Miloš Hrnjaz

NSI Affiliate Researcher


Belgrade, Serbia



Miloš Hrnjaz is an Associate Professor of International Law at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Political Science where he teaches Public International Law, Use of Force in International Law, and International Humanitarian Law. In 2016 he obtained a PhD degree after defending his doctoral dissertation at the University of Belgrade titled Formation and Identification of International Customary Law: the Practice of International Court of Justice. His latest research is focused on the classification of armed conflicts with a special emphasis on armed conflicts in Yugoslavia. He was a Research Fellow at the Geneva Academy of IHL and Human Rights, American University – Washington College of Law, and Leiden University. His professional experience includes also a post of a Personal Assistant of a Chief Legal Advisor in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Serbia. He is one of the co-founders of the Belgrade International Law Circle.

    • Hrnjaz, M., & Radončić, M. (2023). Geneva, We Have a Problem: Internationalisation of Armed Conflicts through Indirect Intervention Remains a Dead Letter. Israel Law Review, 1–33.
    • Hrnjaz, M. (2021). The Dissolution of Yugoslavia before the Court: The Legal Classification of Armed Conflicts in Yugoslavia before Serbian Courts (Original title: Raspad Jugoslavije pred sudom: pravna kvalifikacija oružanih sukoba u Jugoslaviji u praksi sudova u Srbiji). OSCE.
    • Hrnjaz, M. (2021). Nature of Customary International Law: All We Need is Practice. Pravni zapisi, XII(2), 550–576.
    • Hrnjaz, M., & Simentic Popovic, J. (2020). Protracted Armed Violence as a Criterion for the Existence of Non-International Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law, International Criminal Law and Beyond. Journal of Conflict and Security Law, 25(3), 473–500.
    • Hrnjaz, M. (2019). The United States of America and the Islamic Republic of Iran: An International Armed Conflict of Low Intensity. War Report 2019. Geneva Academy.
    • Hrnjaz, M. (2019). Yugoslavia and Self-determination of Peoples: The Power to Create and the Power to Destroy. Journal of Regional Security.
    • Hrnjaz, M. (2019). Eastern Europe Before the World Court: Thumbelina of International Legal Order? Zbornik radova Pravnog fakulteta u Nišu, 99–117.
    • Hrnjaz, M., & Milošević, A. (2018). Exploring Serbia – Kosovo trade relations: Achieving peace through trade interdependence? Ethnopolitics, 17(1), 95–112.
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