Balkan Criminology

Partners

A Max Planck Partner Group

Assist. Prof. Dr. Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička

Doctoral Dissertation Project

Criminal responsibility for the severe economic crimes committed in the transitional periods

Supervisors: Prof.dr.sc. Ksenija Turković, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Albrecht

Research Interests

Violence, organised crime and illicit markets; International Criminal Justice& Law and Protection of Economic, Social (Health) and Cultural rights; Transitional Justice; ICC and Crimes against humanity; Global/Regional and Balkan (political) white-collar crime and crimes of the powerful; Combating Transnational and Global Corruption; Protection of victims of crisis; EU economic criminal law, asset recovery; Crimes of Globalization

Lectures

  • Criminal law, Economic Criminal Law, Bioethics and Human Rights, Medical Law, EU Substantive Criminal Law and Protections of Victims, Law in Artistic Expressions (Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb)
  • Physician´s Law (Postgraduate Specialist Course of Medical Law at the Faculty of Law, university of Split)
  • Medical Ethics (guest lecturer, Medical School, University of Zagreb)
  • Other: http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=301401&lang=EN

Conferences (active participation)

http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=301401&lang=EN

Projects

  • Multidisciplinary Research Cluster on Crime in Transition –Trafficking in Human Beings, Corruption and Economic Crime”, Faculty of Law (head: prof.dr.sc. D. Derenčinović), from January 2015
  • Promoting compliance Strategies and Preventing Corruption in the Private Sector, American Ambassy Alumny Grants (head: prof.dr.sc. D. Derenčinović, prof.dr.sc. P. Henning), from January 2015
  • Economic and social aspects of transition (head: dr.sc. A. Bing), from January 2014
  • Balkan Criminology, Research Focus I (head: doc.dr.sc. Anna-Maria Getoš Kalac) (since 2013)
  • National Risk Assessment Group for Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, member, Ministry of Finance, Inter-institutional Working Group for Money Laundering and Prevention of Terrorism (since 2014)
  • National Expert in Criminal Justice at the UNDP Project: Addressing the Needs of Wartime Victims of Sexual Violence in Croatia – An unresolved Legacy of the 1991-1995 war (2013)
  • FRA and Croatian Law Center: Survey on Gender-based Violence against Women – Legislation and Institutional Concept (July 2013)
  • Development Project of The University of Zagreb, one of the drafters and members of the establishing team (head: prf.dr.sc. A. Čović) : Integrative bioethics – the development of the Center of Excellence and international PhD program (since 2012)
  • Ministry of Internal Affaires in Croatia and Police Academy Zagreb: Administrative Offences against Public Order and Peace: Survey and Analysis (since 2012)
  • IPA-2008 „Improving the Capacity of the University System to Create a Framework for Preventing Discrimination and Corruption aimed at Improving Academic Integrity”, University of Zagreb, 2012/2013, policy paper on rendering University's by-laws on medical experiments on human beings and animals
  • Criminal Law Prevention of Corruption and Organized Crime, Department of Criminal law (head: prof.dr.sc. D. Derenčinović), Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb(since 2009)
  • Croatian Medical Law and European Standards, Department of Criminal law (head: prof.dr.sc. K. Turković), Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (since 2007)

Legal Aid Clinic

  • Founder and Academic mentor of the Group of Protection of Patients` Rights, Legal Clinic, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (from 2011)
  • Member of the ad-hoc group of Legal Clinic for drafting the Law on damage compensation for HIV patients in Croatia, (2012/2013)
  • Member of the ad-hoc group for drafting the Law on damage compensation foe war victims of sexual violence in Homeland war in Croatia (2012)

Awards

  • Annual Award for the best young scientist in social sciences in 2010 by the Society of University Professors and other Scientists of the University of Zagreb
  • 2nd Place (together with the team) at Moot Court competition "Assessing Patterns of Transnational Organized Crime, the International Criminal Responsibility of Non-State Actors” organized by the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences in Syracuse under prof.dr. Ch. Bassiouni (2012)
  • Acknowledgment for the contribution to the development of the Croatian Medical Chamber (marking the occasion of the 10th anniversary of renewed Croatian Medical Chamber)(2005)

Mentor of students for Rector´s Award

  • Juraj Brozović, Vinko Galiot: „Legal Status of Embryo and Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research between Biotechnology, Bioethics and Law"(2012/2013)
  • Dijana Hrstić,Zrinka Kirin: “Interdisciplinary Approach To Surrogate Motherhood – Comparative Analysis And Proposed Regulation in The Republic Of Croatia”(2010/2011)
  • Iva Čatipović, Ana-Marija Grubišić, Katja Kerin: „Theoretical and Empirical Review in Criminal Law Aspects on People with Mental Disabilities) (2009/2010)

Doctoral Scholarship

  • Max Planck Society Scholarships for Doctoral Candidates in 2012 and 2013

Memberships

  • Croatian Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (the Head of the Croatian Unit)
  • Central and Easter European Network of UNESCO Chairs
  • The European Working Group on Organizational Crime (EUROC)
  • AIDP
  • Croatian Society for Criminal Law and Practice (Hrvatsko udruženje za kaznene znanosti i praksu)

Publications

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Curriculum Vitae

2015 – present Senior assistant lecturer at Department of Criminal Law at Law Faculty, University of Zagreb
01/2015 PhD defense (Zagreb) „Criminal responsibility for severe economic crimes committed in the transtional period, defended summa cum laude
2014 – present National Risk Assessment Group for Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, member (Ministry of Finance, Inter-institutional Working Group for Money Laundering and Prevention of Terrorism)
2014 – present Deputy member of the Ethics committee of the Hospital “Sestre Milosrdnice”, Zagreb
2013 – present Member of Balkan Criminology (Research focus I)
2013 - present Co-director of the of the international Jean-Monnet course “EU Substantive Criminal Law and the Protection of Victims” (Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik), cooperation between Faculty of Law University of Zagreb and Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal law
2012/13 - present Doctoral Candidate (Cotutelle de Thèse, University of Zagreb Faculty of Law, and University of Freiburg Faculty of Law, in cooperation with Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal law (MPI), doctoral candidate in the Department of Criminology of MPI)
2012 - present the Head of Croatia Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics (since December 2013, the Croatian Unit is also part of Central and Easter European Network of UNESCO Chairs)
2012 - present Member of the Committee for Supervision and Advancement of the Criminal Procedure Bodies and Implementation of Juvenile Sanctions (formed by Ministry of Justice based on the Law on Juvenile Courts)
2012 - present Member of Working Group of Ministry of Justice for drafting new Law on the Protection of Persons with the Mental Disabilities
2011 - present Founder and Academic mentor of the Group of Protection of Patients` Rights, Legal Clinic, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
2011 Master of Science (M.Sc.) in the Company and Commercial Law at University of Zagreb
2009-2011 External member of the Working Group of Ministry of Justice for drafting new Criminal Code in Croatia
03/2009 - present Assistant Lecturer at the Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
12/2007 – 03/2009 Research Assistant at the Department of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb
06/2003 – 03/2007 Legal Adviser in the Croatian Medical Chamber
2002 Passed Bar exam
01/2001 – 06/2003 Legal Trainee in the Law firm Bogdanović, Dolički&Partneri , Zagreb (in cooperation with Lovells Boesebeck Droste)
2000 Graduated at Faculty of law, University of Zagreb
1995 - 2000 Actively participated as member of Iuridicum (Law Faculty in Zagreb) and as the President of Croatian Student Union and as representative for international corporation in student issues and in non-governmental sector
1995 Graduated from Scripps Ranch High School, San Diego, California, USA