Josip Kregar

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Josip Kregar
Personal details
Born (1953-01-01) 1 January 1953 (age 66)
Ogulin, Croatia
Political partyNone (Supporting member of the Social Democratic Party of Croatia)

Josip Kregar (born 1 January 1953) is a Croatian sociologist, jurist and politician. Kregar is a tenured professor at the University of Zagreb Faculty of Law and an independent member of the Zagreb City Council since 2009. Between 2005 and 2009 he was the dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Zagreb.

Kregar was born in Ogulin and went to grade school in Novi Vinodolski. He finished gymnasium in Šibenik and graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb in 1976. He obtained a master's degree in public administration and political science in 1982. Since 1986 he has worked as a lecturer at the Law Faculty, teaching sociology of law. In 1991 he obtained a doctorate in law. He has authored and co-authored six books on the subject of law sociology, has participated in several research projects on the topic of public administration and has been a consultant for both the Zagreb city government and the Croatian Government on these and similar issues. Kregar authored the Croatian translation of the European Convention on Human Rights.

In 2000, Kregar was appointed interim mayor of Zagreb for two months. In the local elections of 2009, Kregar organized an independent (non-party) list and achieved substantial success, joining forces with Velimir Srića (another University of Zagreb professor, from the Faculty of Economics) to win five seats in the city council, as well as having entered the second round of mayoral elections, despite majority support for Milan Bandić. Kregar received 69,744 votes or 23.18% in the first round, and 88,832 votes or 36.62% in the second round.

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