Balkan Criminology

Partners

A Max Planck Partner Group

Karlo Ressler

Doctoral Dissertation Project:

Trafficking in Human Beings in and through the Balkans - A Qualitative Analysis

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Dr. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac

Research Interests and Goals

Violence Research; Illegal migrations, Smuggling in Persons, and Trafficking in Human Beings; Qualitative Criminology

Scholarships

  • The European Society of Criminology (ESC) Fellowship 2014
  • Blackstone Legal Fellowship 2013
  • Erasmus Exchange Programme 2012/2013
  • Scholarship of the City of Zagreb in 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013
  • Scholarship of the Zlatko Crnić Foundation in 2009/2010 and 2010/2011

Awards

  • The Zagreb Faculty of Law Dean’s Award for Excellence in 2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011

Professional Membership

  • The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA)

Publications

  • Ressler, Karlo (2015), “Report from the closing conference of FIGAS Project ‘On the Future of National Rapporteurs on Human Trafficking in Europe”, Balkan Criminology News: Newsletter of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology 1/2015, pp. 10.
  • Ressler, Karlo (2014), “Trafficking in Human Beings in and through the Balkans – Introduction to a Qualitative Approach", in Getoš, Anna-Maria et al. (eds.); Balkan Criminology Series Volume 1: Mapping the Criminological Landscape of the Balkans; Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2014
  • Bezić, Reana; Ressler, Karlo, 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology - Criminology of Europe: Inspiration by Diversity, Collected Papers of Zagreb Law Faculty, (2015), 1.
  • Bezić, Reana; Ressler, Karlo, 13th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology with a Special Focus on the Balkan Criminology Panel, Yearbook of Academy of Legal Sciences, Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences V (2014), 1; pp. 200-206.

Lectures (selection)

  • 12.9.2014

    A Qualitative Study of Trafficking in Human Beings in the Balkans
    Presentation in the Panel on Comparative Research on Human Trafficking at the ESC Conference

    Location: Faculty of Arts, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

  • 11.9.2014.

    Trafficking in Human Beings in and through the Balkans – a Qualitative Analysis
    Presentation in the MPPG Panel at the ESC Conference

    Location: Faculty of Law, Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

  • 1.9.2014.

    Qualitative Approach in Researching Trafficking
    Presentation at the “Balkan Criminology: One-Week International Intensive Course – Crime and Criminology in the Balkans”

    Location: Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • 30.8.2014.

    Trafficking in Human Beings in and through the Balkans – Introduction to a Qualitative Approach
    Presentation at the 1st Annual Conference of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology

    Location: Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia

  • 20.6.2014

    Human Trafficking in and through the Balkans
    Presentation at the Second Croatian-German Workshop on Current Issues in Human Trafficking

    Location: Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg, Germany

  • 27.05.2014

    Trafficking in Human Beings in the Balkans – Qualitative vs. Quantitative Approach
    Presentation at the "5. Kriminologischer Sommerkurs – Sicherheit, Sicherheitsgefühl, Sicherheitsforschung"

    Location: University of Pecs, Faculty of Law, Pecs, Hungary

  • 26.3.2014.

    Initial Reflections on Human Trafficking Research
    Presentation at the 6th “Crime Prevention through Criminal Law and Security Studies” International Spring Course, under the title: “2014: A Year of Critical Issues and Challenges for International Criminal Justice”

    Location: Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Curriculum Vitae

1/2014 - present Member of the Max Planck Partner Group for ‘Balkan Criminology’ jointly established between the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and the Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb, Croatia
10/2013 Participation at the international conference “Methodology of Legal Theory”, Zagreb
09/2013 Eurocrim 2013, 13th Annual Conference of the ESC in Budapest, MPPG representative
08 - 12/2013 MPPG Student volunteer
06 – 08/2013 Internship at the Alliance Defending Freedom, law firm specialized for cases before the ECHR, Vienna, Austria
06/2013 Conference on constitutional and international law, Phoenix, USA
09/2012 – 06/2013 Erasmus exchange programme at the University of Sheffield, UK
03/2012 – 04/2012 Participation at international conferences on European public law and European institutions, European Advocacy Academy, Strasbourg, Brussels
01/2011 Practice in law firm Šeparović, Špehar and Gavranić
09/2011 - 09/2012 Student Assistant at the Law Faculty, University of Zagreb, Chair of Civil Law
12/2010 – 09/2012 President of the Student Council for the Law Faculty and student representative in the Faculty Council
03/2010 Practice at the Municipal Criminal Court in Zagreb
2009/2010, 2010/2011. Student Assistant at the Law Faculty, University of Zagreb, Chair of Legal Theory
2008/2009, 2009/2010, 2010/2011 The Dean’s Award for Excellence
01/2008, 01/2009, 01/2011, 08/2012 Debating for the Law Faculty at one Euro and three World University Debating Championships (Dublin 2008., Antalya 2009., Manila 2011. and Belgrade 2012.)