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Ivo Josipović (Zagreb, 1957) served as the President of Croatia from 2010 to 2015. As politician, he promoted reconciliation in the S.E. Europe, human rights and fight against corruption.
Before presidential mandate, he has been a university professor (international Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure), member of Parliament and composer. He has published several books and 85 scientific papers dealing with international criminal law, criminal procedure and human rights.
As composer, Josipovic wrote some 60 compositions for orchestra and soloists, which have been performed and recorded by prominent artists.
Josipovic received honorary doctorate from Immanuel Kant University (Kaliningrad) and Istanbul University. He has received prestigious domestic and international awards for his work in the field of human rights, ecumenicalism and art. Among many recognitions and decorations, he received the European Medal of Tolerance from the European Union, the Premio Galileo 2000 Award for art and Grand Prix of the European Broadcasting Union.