Associate Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c. Sunčana Roksandić, obtained her PhD in 2015 (Zagreb) and 2016 (Freiburg) as a doctorate scholarship holder and doctoral candidate of the Criminology Department at Max Planck Institute of Foreign and International Criminal Law (summa cum laude). Her book, based on her doctoral research under the title Prosecuting serious economic crimes as international crimes, a new mandate for the ICC? was published in 2017 by Duncker&Humblot, Berlin: http://www.mpicc.de/de/forschung/publikationen/balkan_criminology_series/bc2.html#i23230.
She received an honorary doctorate (doctor honoris causa) in 2019 at East European University, Tibilisi, Georgia for her work and activity related to "the responsibility of transnational corporations and other business enterprises for breaches of human rights." She is a sholarship holder of the Foundation Marija i Mirjan Damaška for her postdoctotral research (2019/2020).
Born in Zagreb where she finished elementay school and attended Gymnasium (Gymasium for classical languages). She graduated in the USA. She obtained her Master of Science Degree in Company and Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb (2011) and graduated at the same Faculty of Law (2000), all in top 3%. After graduation, she worked seven years in legal practice, first as as he legal trainee in the law firm Bogdanovic, Dolicki & Partneri later as legal adviser to Croatian Medical Chamber. For her work in Croatian Medical Chamber she has received a special recognition - an award for the contribution to the development of the Croatian Medical Chamber (2005). She passed Croatian bar exam.
Sunčana teaches criminal law, economic criminal law, transitional justice, EU substantive criminal law and the protection of victims (Jean Monnet Module co-Leader) and bioethics and human rights (UNESCO Model Course) at Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. She also teaches medical ethics at the Medical School, University of Zagreb.
She is the Head of the Croatian Unit for the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and a member of UNODC Anti-Corruption Academic Initiative. She was a member of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology (2013-2019) and the external member of the Otto Hahn Group of the Max Planck Society: Architecture of the Security System (ArchiS). She was the head of Jean Monnet Project Advanced Seminar in EU Criminal Law and Policy (2016-2019) and (co)founder and (co)director of the course under same name that is held every year at the InterUniversity Center Dubrovnik: http://euclp-sem.eu/. She co-edited the book as a result of collected papers from the JM Advanced Seminar "Dealing with Terrorism": https://www.duncker-humblot.de/en/buch/dealing-with-terrorism-9783428157990/?page_id=0&typ=buc . In addition, she is an invited lecturer at the Geoffrey Nice Foundation Course, since 2017.
Sunčana Roksandić acts as an expert in national, regional and international projects (e.g. UNODC, UNDP, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime) and as national expert in the implementation of EU directives ( e.g. Victims' Rights Directive and Forth Anti-Money Laundering Directive). She is serving as a regional expert on transitional justice issues, primarily corruption and economic crimes. She is a head of University of Zagreb Project: Research Network in Transitional Justice (since 2019).
She is a member of the Management Committee of COST Action: CA18228 - Global Atrocity Justice Constellations and serves as STSM Coordinator (2019-2024).
Of project's financed from the Croatian Science Foundation (HRZZ), she participated as a researcher in the project „Multidisciplinary Research Cluster on Crime in Transition –Trafficking in Human Beings, Corruption and Economic Crimes“ and is currently reseacher in the project „Projekt nedužnosti u Hrvatskoj“ (Innocence project; CroINOP), all headed by prof.dr.sc. D. Derenčinović. She serves as a head of the Project of the University of Zagreb: Research Network of transitional justice“ (2019/2020).
