President of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb
1980 Graduation from Faculty of Law, Zagreb
1985 Masters degree in Criminal Procedure Law
1994 Doctor's degree
Graduate in Composition from the Zagreb Music Academy
since 2010 President of the Republic of Croatia, Zagreb
Prior to his election to the office of the President, Josipović was a university professor, a member of the Croatian Parliament and a composer. He taught Criminal Procedure Law, International Penal Law and Misdemeanour Law. At the Zagreb Music Academy he taught Harmony. He has composed some 50 compositions for different ensembles.
He has collaborated with a host of Croatian and foreign state, scholarly, university and artistic institutions. As a legal expert he took part in the UN PrepCom for the establishment of the International Criminal Court as well as at the Rome Diplomatic Conference. He was an associate-expert of the Council of Europe for monitoring prison systems in a number of countries. As a legal expert he drafted or co-drafted a number of Croatian legislative bills. He represented Croatia before the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Court of Justice (ICJ). He represented Croatia before the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia. He participated in a number of international projects, and as an expert of the Council of Europe, he participated in the evaluation of prisons in Ukraine, Mongolia and Azerbaijan.
He won the Presidential elections on 10 January 2010 and took his oath of office as President of the Republic of Croatia on 18 February 2010.
For a number of years, President Josipović was Director of one of the largest festivals of contemporary music, Music Biennale Zagreb, and Secretary-General of the Croatian Composers' Society.
He is a member of a number of legal and artistic associations both at home and abroad, inter alia, the World Academy of Art and Science, Hrvatski pravni centar [Croatian Law Centre], Hrvatsko drustvo za europsko pravo [Croatian Society for European Law], Hrvatsko udruzenje za kaznene znanosti i praksu [Croatian Association for Penal Science and Practice].