Members of the Human Rights Commission

Mehmed DekovicMr. Mehmed Deković
Appointed by the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Mr. Deković was born in Podgorica and completed his education in Sarajevo where he graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Sarajevo on 30 June 1959. He worked as court and law clerk, and in 1963 he passed the qualifying exam for judge. He worked as a case lawyer and in 1967 as the Head of the legal department of the Institute for Social Insurance of the Republic. He has worked as a judge at the Municipality Court in Sarajevo (1971-1975); at the Commercial Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina (1975-1980); and at the Supreme Court of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1983 to 1996. He also has been a member of several expert commissions. Mr. Dekovic is the author of several books on employment and property rights; has published articles in several law magazines; and is the main editor of the magazine "Pravna Misao". He published more than 200 legal articles /"Informator" Zagreb, "Savremena praksa" Beograd, ZIPS and "Pravna misao" Sarajevo/. As lecturer he has appeared on many international and national symposiums. He was the President of the Election Commission of the Republic (1987-1990). He was a member of the Commission for Qualifying Exam for Judges, the Commission for state officials and petty offence judges.

Zelimir JukaMr. Želimir Juka
Appointed by the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina

Educated at the University of Sarajevo, Mr. Juka was appointed as a judge of District Court II in Sarajevo until 1969. Afterwards, he was nominated Deputy of the Municipality and District Attorney in Split, and Deputy Republic Public Attorney from 1983 until 1994, when he was appointed as a judge of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Bosnia and Herzegovina. He resigned from the Constitutional Court in 1996. He also served as a Deputy Prosecutor for the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 1997, but resigned in 1998.

Miodrag PajicMr. Miodrag Pajić
Appointed by the Republika Srpska

After graduating from the Faculty of Law in Banja Luka, Mr. Pajić worked as an Agent, the Director of legal and personnel sector and the Director of the large Manufacturing Company in Brčko. In 1990, Mr. Pajić was appointed as the Director of Legal Property Department and Cadastral Survey in the Municipality of Brčko and as a member of the Brčko Municipality Government. He performed the duty of the Secretary of the Municipality Brčko. He was also Mayor of Brčko from March 1994 until 1997, a member of the Government of the Brčko District and the Vice-President of the Transitional Assembly of the Brčko District of Bosnia and Herzegovina.