She is one of the model course drafters and developers of UNODC (E4J) in the area of peace, corruption and security (first drafter). In 2018 she received the acknowledgment Education for Justice (E4J) Champion, for teaching University Module on Integrity and Ethics. She was a member of Working Groups of Ministry of Justice drafting Law on Protection of People with Mental Disabilities (full member) and Criminal Code (external member) and president of the Working group of ministry of health on unifying provisions of informed consent. Currently she is a memeber of the Working Group of the ministry of justice on monitoring the implementation of the Law on Protection of People with Mental Disabilites and a Member of the National Risk Assessment Group on the Risk of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism in Croatia, Government of Republic of Croatia (2018- (second evaluation), 2013-2014 (first evaluation). In 2017 she was a (co-) rapporteur for AIDP on the topic individual criminal responsibility of businessman for international crimes. In 2019, she was invited speaker at the Side Conference held during Assembly of States Parties to the International Criminal Court in The Hague on the special panel: The prosecution of economic and financial crimes: new mandate for the ICC or creation of a new international criminal court?
She was an invited guest professor at Lund University Sweden (April 2020, online teaching) Lomonosov University, Faculty of Law in October 2017 (Moscow, Russia), in Shanghai, Erasmus Visiting Professor in 2016 (April) and invited guest professor in 2019 (November) at Georgian Technical University, Faculty of Law and at East European University, Tibilisi, Georgia where she received an honorary doctorate (doctor honoris causa).
In 2011 she received the Annual Award for the best young scientist in social sciences by the Society of University Professors and other Scientists of the University of Zagreb. In 2015, she was selected for the USA International Visitor Leadership Program "Women Countering Violent Extremism."
She has published, besides Croatian, in English, Croatian and German, primarily in the areas that interlink the protection of human rights with (international) criminal law and in the area of transitional justice, business and human rights, primarily health and economic ones. She participated as a keynote and invited participant in many national, regional and international conferences and workshops and (co)orgnaized the same (e.g. World Congress in Medical Law (2010), Countering violent extremism (2015). The list of her publications is available online: http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=301401. She is also active in blogs, the latest on COIVD-19 and international response: https://justice-360.com/virus-terrorism/
She is member of the Executive Board of Croatian Association for Criminal Law Sciences and Practice and is part of Editorial Board of Zagrebačka Pravna Revija. Besides, she is member of (inter)national criminal law and criminology associations: European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), AIDP, Association of University Professors and Scientists in Zagreb and external member of the Academy of Legal Science in Croatia. Since 2020, she has been a member of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Commission on Corporate Responsibility and Anti-corruption (Croatia).
She participated (won 2nd place, Bassiouni's moot in international criminal law) and (co)coatched moot court teams (UN Model Law, ICC Moot, Price Media Law) and serve as judge in national, regional and international competition (ICC Moot, Regional Price Media Law, and regional Human Rights Moots). She was a founder of the Group of Protection of Patients rights at the Legal Clinic of ther Faculty of law and serves as academic mentor. Through her work in Legal Clinic, she was one of the intiators of the Law on the Rights of Victims of Sexual Violence during the War in Croatia (passed) and the Law on damage compensation for HIV infection (never passed).
She is a member of the Committee on enhancing the excellence of the students and the Alumni Committee at the Faculty of law, University of Zagreb and the member of the Scientific Committee of the Centre of Excellence in integrative bioethics at the University of Zagreb. In addition, she serves as an member of Faculty's Committee on COVID-19.
The future of International Criminal Law - metamorphosis of a crime against humanity in the post COVID-19 era
Legal Liability for Allocation of Scarce Resources in Health Care in the COVID-19 Pandemics in Croatia
Violation of the right to privacy concerning the health data (HIV)
Migration in the Time of COVID-19 - Policy Responses and Practices in Croatia Concerning the Western Balkan Routes and Readiness for the Post-COVID-19 Society in Which the Right to Health Care for the Most Vulnerable Is Guaranteed
Anti-corruption pledges in Western Balkan - main findings
Infrastructure of Integrity - Political Economy of Organized Corruption and Anti-Corruption in the Western Balkans
Infrastructure of Integrity - Western Balkans anti-corruption pledges monitor
Legal basis for the prevention and application of involuntary and coercive measures in the treatment of persons with mental disorders
State Capture in the Interest of Telecommunication Companies? Responsibility of Transnational and Multinational Telecommunication Companies for Corruption Offenses in Transitional Countries
Hate crimes in Republic of Croatia - the problems in practice and the importance of effective investigation ; case law of the ECHR
Bioethical and Legal Challenges of Artificial Intelligence and Human Dignity
Implemetation of the EU Directive 2012/29/EU (Victims Directive) in Croatia
Review of the Anti-corruption pledges and efforts to tackle organized corruption in the Western Balkan
Virus and terrorism
Corruption and ethics in public administration in Croatia
Infrastructure of Integrity - Corruption and anti-corruption pledges in the Western Balkan (Executive Summary)
Provider Conflicts of Interest in European Healthcare: Trustworthy Physicians
Introduction to Provider Conflicts of Interest in Health Care
The spread of infectious diseases as a threat to human security and criminal mechanism in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus
Systemic Deprivation of Access to Essential Medicine and Medical Care – a Crime against Humanity?
