Dragan Jocić

President of the Appellate Court in Niš and a Supreme Court of Cassation judge

He has been sitting as a Supreme Court of Cassation judge since 2012 and as an Acting President of the Appellate Court in Niš since November 2017.

He started his judicial career at the Municipal Court in Smederevo in 1981, and after eleven years he continued as a District Court judge in Smederevo.
In March 2005 he took the office of a Supreme Court of Cassation judge where, in addition to adjudicating in cases within regular jurisdiction of the Supreme Court, he also acted in cases of organized crime.

He served as a Steering Committee member on the Council of Europe’s Human Rights-Based Judiciary project in two terms of tenure i.e. until closing of the project.

Through numerous study visits he has gained a valuable experience in international practice.

Professional papers published:

  • Interim Safeguard Actions in the Law on Criminal Procedure, Court Practice Bulletin of the Supreme Court of Serbia, No.4/2006,
    Inconsistencies in the Criminal Code, Criminal Law Association and the OSCE, 2008,
  • Voice of the Judiciary and the Administration, Court Practice Bulletin of the Supreme Court of Serbia, No.1/2009,
  • Possible Improvements in the Criminal Code, Court Practice Bulletin of the Supreme Court of Serbia, No.2/2009,
  • Abuse of Office and Position of Responsibility, Court Practice Bulletin of the Supreme Court of Cassation, No.2/2013,
  • Prohibition of Mitigated Sentence, Court Practice Bulletin of the Appellate Court in Niš, No.1/2013,
  • Abuse of Office by an Official and Responsible Person, Serbian Association for Criminal Law and Practice, 2013
  • Trading in Influence, Serbian Association for Criminal Law and Practice, 2014,
  • Violations of Law by a judge, lay judge, public prosecutor and his/her deputy, Serbian Association for Criminal Law and Practice, 2015,
  • A Contribution to a Public Debate on the Proposed Amendments and Supplements to the CC, 
  • Bulletin of the Supreme Court of Cassation 2/2015,
  • Violation of the Principle of Legality as a Consequence of Limited Action by Courts of Appeals, Bulletin of the Supreme Court of Cassation 2/2017