Balkan Criminology

Partners

A Max Planck Partner Group

Filip Vojta

Doctoral Dissertation Project

Punishment and Sentence Enforcement for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Former Yugoslavia

Supervisor(s): Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Albrecht, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Albin Eser, M.C.J., Dr. Michael Kilchling

Research Interests and Goals

International Criminal Justice, Transitional Justice, ICTY, ICC, Balkans, International Sentencing Practice, International Imprisonment, Theories of Punishment, Penology, Sociology of Conflicts and Violence.

Scholarships and Awards

  • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)/Open Society Foundations (OSF) Doctoral Research Scholarship in 2012
  • Ministry of Science, Education and Sports of the Republic of Croatia – Scholarship for the Course Participation (“XXVIIIth Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice Course”; Dubrovnik, Croatia, May 2012)

Professional Membership

  • European Society of Criminology (Member)
  • European Society of Criminology Working Group on Balkan Criminology (Member)
  • European Society of Criminology Postgraduate and Early Stage Researchers Working Group – EPER (Vice Chair)

Publications

  • Vojta, Filip (2015), “Imprisonment in the Balkans: Some Remarks on the Punishment of Life and Long-Term Imprisonment in the Countries of the Former Yugoslavia”, Balkan Criminology News: Newsletter of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology 1/2015, pp. 1-5.
  • Vojta, Filip (2015), “Implementing Punishment for Atrocities: Towards a New View on the Rehabilitation of Hostis Humani Generis”, in Moradi, Fazil, Six-Hohenbalken, Maria, Buchenhorst, Ralph (eds.), Surviving Genocide: On What Remains and the Possibility of Representation [Working Title], Berghahn, New York & Oxford (forthcoming).
  • Vojta, Filip & Carl, Sabine (2014), “ESC Working Group Reports: European Society of Criminology Postgraduate and Early Stage Researchers Working Group (EPER)”, Criminology in Europe: Newsletter of the European Society of Criminology Vol. 13/No. 3, pp. 13-15.
  • Vojta, Filip (2014), “Participation of the Balkan Criminology Network in the International Research Project ‘Life Imprisonment Worldwide’”, Balkan Criminology News: Newsletter of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology 2014/1, p. 1.
  • Vojta, Filip (2014), “Punishment and Sentence Enforcement for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Former Yugoslavia”, in Getoš, Anna-Maria et al. (eds.); Balkan Criminology Series Volume 1: Mapping the Criminological Landscape of the Balkans; Duncker & Humblot, Berlin, 2014
  • Vojta, Filip (2014), “Some Observations on the Enforcement of International Sentences in the Case of the ICTY”, Justice Report (Special International Issue) Vol. 29/1, 32-33

Lectures (selection)

  • 16.04.2015

    Life and Long-Term Imprisonment in the Countries of the Former Yugoslavia
    Presentation at “Life Imprisonment and Human Rights” workshop, organized by Prof. Dirk van Zyl Smit and Dr. Catherine Appleton from the University of Nottingham.

    Location: International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL), Oñati, Spain

  • 12.12.2014

    Implementing Punishment for Atrocities: Towards a New View on the Rehabilitation of Hostis Humani Generis
    Presentation at ‘Surviving Genocide: On What Remains and the Possibility of Representation’ International Conference

    Location: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany

  • 12.09.2014.

    Sentencing and Transitional Justice: The Balkans Perspective
    Presentation at the ESC Eurocrim 2014, 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology: “Criminology of Europe: Inspiration by Diversity”, within the panel of the European Criminology Group on Atrocity Crimes and Transitional Justice, held under the title: “International, Regional, National and Local Mechanisms of Transitional Justice: Conflict or Added Value?”

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

  • 12.09.2014.

    Researching International Criminal Justice: Practical Aspects of Qualitative Approach
    Presentation at the ESC Eurocrim 2014, 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology: “Criminology of Europe: Inspiration by Diversity”, within the panel of the ESC Postgraduate and Early Stage Researchers Working Group, held under the title: “Entering the Field of Criminological Research”

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

  • 11.09.2014.

    International Penology under Scrutiny: The Enforcement of the ICTY Sentences
    Presentation at the ESC Eurocrim 2014, 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology: “Criminology of Europe: Inspiration by Diversity”, within the panel of the ESC Working Group on Balkan Criminology

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

  • 01.09.2014.

    Balkan Criminology: International Sentencing
    Presentation at the “Balkan Criminology: One-Week International Intensive Course – Crime and Criminology in the Balkans”

    Location: Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • 30.08.2014.

    Punishment and Sentence Enforcement for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Former Yugoslavia
    Presentation at the 1st Annual Conference of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology, jointly organized by the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law & The Faculty of Law – University of Zagreb

    Location: Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia

  • 01.07.2014.

    Punishment and Sentence Enforcement for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Former Yugoslavia
    Presentation at the International Max Planck Research School for Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment (IMPRS REMEP) “Summer University 2014”

    Location: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany

  • 27.05.2014.

