"Prosecuting Environmental and Serious Economic Crimes as International Crimes: An Updated Global Atrocity Justice Constellation"


New date: 2. - 7.11.2020.

Serious environmental and economic crimes have often been neglected in criminal proceedings and other initiatives that have followed in the wake of conflict. As such, the main constellations of justice that were created after the end of the Cold War focus on so called international core crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes). However, recent initiatives both within the International Criminal Court (ICC) and in other institutions have pointed to the need of creating more comprehensive strategies of prosecution that can include other types of crime and can effectively see and prosecute linkages between different forms of criminal activity. For instance, as has been highlighted in scholarship as well as in ICC policy papers, international core crime is often linked to corruption and illegal extractive industries that damage the environment. Such linkages create new challenges to scholars of internationalized crime. Recent recommendations from the Oslo Outcome Statement on Corruption involving Vast Quantities of Assets (recommendations 46-47, June 14, 2019) call upon experts to conduct analysis and explore ideas that can contribute to address crimes and violations of economic, social and cultural rights. This training school will do exactly that. By bringing together experts in the field and early career researchers working on different types of internationalized crime, the interactive training programme will introduce cutting-edge scholarship and engage in debate about how to best research emerging linkages between international core crimes, serious environmental and economic crimes.


Confirmed speakers (in addition to the Course directors)

Professor Dr. Mark Drumbl, Washington & Lee University;
Professor Dr. John Vervaele, President of the AIDP and a professor of the Utrecht Law School and the College of Europe in Bruges;
Professor Katalin Ligeti, Vice-President of the AIDP and the Dean and a professor of the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance, University of Luxembourg;
Professor Dr. Anja Matwijkiw, Lund University, Sweden, Fulbright Fellow 2019/2020;
Ambassador Prof. Dr. Uglješa Zvekić, Global Initiative Against Organized Crime, Vienna;
Professor Dr. Davor Derenčinović, President of GRETA, Council of Europe,
Professor Dr. James Steward, University of British Columbia Law Faculty,
Professor Dr. Boris Podobnik, a professor of finance at the University of Rijeka,
Associate Professor Dr. Gleb Bogush, Higher School of Economics, Faculty of Law, Moscow,
Ass. Professor Dr. Csaba Győry, Centre for Law and Society, ELTE University, Faculty of Law, researcher, Institute of Legal Studies, Hungarian Academy of Science, Budapest;
Ms Gillian Dell, Transparency International, Berlin;
Mr. Tobias Freeman, senior legal officer, The Siracusa International institute for criminal justice and human rights,
Ms Marta Šamota Galjer, Deputy Head at The Office for Suppression of Corruption and Organized Crime Croatia and
Ms Priyadarshini Narayanan, the International Criminal Court's Office of the Prosecutor Appeals Chamber.


April 23 - 27

April 23 - 27


Dubrovnik, Croatia. Picturesque view on the old town (medieval Ragusa) and Dalmatian Coast of Adriatic Sea.

The Inter-University Centre Dubrovnik (IUC) is an independent international institution for advanced studies. It is a meeting ground for learning and scholarship which is co-sponsored by some two hundred member universities and institutions of higher learning around the world.

Founded in 1971 at the height of the Cold War, the IUC became one of the most important venues for the exchange of ideas by scholars from both the East and West. Over the years, more than 40,000 scholars and students have participated in the Centre's courses and conferences.

Based in Dubrovnik, Croatia, formerly a self governing Mediterranean city-state, at the crossroads of various cultural and political influences, the IUC is currently building on its past achievements and traditions under a new set of challenging circumstances. It is maintaining high standards of independent scholarship, but at the same time, it is looking for opportunities in bridge-building in a region and the world that must continue to rededicate itself to pluralism.

The IUC is now especially keen on promoting specialized postgraduate education that will take into account both the regional issues and the overarching challenges of globalism.

International agenda in various disciplines, notably in the social sciencs and in the humanities, will certainly be informed by the issues of postcommunism and European integration, especially with an eye on the stabilization of Southeastern Europe (Mission Statement, http://www.iuc.hr)