Milica Kostic is the Program Director for the Global Transitional Justice Initiative, the Coalition’s flagship program on transitional justice. Milica is a lawyer with ten years of experience specializing in transitional justice, human rights, accountability and reparations, advocacy and capacity building. Prior to joining the Coalition, Milica worked for two partner organizations of the Global Transitional Justice Initiative and has been involved with the Initiative since its inception in 2014.
Milica was a Project Director at PILPG, leading an international investigation mission into mass atrocity crimes committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar. Previously, she was the Legal Program Director of the Humanitarian Law Center, a regional transitional justice NGO, based in Serbia. Milica managed the Center’s legal program – monitoring war crimes trials, representing victims both in war crimes trials and reparation proceedings, investigating crimes against international law committed during the conflicts in the former Yugoslavia, and initiating criminal proceedings against suspected perpetrators before local and international tribunals. Milica has also worked at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s Dispute Resolution Group, the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and as an Assistant professor in Public International Law at the Union University Law School in Belgrade.
Milica holds a summa cum laude Bachelor of Laws degree from Union University Law School and a Master of Laws degree from the University of Michigan Law School. She has also received specialized training on conflict-related sexual and gender-based violence at The Hague Academy of International Law. Milica is an editor and author of over a dozen publications on transitional justice.