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Zvonimir Šeparović[pronunciation?] (born 14 September 1928) is a Croatian jurist[1] and politician. Šeparović was a professor of Criminal Law at the University of Zagreb. He was also known as the pioneer of victimology and a vocal opponent of death penalty.

Zvonimir Šeparović
7th Minister of Justice of Croatia
In office
15 April 1999 – 27 January 2000
Prime MinisterZlatko Mateša
Preceded byMilan Ramljak
Succeeded byStjepan Ivanišević
4th Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
31 July 1991 – 27 May 1992
Prime MinisterFranjo Gregurić
Preceded byDavorin Rudolf
Succeeded byZdenko Škrabalo
Personal details
Born (1928-09-14) 14 September 1928 (age 90)
Blato, Kingdom of Yugoslavia
Political partyCroatian Democratic Union
Spouse(s)Branka Šeparović
Alma materUniversity of Zagreb
University of Ljubljana

Although he lacked any formal party or political affiliation, in 1991 he became foreign minister in the "National Government" of Franjo Gregurić. In 1992 he became the Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations. He remained active in public life and did at one point become both a member of the Croatian Democratic Union (HDZ) as well as a member of the party's Central Committee.[2]

In 2000, he entered the presidential race as an independent candidate, opposed to the official HDZ candidate Mate Granić. He finished last and, immediately after being informed about projected results, urged his supporters to vote for Dražen Budiša in the second round.[citation needed]

Personal lifeEdit

Šeparović's wife, Branka, is a Croatian Radiotelevision reporter.[3]


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Government offices
Preceded by
Davorin Rudolf
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Zdenko Škrabalo
Preceded by
Milan Ramljak
Minister of Justice
Succeeded by
Stjepan Ivanišević
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Office established
0Permanent Representative of Croatia to the United Nations0
Succeeded by
Mario Nobilo
Academic offices
Preceded by
Vladimir Stipetić
00Rector of the University of Zagreb00
Succeeded by
Marijan Šunjić