Nikola Hajdin

Name:Nikola Hajdin
Title :
Doctoral Candidate

Phone:08-16 13 73
Fax:08-612 41 09
Room:C 642

Public International Law


Nikola is a doctoral candidate in international law and a fellow at the Stockholm Centre for International Law and Justice. His research focuses on the outer limits of individual criminal responsibility for State aggression and distinction between principal and accessorial responsibility for the crime of aggression. According to the Rome Statute’s definition, only a person in a position of control over or to direct State’s political or military acts could be liable for the crime. This raises issue of how to allocate criminal responsibility within a vast bureaucratic apparatus where jus ad bellum decisions are normally not vested in a very narrow circle of leaders.

Nikola teaches international public law, international criminal law, international human rights law and legal English at Stockholm University. He was a guest lecturer at Uppsala University and Swedish Defence University.

In 2015, Nikola was awarded with Master of Laws in International Human Rights Law (Lund University). He defended his master thesis with distinction which led to an article in the International Criminal Law Review. In 2012, he finished his first master’s and defended his thesis on the Right to Liberty and Security of Person (Belgrade University).

Before coming to Stockholm, Nikola was an intern at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg. Between 2015 and 2016, Nikola worked for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court where he participated as a co-drafter in the project of drafting the Policy on Children. In 2016 he worked as a Case Reporter for the Oxford Reports on International Law. In 2015, he was a research assistant to Professor John Cerone at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights. From 2014, he published peer-reviewed academic articles in international journals, book chapters, case notes for the Oxford University Press, and a few blogs, all related to the issues in international law.

Previously Nikola worked three years in a criminal law office situated in Belgrade where he passed the Bar Exam in 2013. He obtain his Bachelor of Laws in 2010 (four-year program).