Dr Jelena Gligorijevic

Dr Jelena Gligorijevic

Position: Affiliated Member

Centre affiliation: Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory

Email: Jelena.Gligorijevic@anu.edu.au

Location: ANU College of Law, Bld 7, Fellows Rd, Acton ACT 2600


PhD (Cantab.); LLM (First Class Hons) (Cantab.); LLB (First Class Hons) (Cantuar.); BA (Cantuar.); FHEA; Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Dr Jelena Gligorijevic specialises in media law, and constitutional law and theory, with particular interest and expertise in privacy law.

Dr Gligorijevic holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College), and an LLM (First Class Honours) also from the University of Cambridge. Her LLB (First Class Honours) and BA (German, and Political Science) are from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand.

Her doctoral work, which has been cited in the Cambridge Law Journal (2019), examined the nature and resolution of rights conflicts by common law courts, focusing on the conflict between privacy and freedom of expression. Her PhD was conferred by the University of Cambridge in 2020. 

Dr Gligorijevic's article on an Australian common law tort of interference with privacy will be published in the UNSW Law Journal in 2021. Her article on children’s privacy was published in the Human Rights Law Review, and her article on privacy and proportionality was published in Public Law. She has also published in the Journal of Media Law, on open justice, privacy and freedom of expression, and in the New Zealand Law Journal, on parliamentary privilege. 

Dr Gligorijevic’s 2019 UKCLA note, ‘Unconstitutional Abuse of Parliamentary Privilege’, was cited by the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales in his Commonwealth Law Conference address. Her other commentaries on constitutional and media law have been cited by scholars in the UK, US, Israel and Australia, including her 2020 note on 'Government Accountability for the Lawfulness of Lockdown', cited in the Public Law Review.   

Dr Gligorijevic is currently assisting with a major government-funded review of Tasmania's privacy laws.

In addition to her own scholarship on privacy law, Dr Gligorijevic has been invited to write book reviews on the literature on privacy law, including, most recently, by the Cambridge Law Journal.

Dr Gligorijevic has been invited to present her work to the Cambridge Centre for Public Law; Cambridge Forum for Legal and Political Philosophy; Society of Legal Scholars; biennial Public Law Conference; Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne; Trinity College, Dublin; McGill University, Montreal; Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität, Münster; KU Leuven; Università Degli Studi di Genova; and Trinity Forum, Cambridge.

Dr Gligorijevic is the founding convenor of the ANU Law & Philosophy Forum, which promotes research, discussion, and exchanges on various topics in law and philosophy, covering both private law and public law, both legal and political philosophy. Dr Gligorijevic is also the founding convenor of the ANU Media Law seminar series.

Before her studies at Cambridge, Dr Gligorijevic practised as a solicitor in commercial law in Wellington, New Zealand, specialising in public law and international trade. 

Privacy, Freedom of expression, Defamation, Analytic philosophy, Proportionality, Parliamentary privilege, Rule of Law

  • J Gligorijevic "A Common Law Tort of Interference with Privacy for Australia: Reaffirming ABC v Lenah Game Meats" (2021) 44(2) UNSW Law Journal (forthcoming).

  • J Gligorijevic "Children’s privacy: The Role of Parental Control and Consent" (2019) 19(2) Human Rights Law Review 201-229.
  • J Gligorijević "Privacy at the Intersection of Public Law and Private Law" [2019] Public Law 563-580.

  • J Gligorijević “Publication restrictions on judgments and judicial proceedings: problems with the presumptive equivalence of rights” (2017) 9(2) Journal of Media Law 215-231.

  • J Gligorijevic “Parliamentary privilege reaffirmed” [2014] NZLJ 393.

Book reviews:

  • J Gligorijevic "Protecting Personal Information: The Right to Privacy Reconsidered by A Monti and R Wacks" (2020) 79(3) Cambridge Law Journal 192.

Media / Online articles:

Editorial Board, Federal Law Review.

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Member of the ANU Centre for Moral, Social and Political Theory.

ANU Law & Philosophy Forum, founding convenor. 

Visitors Committee, ANU College of Law.

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