Agreement of the Parties: Analysis from the Perspective of Practitioners’ Experience in Croatia
The Impact of COVID-19 on Prison Conditions and Penal Policy - Croatia
Judgment based on agreement of the parties in Croatian law: a critical analysis from the comparative legal perspective
Criminal justice during the COVID-19 pandemic - balancing health care and procedural guarantees
Collaborators of justice: comparative legal solutions and Croatian criminal procedural law
Consensual justice in Croatian criminal procedural law: the need for a systematic approach
Particularly Vulnerable Categories of Crime Victims in Croatian Criminal Procedure Law – Normative Framework and Practice
The EPPO and its coordination with national prosecuting authorities: the Croatian perspective
SOME ISSUES OF COMPLIANCE OF CROATIAN CRIMINAL PROCEDURAL LAW WITH THE DIRECTIVES ON DEFENCE RIGHTS: ANALYSIS OF JURISPRUDENCE
Pre-trial Procedure in Croatia
Mažuranić's reforms and execution of prison sentences
Decisions rendered in absentia as a ground to refuse the execution of a European arrest warrant: European legal standards and implementation in Croatian law
A contribution to the discussion of the problem of mixing the procedural roles in criminal proceedings
First Experiences of Police Officers in Conducting Individual Assessment of Victims of Criminal Offences
On the way of transposing the Directive on legal aid in Croatian criminal procedure?
Europeanization of Croatian criminal procedural law - strengthening procedural guarantees to make criminal proceedings more efficient
Reopening of proceedings in cases of trial in absentia: European legal standards and Croatian law
Right of access to a lawyer while at a police station: legal and real restrictions
Challenging Fair Trial Rights in Corruption Cases: Croatian Perspective
Criminal Procedural Law: Practicum
Collection of laws of criminal procedure law
The Relevance of Asset Recovery Policies in Transitional Societies: The Croatian Perspective
Commentary on some questionable features of confiscation proceedings in Croatia
European Criminal Procedure Law in Service of Protection of European Union Financial Interests: State of Play and Challenges
Strengthening the rights of the suspect and the accused in criminal proceedings: a view through the prism of european legal standards
The Rights of Defence in Different Stages of the Croatian Criminal Procedure: Results of Practical Studies
International Encyclopaedia for Criminal Law: Croatia
Criminal law and children
Rights of the child - a multidisciplinary approach
Some issues on regulating the main hearing in the Croatian criminal procedure - normative framework and practice
Moving the limits of the right to a defence counsel under the influence of European criminal law
The relevance of asset recovery policies in transitional societies: the Croatian persepctive
Human rights and fundamental freedoms in croatian penitentiary law
The Principle of non bis in idem in European Criminal Law
Reflections on Reform of Croatian Criminal Procedure through the Perspective of the Defendant's Right to a Fair Trial
Preparatory Colloquium 24-27 September 2013, Antalya (Turkey), Section III: Information Society and Penal Law, Croatia
JUDGEMENT BASED ON PLEA BARGAINING IN CROATIAN CRIMINAL PROCEDURE LAW AND THE CASE LAW OF THE COUNTY COURT IN ZAGREB
PROBATIVE FORCE OF IONVESTIGATION RESULTS ACCORDING TO THE PROPOSAL OF THE NEW CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ACT
Application of the theory of appearances within the principle of equality of arms
Collection of Statutes for Criminal Procedural Law
Judgments of the European Court for Human Rights against the Republic of Croatia in Criminal Matters
Application of the principle of non bis in idem in croatian criminal law
Legal remedy procedure - appeal
Penal procedural law-Casebook
A Blueprint for the European Public Prosecutor’s Office? EU model rules of criminal procedure
Seminar: The most recent case law of the European court for human rights concerning criminal law, 13 and 14 November 2012, Strasbourg, France
Comentary of Act on the Procedure of Confiscation of Pecuniary Gain Acquired through a Criminal Offence and Misdemeanour
Judicial review of the indictment
Act on the Procedure of Confiscation of Pecuniary Gain Acquired through a Criminal Offence and Misdemeanour: some open questions and possible solutions
The principle of equality of arms in the matter of expert evidence in the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights
Establishing the pecuniary gain acquired through a criminal offence through the application of the gross or the net principle regarding the legal nature of the (extended) confiscation of pecuniary gain
The reforms of contemporary French criminal procedure from the aspects of strengthening the procedural role of the State Attorney
Modern preliminary criminal procedure in the Republic of Croatia and in Europe
Reform of Croatian economic criminal law
On the Occasion of the Judgement of the European Court of Human Rights in the Maresti vs. Croatia Case – Analysis of Possible Influences on the Reform of Misdemeanours Law in the Republic of Croatia
Annual Forum on Combating Corruption and Fraud in the EU 2009 with an Emphasis on the Confiscation of the Proceeds of Crime. ERA, Trier, 19-20 February 2009
The Criminal Responsibility Of The Legal Entities In Croatian Law- The Inspirations From The French Law And Certain Peculiarities Of The Croatian Legislation
Coercive actions and measures for acquiring objects for the needs of the criminal procedure: novelties in the draft criminal procedure act of june 2008
The defendant's right to examine prosecution witnesses in the stage of investigation as an important aspect of the principle of equality of arms of parties in criminal proceedings (on the occasion of the judgment of the European court of human rights in the Kovač vs. Croatia case)
The Principle of Equality of Arms as a Constitutive Element of the Right to a Fair Trial under Article 6 of the European Convention of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms
The principle of equality of arms in criminal matters in the jurisprudence of the EUropean Court of Human Rights and in comparative law (Croatian, French)
Confiscation of illegally acquired pecuniary gain
XVIIIth Conference of the Croatian Association of Criminal Sciences
Criminal Command Responsibility
Plaider coupable - a new alternative to the traditional criminal procedure in French law
Plaider coupable - a new alternative to the traditional criminal procedure in French law
Confiscation of property gain acquired through a criminal offence
Establishing the pecuniary gain acquired through a criminal offence in Croatian judicial practice (with research on judicial practice at Zagreb county court)
TYPES AND RANGES OF PUNISHMENTS APPLIED THROUGH THE INSTRUMENT OF A CRIMINAL ORDER AND THEIR RELATION WITH PUNISHMENTS PRONOUNCED BY THE COURTS IN CRIMINAL SENTENCES
Seminar on International Criminal Law: International cooperation in criminal matters, Syracuse, 6-29 May 2004
DISPOSSESSION OF PROPERTY GAINS OBTAINED BY A CRIMINAL ACT IN CASES OF ORGANIZED CRIME - THE REVIEW OF THE PROBLEMS OF THE REDUCTION OF THE STANDARD OF EVIDENCE AND THE INVERSION OF THE BURDEN OF PROOF
ON THE LEGAL CHARACTER OF THE INSTITUTE OF CRIMINAL FORFEITURE IN COMPARATIVE LAW AND CROATIAN LAW
THE AMERICAN FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM AS JUSTIFICATION FOR THE USE OF EXTORTION OF DEPOSITION METHODS (“STRESS AND DURESS” TACTICS)
Symposium on the Legal Protection of Persons with mental Disorders in the Republic of Croatia: Analysis of Legal Solutions and Practice - de lege lata, de lege ferenda, Psychiatric Hospital Vrapče in Zagreb, 8-9 May 2003
Conference on the Impact of Community Law/European Union Law on the National Criminal Law of the Member States, Faculty of Law in Zagreb, 26 March 2003
Is german juvenile penal law still contemporary?
International conference "European penal law and Switzerland"
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