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Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekic

Senior Advisor, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, Visiting Professor, Law School University of Rome 3; School of Governance, LUISS, Rome; Law School, Univeristy of Belgrade

Ugljesa (Ugi) Zvekić, is a former Ambassador of the Republic of Serbia to the United Nations Office in Geneva (2009-2013); the former President of the General Assemblies of the World Intelectual Property Organization (WIPO) as well as the Chair of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).

Until 1999 he was a Deputy Director of the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) based in Italy. From 1999 to 2004 he headed the anti-crime programme of the United Nations regional office for Southern Africa, based in Pretoria, South Africa. Until his retirement from the United Nations in September 2009, he was in charge of the Strategic Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime in Vienna, Austria.

He has published extensively on crime and development, and reform of the criminal justice system from the perspective of human rights and international standards. He has taught in many academic institutions worldwide.

Other Experts

Alan Cole
Alan Cole

Head, Global Maritime Crime Programme, UNODC

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Rachel Locke
Rachel Locke

Director, International Interventions, National Network for Safe Communities, John Jay College of Criminal Justice

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Rob McCusker
Rob McCusker

Director of the Centre for Fraud and Financial Crime and Reader in Fraud and Financial Crime within Teesside University Business School

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Sarah F. Cliffe
Sarah F. Cliffe

Director, Centre on International Cooperation (CIC) Chair, Global Initiative Advisory Board

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Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo
Lucia Bird Ruiz-Benitez de Lugo

Senior Fellow, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime

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James Soiles
James Soiles

Senior Advisor, Dept. of Homeland Security/FLETC

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