Ivana Milas Klarić, Ph. D., Croatian Ombudswoman for Children, teaches Family Law at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb where she is employed as an assistant professor. Her specific areas of interest are: custody, autonomy of will and medical law, especially from the point of view of protection of children and adults with disabilities. Ms Klarić has participated in many international and domestic academic and professional conferences and has published many academic and professional articles. She was a member of several working groups for the drafting of regulations and is an editorial board member of several scientific journals in the fields of law and social work. She is co-editor of the proceedings “Protecting the Best Interest of the Child” (2015). She was a member of the expert team for drafting the Council of Europe Strategy for the Rights of the Child (2016-2021).