2014 INTERNATIONAL SPRING COURSE

"EU Substantive Criminal Law and the Protection of Victims"

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ABOUT THE COURSE

The main objective of this course is to transfer advanced knowledge and understanding of the EU Substantive Criminal Law and Protection of Victims. The course lecturers will be addressing the topics of the EU substantive criminal law, data protection and EU procedure, the approximation of laws and regulations of the Member States in the areas of trafficking in human beings and sexual exploitation of women and children, terrorism, illicit, drug trafficking, protection of financial interests of the EU, money laundering, corruption and organized crime and protection of victims in general within the EU.

The course is open to interested participants from academia, foremost graduate and postgraduate law students, but also to students of political sciences, social work studies, education and rehabilitation, police academy, etc., as well as practitioners from government institutions and members of the NGO sector.

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 about 10-15 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.

PROGRAMME

Monday, April 21
Arrival of participants

 

Tuesday, April 22
Introduction to EU Substantive Criminal Law

9.00 – 9:30 Welcome and Introduction by course directors

9.30 – 10.15 Ksenija Turković (ECHR, Strasbourg): Influence of ECHR on EU CL and Protection of Victims

10.15 – 10.30 Q & A

10:30 – 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 – 11.30 Iris Goldner Lang (University of Zagreb, Croatia): Principles of EU Law and Preliminary Reference Procedure in Criminal Matters.

11.30 – 11.45 Q & A

11.45 – 12.30 Ivan Crnčec (Croatian Ministry of Justice) – Croatian experience in accession to the EU in the field of Criminal Law and Victim Protection

12.30 – 12.45 Q & A

13.00 – 15.30 Lunch break

15.15– 16.00 Marc Engelhart (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany): Codification of the general part of the EU

16.15 -18.00 Dubrovnik Sightseeing

 

Wednesday, April 23
Institutional Framework, Criminal Procedure, Victim Protection

9.00 – 9:45 Marin Mrčela (Supreme Court, Croatia, GRECO): Fight against Corruption

9:45 – 10.00 Q & A

10.00 – 10:45  Nikica Vidmar Hamer (Independent Sector for Victim and Witness Support): Victim support in Croatia

10.45 – 11.00 Q & A

11:00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12:15  Zlata Đurđević (University of Zagreb, Croatia): Recent developments in EU Criminal Procedural Law

12:15 – 12:30 Q & A

12.30 – 13.00 IUC Reception

13.00 – 15.30 Lunch break

15.30 – 16.15  Maja Munivrana Vajda/Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička (University of Zagreb, Croatia): Victims of wartime related sexual violance and the right to remedy and reparation

16.15 – 16.30 Q & A

16:30- 16:45 Coffee break

16.45 -18.00 Students’ Presentations and Discussion

 

Thursday, April 24
Victim Protection

9.00 – 9:45 ​Davor Derenčinović (University of Zagreb, Croatia): The importance of substantive criminal law for execution of EU Arrest Warrant

9:45 – 10.00 Q & A

10.00 – 10.45  Vesna Nikolić Ristanović (University of Belgrade, Serbia): Victim protection in EU and the region

11:00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12:15 Irma Kovčo Vukadin (University of Zagreb, Croatia): Protection of Victims of Human Trafficking

12:15 – 12:45 Q & A

13.00 – 15.30 Lunch break

15.30 – 16.15 Students’ Presentations and Discussion

16.15 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 -18.00 Students’ Presentations and Discussion

19:30 – Concert?

 

Friday, April 25
Offences

9.00 – 9:45 Els De Busser (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany) : Data protection in cross-border exchange of evidence

9:45 – 10.00 Q & A

10.00 – 10.45 Lothar Kulh (OLAF): Protection of EU financial interests

10.45 – 11.00 Q & A

11:00 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12:15 Andrea Lehner (University of Vienna, Austria): EU Policy in Drug Trafficking – The Council Framework Decision 2004/757/JHA on illicit drug trafficking and its implementation in Member States

12:15 – 12:45 Q & A

13.00 – 15.30 Lunch break

15.30 – 16.15 Helmut Satzger: European Criminal Policy

16.15 – 16.30 Q & A

16:30- 16:45 Coffee break

16.45 -18.00 Students’ Presentations and Discussion

 

Saturday, April 26
Future developments of EU CL

10.15 -11.00 Katalin Ligeti (University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg): Establishment of the European Prosecutor – utopia coming true

11.00 - 11.15 Q & A

11.15 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:15 John Vervaele (Utrecht UniversityThe Netherlands) – Future of EU Criminal Law

12.15 – 13.00 Handing out of certificates of attendance and closing remarks by course directors

 

14:00 Boat trip to Elafiti Islands

 

Sunday, April 27
Departure of participants