    International Penology under Scrutiny: The Enforcement of the ICTY Sentences
    Presentation at the “Fifth Criminology Summer Course: Security, Perceptions of Security and Security Research”, organized by the University of Pecs in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law

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

  • 27.03.2014

    International Penology under Scrutiny
    Presentation at the 6th “Crime Prevention through Criminal Law and Security Studies” International Spring Course, which was held under the title: “2014: A Year of Critical Issues and Challenges for International Criminal Justice”

    Location: Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • 06.09.2013

    Punishment and Sentence Enforcement for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Committed in the Former Yugoslavia
    Presentation at the Eurocrim 2013; 13th Annual Conference of the ESC: “Beyond Punitiveness: Crime and Crime Control in Europe in a Comparative Perspective”

    Location: ELTE (Eötvös Loránd University) Faculty of Law, Budapest, Hungary

  • 29.08.2013

    Balkan Criminology: International Sentencing
    Presentation within the framework of the panel: “New developments in Croatian criminal legislation – joint research programs of MPI and Zagreb Faculty of Law – current research projects of the Croatian research team”

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

  • 14.09.2012

    Enforcement of the ICTY Sentences
    Presentation at the Eurocrim 2012; 12th Annual Conference of the ESC: “Criminology in the 21st Century: A Necessary Balance between Freedom and Security”

    Location: Bizkaia Aretoa Venue, Bilbao, Spain

  • 10.05.2012

    Enforcement of the ICTY Sentences: Overview & Victimization Aspects
    Presentation at the “XXVIIIth Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice” Course

    Location: Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

  • 26.03.2012

    Punishment and Sentence Serving for Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law: Enforcement of the ICTY-imposed Sentences
    Presentation at the 4th Crime Prevention through Criminal Law and Security Studies International Spring Course, which was held under the title: “Law and Politics of Transnational Justice: The Past, Present and Future of International Criminal Justice”

    Location: Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Curriculum Vitae

12/2014 Participation at ‘Surviving Genocide: On What Remains and the Possibility of Representation’ international conference; held at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology in Halle (Saale), Germany
09/2014 Participation at the 14th Annual Conference of the European Society of Criminology (Eurocrim 2014) as a lecturer within the panels of the ESC Working Group on Balkan Criminology (member), European Society of Criminology Postgraduate and Early Stage Researchers Working Group (EPER) (member) and European Criminology Group on Atrocity Crimes and Transitional Justice. The conference was held at the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Arts of the Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic
08/2014– 09/2014 Participation at the 1st Annual Conference of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia, and as a lecturer in the “Balkan Criminology One-Week Intensive International Course”, held at the Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik, Croatia
07/2014 Participation in International Criminal Law and Transitional Justice Colloquium: “Crimes against the Environment & Cultural Heritage: Reflections on the Role of Criminal Law & the Use of (International) Criminal and Environment Courts”, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i. Br., Germany
06/2014– 07/2014 IMPRS REMEP Summer University, Halle (Saale), Germany (Lecturer)
06/2014 Participation at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Open Society Foundations (OSF) Annual Conference in Saarbrücken, Germany (Lecturer)
05/2014 “Fifth Criminology Summer Course: Security, Perceptions of Security and Security Research”, organized by the University of Pecs in cooperation with the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Pecs, Hungary (Lecturer)
04/2014 Training in qualitative research methods, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i. Br., Germany
02/2014 Elected as a spokesperson for doctoral students at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i. Br., Germany
02/2014 IMPRS REMEP “Conference on Mediation”, Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, Frankfurt, Germany (Participant)
01/2014 Participation in the workshop “Regional Human Rights Institutions and Transitional Justice”, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i. Br., Germany
09/2013 Eurocrim 2013; 13th Annual Conference of the ESC: “Beyond Punitiveness: Crime and Crime Control in Europe in a Comparative Perspective”, Budapest, Hungary (Lecturer)
08/2013 Participation in the panel “New developments in Croatian criminal legislation – joint research programs of MPI and Zagreb Faculty of Law – current research projects of the Croatian research team” at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i. Br., Germany (Lecturer)
07/2013 Professional training in qualitative and quantitative research methods at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle (Saale), Germany
05/2013– 06/2013 Participation at the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Open Society Foundations (OSF) Annual Conference in Bonn/Bad Honnef, Germany (Lecturer)
02/2013 – present Member of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology (Researcher) at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg i. Br., Germany
02/2013– 03/2013 IMPRS REMEP Winter University, Heppenheim, Germany (Lecturer/Participant)
11/2012– 01/2013 Professional training in criminal law, public international law, criminology and social anthropology through IMPRS REMEP seminars and workshops held at Max Planck Institute for Foreign and international Criminal Law (Freiburg i. Br., Germany), Max Planck Institute for Public Comparative Law and International Law (Heidelberg, Germany), Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology (Halle, Germany) and the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (Frankfurt, Germany)
10/2012 – present Doctoral Candidate at the International Max Planck Research School on Retaliation, Mediation and Punishment (IMPRS REMEP) at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg i.Br., Germany
09/2012 Eurocrim 2012; 12th Annual Conference of the ESC: “Criminology in the 21st Century: A Necessary Balance between Freedom and Security”, Bilbao, Spain (Lecturer)
06/2012– 09/2012 Four-month intensive German language course at the Goethe Institute Mannheim-Heidelberg, Mannheim, Germany
05/2012 “XXVIIIth Victimology, Victim Assistance and Criminal Justice Course”, Dubrovnik, Croatia (Lecturer/Participant)
03/2012 4th Crime Prevention through Criminal Law and Security Studies International Spring Course, “Law and Politics of Transnational Justice: The Past, Present and Future of International Criminal Justice”, Dubrovnik, Croatia (Lecturer/Participant)
01/2012– 03/2012 Scientific Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Freiburg i. Br., Germany
2005 - 2011 Master of Law (mag.iur.), Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia
04/2010– 05/2010 Intern at the law firm Dožudić, Bjelovar – Čazma, Republic of Croatia
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