Ministarstvo vanjskih i europskih poslova RH

Toma Galli, Assistant Minister

 

Born:

  • 28 October 1968, Zagreb

 

Education:

  • 2012 – research semester in the History of Public International Law at the Columbia University, New York
  • 2000 – postgraduate studies in Public and Private International Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
  • 1999 – three-month course at the Vienna Diplomatic Academy
  • 1999 – senior at the Zagreb Faculty of Philosophy of the Society of Jesus
  • 1998 – senior at the Croatian Centre, University of Zagreb
  • 1997 – graduated from the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb; thesis on “Public International Law: Privileges and Immunities of Diplomatic Representatives”

 

Professional experience:

  • 2016 – Assistant Minister for International Legal Affairs
  • 2013-2016 – Head of the Directorate for International Law, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
  • 2014 – Deputy President of the Constitutional Court to the European Commission for Democracy through Law (Venice Commission)
  • 2013 – Croatian representative to the Council of Europe’s Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law (CAHDI)
  • 2013 – Croatian representative to the EU Council’s Working Group on Public International Law (COJUR), Working Party on Public International Law - International Criminal Court(COJUR-ICC) and Working Party on the Law of the Sea (COMAR 2014-2015)
  • 2013 – first assistant to the Chair of the UN Peacebuilding Commission
  • 2010-2013 – legal advisor at the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Croatia to the United Nations in New York
  • 2008-2009 – member of the Croatian Security Council Team in charge of Afghanistan, Cote d’Ivoire, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Western Sahara, 1540 Committee (nonproliferation of weapons of mass distraction to non-state actors) and 1718 Committee (North Korea)
  • 2008-2013 – Croatian Mission to the United Nations in New York
  • 2007-2008 – Head of the Division for General and Special Issues of International Law, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration
  • 2006-2007 – first advisor to the Chair of Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons
  • 2002-2007. – Croatian Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, in charge of affairs concerning disarmament, international humanitarian law, MOCK and MFCK
  • 2000 – Depository of the Collection of International Treaties at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 1998 – Section for International Legal Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

Other activities:

  • 2002-2015 – participated in the capacity of delegation member, lecturer or moderator in numerous international diplomatic conferences, negotiations, forums and workshops
  • 2001 – in cooperation with Božidar Bakotić, professor of International Law at the Faculty of Law, University in Zagreb, edited a Collection of Treaties Regulating the Waging of War, edited by the ICRC
  • 2001 – Croatian translation of “Restriction on Waging the War” by Fritz Kalshoven, edited by the ICRC
  • 1995 – cofounder and coeditor of Scopus, student magazine for philosophical explorations
  • 1995 – took part in Operation Storm
  • 1990-1992 – took part in the Croatian War of Independence  

 

 

Publications:

  • 2016 – Universal Jurisdiction or Regional Lawfare, European Journal for International Law, http://www.ejiltalk.org/author/tomagalli/
  • 2016 – Is the Idea of Greater Serbia Immortal, Vijenac, Zagreb
  • 2016 – Misuse of the Universal Jurisdiction by Serbia, Vijenac, Zagreb
  • 2016 – Analysis of the International Court of Justice Ruling in the Dispute between Croatia and Serbia on the Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, scientific review, Academy of Legal Sciences Yearbook, Zagreb  
  • 2015 – The Hague Tribunal Confirms the Ethnic Cleansing of Croats, Vijenac, Zagreb 
  • 2011 – Analysis of the International Court of Justice Advisory Opinion on the Accordance of Kosovo’s Unilateral Declaration of Independence with the International Law, Collected Papers of the Faculty of Law, Zagreb
  • 2010 – The Contribution of UNSCR 1540 to Non-Proliferation and Maritime Security, Combined Joint Operation from the Sea Centre of Excellence Review, Norfolk, Virginia
  • 2010 – Conference on Disarmament: Its Glorious History, Non-Existent Present and Uncertain Future, Martinus Njihoff Publishers, Leiden/Boston
  • 2007 – Universalization of the Convention on the Prohibition of Antipersonnel Mines: Its Foundations, Current Status and the Future, original scientific paper, Collected Papers of the Faculty of Law, Zagreb
  • 2007 – Cluster Munitions – Real Danger or Prejudice, original scientific paper, Collected Papers of the Faculty of Law, Zagreb
  • 2005 – The Road to the New Protocol on Explosive Remnants of War, original scientific paper, Collected Papers of the Faculty of Law, Zagreb
  • 1999 – Concept of Art in the Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche, Scopus, Zagreb
  • 1998 – Four Legal Issues from the Summa Theologica of St. Tomas Aquinas, Jurist – Journal for Legal and Social Issues, Zagreb   

 

Languages:

  • Croatian – native language
  • English – C2 (mastery)
  • French – B1 (intermediate)
  • German – A2 (elementary)