The Governing Board is the executive body of the Centre. It is responsible for the implementation of the Objectives of the Centre, as established by the Statutes and the decisions of the Assembly. The Governing Board has 7 members who are elected and recalled by the Assembly. The term of the members of the Governing Board is 4 years. They can be re-elected to the same position.
Members of the Governing Board are:
Dr Vesna Pešić, sociologist. She was a senior science associate at the Institute of Philosophy and Social Theory. She is the founder of numerous peace and human rights organizations, including, in 1991, the Centre for Antiwar Action – the first antiwar organization in Serbia. She has resided at the United States Institute of Peace, founded by the US Congress in recognition of contribution to the development of democracy and civil society. Her many honors include the Award for Democracy of the U.S. National Foundation for Democracy (1993), the W. Averell Harriman Award of the U.S. National Institute for Democracy (1997) from Washington D.C., the Andrei Sakharov Award from the Norwegian Helsinki Committee and the Sakharov Foundation for Freedom (1997) and the City of Esslingen Human Rights Prize for political courage and sincerity (2001). She is praised as ‘”contributor in developing democracy and civil society”‘ from Institute of Peace, founded by United States Congress. In 1997, she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She was the President of the Civic Alliance of Serbia from 1992 to 1998, one of the leaders of the democratic coalition ‘Together’ and a member of parliament from 1993 to 1997. She has published many scientific works and has taken part in numerous scientific events in the fields of sociology, democracy and human rights in Serbia and abroad.
Miloš Stojković, lawyer, graduated from the Law School Belgrade University in 2007. Passed bar exam and admitted to the Belgrade Bar Chamber in 2015. Expert in the field of media, telecommunications, personal data protection, copy rights and advertising. From 2008-2012, stint with the Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Society, where he was a Legal advisor and a Head of regulatory department in the Sector for electronic communications. Participated in a number of working groups drafting laws and regulations in the field of media, telecommunications and advertising. External consultant of SHARE foundation. Member of the legal team of the Association of Independent Electronic Media (ANEM).
Dr Dubravka Stojanović, historian, holds an MA and PhD from the Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, where she is a professor at the Department of History, Chair for General Modern History. She deals with the issue of democracy in Serbia and the Balkans in the late 19th and early 20th century, interpretations of history in modern Serbian schoolbooks (Vice-president of the Balkan History Education Committee), social history, processes of modernization, the history of women in Serbia. She is one of the editors of the ‘Yearbook of Social History’. She was a courses coordinator of Gender and Peace Studies, as well as in the Alternative Academic Educational Network. She received the City of Belgrade Award for Social Sciences and the Humanities in 2003 for the book ‘Serbia and Democracy: 1903-1914’, and received the French National Order of Merit (Ordre national du Mérite) in 2015.
Dr Vesna Petrović received her Bachelors degree in 1978 and her Masters degree in 1988 from the University of Belgrade’s Faculty of Law. She received her Doctoral degree from the Law Faculty at Union University. She passed the judicial exam in 1982. In addition to her regular work in the Archives of Serbia and teaching in the field of archivist work, she also became engaged early on in human rights protection with the Yugoslav Forum for Human Rights, the first organization of its kind in Yugoslavia. She was active with the Centre for Anti-War action, where she spent several years leading a helpline for human rights victims. From 2001 to 2004, she held the position of Chief Cabinet Minister of Foreign Affairs of Serbia and Montenegro. As one of the founders of the Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, she has represented the Centre in numerous international gatherings, and has edited several books on human rights.