9th Edition "Criminal Law and Human Rights"

3 – 8 April 2017   print this page

Course directors:

Michael Kilchling, Max Planck Institut, Freiburg, Germany
Richard Farkas, DePaul University, Chicago, United States
Charles E. Tucker, World Engagement Institute, Chicago, United States
Davor Derenčinović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac, University of Zagreb, Croatia

Course description:

The course is open to interested participants from academia (undergraduate students in higher years of study, postgraduate students, doctoral candidates, junior researchers), practice (governmental institutions, courts, attorney offices, NGOs etc.), journalists and others. The working language is English; therefore proficiency in English is required.

The course format foresees the active involvement of participants through their participation in the moot court competition, as well as through the less formal discussions during the free time. Interested participants will have the possibility to present their own papers/PhD projects relevant to the topics before a competent panel of senior researchers and professionals. The number of participants will be limited to 40.

All participants are required to pay a 65€ course fee upon admission to the course via bank transfer. There are no additional fees to be paid. The fee includes the course venue costs, a welcome reception, a guided Dubrovnik sightseeing, high-speed Wi-Fi connection, use of IUC computers and printers, costs of materials distributed as well as other IUC facilities. The Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb will sponsor the costs of the selection process, academic materials, occasional snacks & drinks, certificates and rewards for winners in the moot court as well as best student presentation.

The participation/attendance certificate issued by the course director and IUC Dubrovnik is equivalent to 4 ECTS, also sponsored by the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. For covering travel and accomodation expensses, we strongly advise interested participants to contact their home institutions as well as other fundations that finance educational courses - we can provide interested participants with formal invitation letters if needed. The on-line application procedure will be open until the 1st February 2017. For further questions please contact the Course coordinator Dr Aleksandar Marsavelski (aleksandar.marsavelski@pravo.hr).

More information can be found here: http://www.pravo.unizg.hr/KP/crimeprevention

Work Schedule:


Sunday, April 2

Arrival of participants

Monday, April 3

10.00 - 10.30 Welcome and Introduction: Davor Derenčinović (University of Zagreb, Croatia)

10.30 - 11.00 Hans-Jörg Albrecht (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany): TBA

11:00 – 11:15 Discussion

11.15 - 11.45 Coffee break

11.45 - 12.15 Tina Hunter (University of Aberdeen, UK): Criminality and Human rights Abuses in the Exploitation of Petroleum Resources: The Example of Nigeria

12.15 - 12.45 Discussion

12.45 - 13.30 IUC Reception

13.30 - 14.30 Steven Becker (DePaul University, United States of America): Introduction to the Moot Court Case

14.30 - 16.30 Lunch break

16.30 - Dubrovnik Sightseeing

Tuesday, April 4

10.00 - 10.30 Charles Tucker (International Human Rights Institute, DePaul University, United States of America): TBA

10,30 - 11,00 Guo Jing (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China): Reflections on the Latest Amendment to Chinese Criminal Law: From Crime Punishment to Risk Prevention

11:00 – 11:15 Discussion

11.15 - 11.45 Coffee break

11. 45 - 12.15 Jacey Ciao | Cao Jing (China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing): TBA

12.15 - 12.30 Discussion

12.30 - 14.30 Lunch break

14.30 - 15.30 Student Presentations (Part I)

15.30 – 16:45 Coffee break

15.45 - 16.45 Student Presentations (Part II)

16:45 – 17:00 Discussion & Comments

Wednesday, April 5

10.00 - 10.30 Gleb Bogush (Lomonosov University, Russia): Article 7 of the ECHR: Poor, Relative or Hidden Jewellery?

10,30 - 11,00 Johanna Rinceanu (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany): TBA

11:00 – 11:15 Discussion

11.15 - 11.45 Coffee break

11. 45 - 12.15 Chingiz Batyrbekov (American University in Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan): Means of Dealing with Syrian Returnees: Proposed Changes to Criminal Law in Kyrgyzstan

12.15 - 12.30 Discussion

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 18.00 Moot Court Team Preparations

Thursday, April 6

10.00 - 10.30 Michael Kilchling (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany): European Anti-Terrorism Legislation and Human Rights

10.30 - 11.00 Lucija Sokanović (University of Split, Croatia): Devalvation of Human Rights in War - Satisfaction in Courts?

11:00 – 11:15 Discussion

11.15 - 11.45 Coffee break

11. 45 - 12.15 Wei Changdong (Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, China): TBA

12.15 - 12.30 Discussion

12.30 - 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 15.45 Moot Court Competition

15.45 - 16.00 Coffe Break

16.00 - 17.45 Moot Court Competition

Friday, April 7

10.15 - 11.00 Nikola Tupanceski (University Ss. Cyril and Methodius, Macedonia): TBA

11.00 - 11.45 Pero Maldini (University of Dubrovnik, Croatia): Democratization and Human Rights: Political, Legal and Sociocultural Controversies of Concept Implementation

11.45 - 12.15 Discussion

12.15 - 14.00 Lunch break

14.00 - 16.00 Moot Court Competition - Final

16.00 - 17.00 Aleksandar Marsavelski (University of Zagreb, Croatia): Course Conclusions

17:00 - 17:30 Distribution of Certificates

Saturday, March 28

Departure of participants