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Crime Prevention Through Criminal Law & Security Studies (10 ed.) / March 11-17, 2018, Dubrovnik

Inter-University Center (IUC), Zagreb University organizes the international Spring Course

Crime Prevention Through Criminal Law & Security Studies (10 ed.)

– Innocence Projects and Criminal Justice & 4th Adriatic Moot Court Competition

Dubrovnik, Croatia

March 11-17, 2018

1. Arrival of participants is expected on Sunday, 11 March 2018 and the Course will commence on Monday, 12 March 2018. The lectures, as well as the moot court competition, will take place at the Inter-University Center (IUC) in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The Course will conclude on Saturday, 17 March 2018.

2. Participants should be in their higher years of graduate studies in law, in related studies (international relations, political science, philosophy, sociology, journalism etc.) or already holding a bachelor or a higher degree in law or related studies.

3. The working language will be English; therefore, proficiency in English is required.

4. The number of participants will be limited to 40. Educational and academic excellence, as well as regional, geographic and gender balance will be taken into consideration during the admission process.

5. Participants are required to pay a 65€ fee via bank transfer upon admission. The Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb will sponsor the costs of the selection process, academic materials, occasional snacks & drinks, 4 university credits (ECTS), certificates and rewards for winners in the moot court. The 65€ fee includes course venue costs, a welcome reception, a guided Dubrovnik sightseeing, high-speed Wi-Fi connection, use of IUC computers and printers as well as other IUC facilities.

6. The University of Zagreb will provide a limited number of scholarships to cover accommodation expenses as well as discounted prices for hotel accommodation.

7. Active participation in classroom discussions as well as in the moot court is expected and attendance is required at all sessions. Failure to attend sessions will disqualify participants from receiving a certificate of completion for the Course.

8. Each student will be assigned by lot to a moot court team on the first day of the Course. Moot court training will be provided and participants will hold preparatory sessions of the moot court teams to practice their oral presentations before preliminary rounds. In the preliminary rounds, participants will be evaluated as individuals. 8 people will be selected as members of the two teams taking part in the final round. The judging criteria for each presentation will be: knowledge of the law; knowledge of the facts; analysis; presentation; and time management.

9. A limited number of postgraduate students may apply to present their research projects instead of participation in the moot court, but this will be subject to a selection process. PhD students and other postgraduate researchers will have the opportunity to present the topics of their research, gain experience in disseminating their work, obtain feedback from experienced academics, yield questions from their counterparts, and socialize with other attendees. Submissions from postgraduate participants demonstrating innovative thought, originality and of high quality are sought in the call for papers. Selected postgraduate participants interested in presenting their project will be required to submit the title of their presentation and abstract (max. 300 words) no later than 28 February 2018.

10. Participants who have successfully completed the course will be entitled to 4 university credits (ECTS).

11. The application form should be filled out online and the link is provided on the Course website: http://www.pravo.unizg.hr/KP/crimeprevention. Acceptance letters will be sent out shortly after the deadline for application, although early admissions are also possible. Candidates not accepted for the course will be informed accordingly.

12. If you have any questions, please contact the course coordinator Assistant Professor Dr. Aleksandar Marsavelski (aleksandar.marsavelski@pravo.hr)

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Arrival of participants

Monday, March 12, 2018
9:30-10:30 IUC Registration
10:30-11:15 Welcome and Introduction: Davor Derenčinović (University of Zagreb, Croatia)
11:15-11:30 Coffee break
11:30-12:00 Richard Farkas (De Paul University, Chicago): The Political Fallout from Innocence Projects
12:00-12:30 Discussion
12:30-13:00 IUC Reception
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:30 Steven Becker (Law Office, United States of America): Introduction to the Moot Court Case
15:30 Dubrovnik Sightseeing

Tuesday, March 13, 2018
10:00-10:30 Davor Derenčinović, Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička, Marta Dragičević Prtenjača (University of Zagreb, Croatia): Innocence Projects and Subsequent DNA Testing in Croatia: A Possible Reality or an Unattainable Desire
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Dragan Primorac (Pennsylvania State University / University of New Haven): The future of forensic genetics
11:15-11:30 Discussion
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:15 Jamshid Gholamloo (University of Tehran, Iran): Wrongful conviction in the criminal justice system of Iran
12:15-12:30 Discussion
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:30 Student Presentations

Wednesday, March 14
10:00-10.30 Luca Luparia (University of Rome III, Italy): The Italy Innocence Project and wrongful conviction: National framework and European perspective
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Hans-Jörg Albrecht (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany): TBA
11:15-11:30 Discussion
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:15 Michael Kilchling (Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Germany): TBA
12:15-12:30 Discussion
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-18:00 Moot Court Team Preparations

Thursday, March 15, 2018
10:00-10.30 Brian Howe (University of Cincinnati, USA): Ohio Innocence Project
10:30-10:45 Discussion
10:45-11:15 Steven Becker (Law Office, United States of America): Post-Conviction DNA Testing, Actual Innocence, and Cold Cases
11:15-11:30 Discussion
11:30-11:45 Coffee break
11:45-12:15 Xhemali Saiti (Macedonian Association of Judges / Supreme Court of Macedonia): Wrongful Conviction in Macedonia
12:15-12:30 Discussion
12:30-14:00 Lunch break
14:00-15:45 Moot Court Competition
15:45-16:00 Coffe Break
16:00-17:45 Moot Court Competition

Friday, March 16, 2018
10:30-11:00 Besa Arifi (South East European University): The importance of innocence projects in Macedonia in regard to solving the problem of politically motivated trials
11:00-11:30 Pero Maldini (University of Dubrovnik, Croatia): TBA
11:30-12:00 Discussion
12:00-13:00 Lunch break
13:00-15:00 Moot Court Competition – Final
15:00-15:30 Aleksandar Marsavelski (University of Zagreb, Croatia): Course Conclusions
15:30-16:00 Distribution of Certificates

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Departure of participants

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