Main Research Interests:
Human Rights Law, LGBTIQ+ rights, Anti-Discrimination Law
Melanija Jančić is an Assistant Professor in Family and Succession Law and in Human Rights Law at the Faculty of European Legal and Political Studies in Novi Sad, University Business Academy in Novi Sad. Before her academic career, she gained practical legal experience and skills as a law clerk in the Law firm Tomislav Šunjka in Novi Sad. She finished PhD studies in the field of Human Rights Law at the Faculty of Law, University Union in Belgrade and defended her dissertation on 20th June 2017. The title of her dissertation is ”The Prohibition of Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity”. This is the first PhD dissertation in the field of discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, the LGBT rights and transsexuality in Serbia. During her PhD studies, she attended the School of Human Rights organized by the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights in Belgrade in November 2011. In order to deepen her research and comparative analysis in Anti-Discrimination Law she spent two and a half months as a visiting research fellow at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague, Netherlands (from 29th Feb – 15th May 2016). Melanija is also a member of the International Society of Family Law and European Law Institute as well as the member of the Association of Jurists of Serbia and Association of Comparative Law based in Belgrade. Besides human rights and family and succession law, she is especially interested in the field of international law and international relations. She attended and participated in many international and domestic conferences and is an author of more than twenty published scientific papers and one monograph.
- Transgender Issues Before the Constitutional Court of Serbia, International Survey of Family Law, Edition 2019, ed. Margaret Brinig, Intersentia, pp. 271-280
- Еvolucija prava transseksualnih osoba kroz evoluciju umnosti sudija Evropskog suda za ljudska prava (The Evolution of the Rights of Transsexual Persons), Pravni život (Legal Life), No. 10/2019, pp. 117-131
- Zabrana diskriminacije na osnovu seksualne orijentacije i rodnog identiteta – teorija i praksa (The Prohibition of Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity – Theory and Practice), Novosadski humanitarni centar i Fakultet za pravne i poslovne studije dr Lazar Vrkatić, Univerzitet Union (publishers: Novi Sad Humanitarian Center and The Faculty of law and business studies Dr Lazar Vrkatić, Union University), 2020