Conflict of interest in medicine
Corruption and Anti-Corruption in the Western Balkans
Innocence Project in Croatia
Report on Corruption and Anti-Corruption Pledges in the Western Balkans
COVID-19 and criminal law
Corruption and political responsibility in transitional societies
Older persons in healthcare systems - proposals for enhanced legal protection
Minorities in national healthcare systems: legal provisions vs actual access to healthcare – the examples of discrimination occurring in Croatia
The Future of International Criminal Law
The cyber(terrorism) attacks and critical infrastructure - EU Agenda on Counter Terrorism (2020)
COVID-19 and understanding of legal regulations related to the control of infectious diseases in the Republic of Croatia - a review of important legal issues from the beginning of the pandemic to October 2020
Victimology, Victimisation (Typology) & Victim Protection in Croatia
Determination of legal continuity and interpretation of the elements of the criminal offence of unconscious treatment
UNODC Anti-Corruption Modules ; Security, Peace and Corruption
DOES THE CRIME PAY OFF – (Un)efficiency of confiscation in Croatia - new proposals for its 60th birthday
DOES THE CRIME PAY OFF – (UN)EFFICIENCY OF CONFISCATION IN CROATIA - NEW PROPOSALS FOR ITS 60TH BIRTHDAY
Introduction to European Innocence Network - Croatian perspective
Dealing with Terrorism: Empirical and Normative Challenges of Fighting the Islamic State
Legal protection of physicians
Six Years of the Application of a New Criminal Code and the Legal Continuity of Abuse of Power in Business Dealings (Art. 292 CC/97): Interpretation of Abuse of Trust in Economic Operations and Tax vasion or Customs Evasion
Transitional Justice as a Method of Attaining Constitutional Values: Analysis of the European Court of Human Rights'Case Law and the Constitutional Decision in Case Hypo
Six Years of the Appčication of a new Criminal Code and the Legal Continuity of Abuse of Power in Business Dealings
“Prosecuting Serious Economic Crimes as International Crimes – A New Mandate for the ICC?
Challenges of the provisions of the Law on the protection of peple with mental disabilites: informed consent and relevant case law of the ECHR
Transitional Justice and the Western Balkans: Interplay between Justice, Rule of Law and Security
Post-Conflict Croatia: Peace, Security, Justice
Article 12 of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights
Corruption and money laundering as the crimes against economic strenght of the country
Corruption as a national and international crime ; Connection between Corruption and Security
Is it human to make mistakes as a physician?
Establishing ICC Jurisdiction Over Crimes Committed by ISIL – Did Humanity Fail the Countries of Syria and Iraq?
International Encyclopaedia of Laws Medical Law Croatia
Criminal law protection of data
Prosecution of businessman at International Criminal Court
Legal Protection of Sexual Minorities in International Criminal Law
DNA and Innocence Projects in Croatia
Economic criminal law
Criminal offences against people's health
The boundaries between legitimate business and and the criminal liability of the members of the supervisory and management boards of predominantly state-owned companies
A legal response to today’s reality: economic crimes as crimes against humanity
Preparing to teach E4J Module 2
Transitional Justice and Economic Crimes
Responsibility of Businessman for Human Rights Violations in Cambodia - Expanding the International Criminal Court's ratione materiae jurisdiction
Implementation of the EU Vicitms Directive
Managing Complex Trial Processes and Prosecution of Organized Economic Crimes and the Role of the Judge and the Media
The Development of Anti-Corruption Criminal Policy in Croatia during the Transition Period and the related Economic Crimes
Bioethical and Legal Challenges of Harari's Future Homo Deus - the Need to Prepare
Teaching on Corruption, Peace and Security (UNCAC)
Corruption as an International Offence
Abuse of Social Networks in Public Incitement to Violence and Hatred and in the Spreading of False News:the Need for the Transposition of the German Act on Improving Law Enforcement on Social Networks?
