Mirko Dukovic

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Mirko Đuković graduated and earned his LL. B. and GDL. degrees from the University of Montenegro in 2009. In 2012 he earned his MA in Law at the POGESTEI program at the University of Belgrade. He continued his education as a student researcher at Kyushu University in Japan, where he pursued his LL.M. degree in International Economic and Business Law defending his thesis: Regulating new technologies in the 21st century: the case of 3D printing in biomedicine. Currently, he is an SJD candidate in Comparative Constitutional Law at CEU and under the supervision of prof. Judit Sandor is writing his thesis titled “Regulatory Avenues for 3D Bioprinting of Human Tissues”.

His teaching career includes teaching assistant positions at the University of Donja Gorica in Montenegro (Introduction to EU Law, Human Rights, and Non-Discrimination Law, Legal and Political System of Montenegro) as well as Central European University (Law and Public Policy, Introduction to the Protection of Human Rights, Legal Research Methodology). At the International Interdisciplinary Romani Studies Postgraduate Specialization Program, he served as a teacher in the Human Rights course. Most recently, Mirko worked as an Assistant Professor of International Human Rights Law and European Law, at the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing.

His research career includes Visiting Research posts at the Center for Ethics and Law in Biomedicine at CEU (CELAB) and Kyushu University School of Law and Political Science.
Under Max Planck Fellowship, he visited Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg. Under the CEU Doctoral Research Support Grant, he was a visiting researcher at Oxford University, Faculty of Law. Currently, he is a visiting researcher at the Alma Mater Studiorum University of Bologna.

In his professional career, he served as an external consultant and/or expert for the European External Action Service, EU Delegation to Montenegro as well as an external evaluator for the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR) project evaluation in Montenegro. He acted as a national consultant for the Council of Europe on the Promotion of Diversity and Equality in Montenegro project. Amongst other activities on the project, he authored Handbook on Anti-Discrimination Law.
He was co-investigator for the World Health Organization project Development of a Tripartite One Health Assessment Tool for AMR-relevant Legislation (research led by Dr. Phoebe Li, Sussex Law School). As a national expert, he contributed to the project Countering Distortion of the Genocide of the Roma in Southeastern Europe – A Key Element for Developing Anti-Racism Strategies and Anti-Discrimination Policies and Practices project, The Auschwitz Institute for the prevention of genocide and mass atrocities, and the François-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights – Harvard University.

His informal education includes training at Hertie School, Kyushu University Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, William W. Fisher III IP law course at Harvard University.

Mirko is a recipient of the National Excellence Award of the Government of Montenegro, the Young Scholar Award of the Montenegrin Academy of Science and Arts as well as 2020 CEU Presidential Scholar Award. He participated in 3Minute Thesis Competition winning the People’s Choice Award.

He is the author and co-author of a number of articles, book chapters, and blog posts on human rights, justice reform, and political system, bioethics, and biotechnology law. His research predominantly focuses on the regulation of new technologies, comparative constitutional law, right to health, bioethics, surrogacy, assisted reproductive technologies, CRISPR and gene editing, and transplantation ethics. His theoretical work includes bioconstitutionalism, biocapitalism, feminist theories on body, bioeconomy, biopolitics, Critical Legal Studies and neo-Marxism, and law and political economy approach to research.

In 2020 upon the invitation by the European Association of Health Law he joined an Interest Research Group on Supranational BioLaw. He is a National Contact Person for the Association.

Most recent Conference Participation:

M. Đuković, presenter: Bioconstitutional Implications on Healthcare: The COVID-19 Pandemic and Beyond, panel chair: Bioconstitutionalism in the post-pandemic world: creating a theoretical framework for better healthcare, 20-22 April 2022, 8th European Conference on Health Law, Ghent;
M. Đuković, From biopolitics to biocapitalism: what’s law got to do with it?, Digital Innovation and Technology for People, 9 December 2021, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Law and Inter-University Centre of Excellence Opatija;
Pin Lean Lau & Mirko Dukovic, Contemporary Iliad's Chimeras: Cognition Commodification of Monstrous Frankensteinian Entities, Human Stewardship and the Law's Dilemmic, Response Critical Legal Conference 2021 on “Frankenlaw”, 3-4 September 2021, University of Dundee (Scotland) and University of Victoria, British Columbia (Canada);
M. Đuković, Human Body as Crux: Covid19 and the Spirit of Capitalism, Global Summit in Constitutionalism, 12-16 January 2021, Chair of the panel: The Constitution of Biopolitics in the 21st Century;
M. Đuković, Life, Law and Entitlements: Constitutional Anxieties and Biotechnology, ICON-S Italian Chapter – Second Conference: “New Technologies and the Future of Public Law”, Florence 22-23 November 2019;
M. Đuković, New technologies in the courtroom: can justice keep up with biotechnological advancements?, 7th European Conference on Health Law, Innovation & Healthcare New Challenges for Europe, Toulouse 28-30 September 2019;


LL.B. University of Montenegro, Faculty of Law
GLD International and European Law, University of Montenegro, Faculty of Law
MA, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Law
LL.M. Kyushu University, Graduate School of Law and Politics