Aleksandar Maršavelski


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  • Gundulićeva 10 (room 12), 10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Jean Monnet Project Staff Member and Course Coordinator

Aleksandar Marsavelski is an Assistant Professor in the Zagreb Law Faculty (Chair of Criminal Law).
He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Zagreb, where he received the Dean´s Award for Excellence and Rector´s Award for Best Paper. After graduation, he worked as junior assistant in the Ministry of Justice of Croatia, and then became a member of the Law Commission that drafted theCriminal Code of Croatia. Since 2010 he has taught at the University of Zagreb, and has been a member of the Executive Committee of the Croatian Unit of UNESCO Chair in Bioethics. In 2011 he was a member of the Law Commission that drafted the Law on the Non-Applicability of Statutory Limitations to Crimes of War Profiteering in Croatia. He was also one of the initiators of the Law on the Rights of Victims of Sexual Violence during the War in Croatia.

He earned his LL.M. from Yale Law School, where he served as editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. He received the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law's doctoral scholarship in 2014-2015 for his joint PhD on criminal responsibility of political parties at the University of Freiburg (summa cum laude). Since 2014 he has been a member of the Max Planck Partner Group for "Balkan Criminology" and has been involved in the TransCrim project. Since 2016 he has been a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption, advisor of the Korean Transitional Justice Working Group, and a foreign secretary general of the Research Center for EU Criminal Law at the Institute of Law, Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences in China. In 2017 he was an EU visiting fellow at the Australian National Universitywhere he studied political party regulation. In spring 2018 he was an Erasmus visiting lecturer at the Lomonosov State University, where he thought on political party crime and regulation, and in September 2018 he was a strategic partnership visiting scholar at the Melbourne University, where he worked on a study about political parties in armed conflicts. He is also a collaborator on the Peacebuilding Compared project, and a member of the European Criminology Group on Atrocity Crimes and Transitional Justice (ECACTJ).

Aleksandar Marsavelski's current research is focused on political party regulation and transitional justice. He presented his research results at a number of international conferences, including Annual Conferences of the European Society of Criminology (ESC) and joint sessions of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR). He received the Annual Best Young Scientist's Paper Awardfrom the Society of University Professors, Scholars and Other Scientists in Zagreb in 2015 for the article Responsibility of Political Parties for Criminal Offences: Preliminary Observations, Challenges and Controversies

His latest articles are Did Nonviolent Resistance Fail in Kosovo? British J. of Criminology (with Furtuna Sheremeti and John Braithwaite), and The Best Way to Rob a Bank (with John Braithwaite).