31 / EU SUBSTANTIVE CRIMINAL LAW AND THE PROTECTION OF VICTIMS

Advanced Seminar in EU Criminal Law and Policy (2018): Enhancement of Victims Protection and Building Mutual Trust in the EU

23 – 27 April 2018        Send to printer


Course directors

Vesna Nikolić Ristanović, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Maja Munivrana Vajda, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ksenija Turković, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
Marc Engelhart, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg, Germany


Course description:

The main objective of this course is to transfer advanced knowledge and understanding of the EU Criminal Law and Policy dealing with the Enhancement of Victims’s Protection within the EU: Building Mutual Trust Between the EU Member States. The Advanced Seminar will provide a venue not only for transfer of knowledge to students and young researchers, but also for an intense academic dialogue between eminent experts in the field (including policy makers), with the aim to create a sustainable network. The course lecturers, eminent experts form the EU, Balkan region, USA and Russia will be addressing the contemporary topics and challanges

This Jean Monnet Advanced Seminar is co-sponsored by the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (Croatia), and Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany).

The course is open to interested participants from academia, foremost graduate and postgraduate law students, but also to students of political sciences, sociology, journalism, police academy, etc., as well as experts and practitioners from government institutions and members of the NGO sector, lawyers and prosecutors.

While the morning classes will be given by course lecturers, renowned experts in the field, afternoons will be devoted to short presentations by the students on a topic of their own choice, related to any of the themes covered by this course. Presentations of 15 minutes in English language qualify students for graduation from the course and lead to course certificate and 4 ECTS points, recognized by the Faculty of Law in Zagreb. Participants are also encouraged to take an active part in discussions following the lectures and in the afternoons. The Course is accredited under the name: EU Substantive Criminal Law and Protection of Victims

There is no course fee. All participants (including students enrolled at the Zagreb Faculty of Law) are required to pay a 50 EUR fee directly to IUC upon arrival. The online application is open until April, 5, 2018.

For further questions and discussions please visit our Facebook page: ″EU Substantive Criminal Law and Protection of Victims” or contact student teaching assistants: Domagoj Grgurević (grgurevicdomagoj@gmail.com) and Nikola Besek (nikola.besek@gmail.com). Regarding the scientific program, please contact course directors: suncana.roksandic@pravo.hr; maja.munivrana@pravo.hr; m.engelhart@mpicc.de.

Apply for this course:

Open Call and more info can be found here:

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Course lecturers

Sanja Ćopić, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Gleb Bogush, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia
Davor Derenčinović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Maja Munivrana Vajda, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Aleksandar Maršavelski, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Zoran Burić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
John Vervaele, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Marc Englehart , Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany
Nandor Knust , Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany
Ksenija Turković, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
Els De Busser, University of Leiden, Netherlands
Andrej Božinovski , Primary Court 1, Macedonia
Katalin Ligeti, University of Luxembourg , Luxembourg
Oswald Jansen, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Mark Drumbl, Washington and Lee University, United States
Siniša Rodin, European Court of Justice, Croatia


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