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Advanced Issues in EU Criminal Law and Policy "Prosecuting Environmental and Serious Economic Crimes as International Crimes"
02 Nov 2020 - 07 Nov 2020
ECTS points
Course directors:
Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Marc Engelhart, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law, Freiburg, Germany
Maja Munivrana Vajda, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Ksenija Turković, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
Course description:

Zoom Lectures:

Monday 10 am - 1 pm 

Tuesday 10 am - 1 pm 

Wednesday 10 am - 1 pm, 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Thursday 10 am - 1 pm 

Friday 10 am - 1 pm 

Saturday 10 am - 1 pm 



Serious environmental and economic crimes and violations of economic, social and cultural rights have often been neglected in criminal proceedings and reports of truth commissions that have followed in the wake of economic transitions or conflicts. Recommendations 46-47 from the Oslo Outcome Statement on Corruption involving Vast Quantities of Assets (June 14, 2019) are calling upon experts to conduct analysis and explore ideas that contribute on how to successfully address, with respect the sovereignty of States, some of the mentioned issues. For example, the establishment of an international special rapporteur for anti-corruption, the development of a protocol to UNCAC on corruption involving VQA, exploring the possibility of extending the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court to include corruption involving VQA, creating international commissions against corruption and impunity etc. The similar is applicable to environmental crimes.

The course together with the round-table at the end of the week is addressing mentioned topics with leading scholars and practitioners.

Young sholars and practitioners alongside (post)gradate students are welcomed.



Video lectures 2020:

Leon Kovačić - Economical Crime - Only the Change is Permanent


Davor Derenčinović -  Impact of COVID-19 on International Cooperation against Transnational Organized Crime

Nikola Besek - Antarctic Sovereignty and its Jurisdictional Implications


Andrej Božinovski - Organized Corruption: the Case Study of North Macedonia


Ksenija Turković - Contribution of the European Court of Human Rights to Protection of Environment


 John Vervaele - Towards a Renewed International Criminal Law Approach for the Enforcement of Environmental Crimes?


Gleb Bogush - Towards International Criminalisation of Ecocide?


Mark Drumbl - Environmental Crimes: From War, to Land-Grabbing, to Climate Change?


Nevenka Tromp - Interplay Between Legal Governance, Historical Memory and Rule of Law: The Netherlands High Court judgment on the culpability of the Dutchbat


Video lecture from Prof. Andy Aydin Aitchison - "Bridging the Gap: between Criminologies of Atrocity and Criminologies of serious Economic Crimes" is available at this link.


Presentations 2020: 

Course lecturers:
Ksenija Turković, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg, France
Mark Drumbl, Washington and Lee University, United States
Gleb Bogush, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
Anja Matwijkiw, Indiana University, United States
John Varvaele, University of Utrecht, Netherlands
Davor Derenčinović, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Uglješa Zvekić, Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime, Vienna, Austria
Reinhold Gallmetzer, International Criminal Court, Netherlands
Nevenka Tromp, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
James Stewart, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
Andy Aydin-Aitchison, University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Barbora Hola, Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mikkel Jarle Christensen, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Marta Šamota Galjer, Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organised Crime, Croatia
Eike Fesefeldt, Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands
Leon Kovačić, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Zoran Vinković, University of Zagreb, Croatia
Andrej Bozhinovski, Macedonian Judges Association, Republic of North Macedonia
Nikola Besek , University of Zagreb, Croatia
Attached documents
Anja Matwijkiw - Rights Bias, International Law and General Rights Theory - One More Obstruction for Protection of Economic, Social, Cultural Rights.ppt
Uglješa Ugi Zvekić - Global Crime Governance UNTOC and UNCAC.pptx
Eike Fesefeldt - Disgorgement of profits of illegal international weapon exports – case studies.pptx
John Vervaele - International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of Environmental Crime.pdf
From Ecocrimes to Ecocide - Under the supervision of Prof. Laurent Neyret.pdf
Readings - Bridging the gap - Andy Aydın-Aitchison.docx
Leon Kovacic - Economical crime - Only the change is permanent.pptx
Marta Samota Galjer - Challenges in prosecution of serious political white collar crimes.pptx
Zoran Vinković - Cross-border prosecution of the (economic) crimes in the EU - how to devise a successful model for evidence gathering.pptx
Nikola Besek - Antarctic Sovereignty and its Jurisdictional Implications.pptx
Andy Aydin-Aitchison - Bridging the gap between criminologies of atrocity and criminologies of serious economic crimes.pptx