7th International Spring Course “Crime Prevention through Criminal Law & Security Studies” and 1st Adriatic Moot Court Competition
From 22nd to 28th of March 2015, the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik hosted the 7th edition of the International Spring Course “Crime Prevention through Criminal Law & Security Studies”, which was organized by the Criminal Law Chair of Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, with the support of organizing partners Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany) and De Paul University (Chicago, USA). After going through a selection process, nearly 40 participants had the opportunity to attend presentations of renown scholars and professors who discussed various topics related to this year’s course title: National vs. International Criminal Adjudication: Shadow on the Wall. Along with presentations given by course directors Professor Davor Derenčinović (University of Zagreb), Professor Richard Farkas (De Paul University) and Dr. Michael Kilchling (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law), it is important to note lectures given by Professor Hans-Jörg Albrecht, the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law (Freiburg, Germany), on “Sentencing in National and International Courts” and Professor Denis Edwards, Visiting Professor at the DePaul University College of Law (Chicago, USA), on “EU Laws and Environmental Crimes”.
The Course also included the 1st Adriatic Moot Court Competition, in which 30 students, coming from different countries (U.S.A., Belgium, Italy, Spain, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland, Turkey, Slovenia etc.), actively participated. The competition was coordinated by a distinguished American lawyer Steven W. Becker, Assistant Secretary General of the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP). Members of the winning team were Martina Bosak, Maja Kilar, Matija Brkic and Lukre Đuka Alemani, who shared the best oralist award with Ana Bratina. Members of the 2nd best team were Sandro Parziale,Mateja Krejan, Giovanni Spiller and Ana Bratina.