Criminal Law: Special Part
Victimology and Victim Protection in Croatia
The Relevance of Asset Recovery Policies in Transitional Societies: The Croatian Perspective
Transitional Justice Measures and Application of Law for Economic Crimes in Croatia: What Can Macedonia and Balkan Countries Learn Out of Them?
The role of digital evidence in the European Agenda on Security
Role of digital evidence in prevention of terrorism
Protection of data (ECtHR and Croatian legal framework)
Between the EU Agenda on Security and Migration and EU Directive on Combating Terrorism
Where medicine meets the law
Medical malpractice and the case law
NATIONAL REPORT: CROATIA DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC CRIMES AND ANTI- CORRUPTION POLICIES IN TRANSITIONAL PERIOD AND ITS CURRENT DOGMATIC BASE AND PROVISIONS
RIGHTS OF JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES ON SURGICAL HEALTH CARE IN THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA – DE LEGE LATA
“Innocence Projects” and Subsequent DNA Testing in Croatia : a Possible Reality or an Unattainable Desire?
Environmental and economic criminal law: enhanced tools to protect environment - What can we learn form USA-a - Case ExonnMobile
Filling the void: the case for international economic criminal law
Prosecuting Serious Economic Crimes as International Crimes: A New Mandate for the ICC?
Legal protection of older persons (including elderly with mental disorders) from the Croatian perspective: why we need a special UN Convention on the rights of the older persons
Law and Justice: how to win a case in front of international courts
Abuse of trust in business dealings with special emphasis on criminal liability of members of management board
Balkan homicide study in Croatia: sampling, access, and field work experiences
Medical experiments as crimes against humanity - corporations and secret service agencies
"Failing to disclose” and climate change: environmental or economic crime (case of ExxonMobil)
Criminal responsiblity of menagers
Environmental law and economic criminal law: enhanced tools to protect environment against climate change: What could we learn from the US: the example of ExonnMobil
Guidelines for the Protection of Rights and Improvement of Social Inclusion of Patients with HIV in Croatia
Croatian Report on Individual Liability for Business Involvement in International Crime
Regulating breaches of professional ethics and conducting disciplinary proceedings against physicians in Europe (Chapter 33)
Regulating breaches of professional ethics and conducting disciplinary proceedings against physicians in Europe
Regulating breaches of professional ethics and conducting disciplinary proceedings against physicians in Europe
White collar crime in Croatia and its impact on economic competitiveness
The Role of Information Technology in Human Trafficking and Terrorism and their Prevention
Protection of the Unborn Child under the European Convention on Human Rights
Experiments on human beings as a crime against humanity : From Nürenberg Medical Trials to Pfeizer
Aging with HIV (Country report: Croatia)
Targeted killings, prevention of terrorism and prevention of human rights
The rights of unborn child and ECHR
Recruitment and ISIS: EU Challanges
Bioethics and law
Migration and terrorism: EU Internal Security Policy
Medical experiments on human beings as crimes against humanity
Transitional economic crimes and corruption
Transitional economic crimes and corruption: The time for a new step
Establishing ICC jurisdiction over ISIS - theoretical and practical challenges
Chrestomathy of Croatian Medical Law
Informed Consent of Children in the Croatian Legislature
Retroactive prosecution of transitional economic crimes in Croatia – testing the legal principles and human rights
The Commentary on the Law on Protection of People with Mental Difficulties with Implementing Regulations, Examples of Court Decisions, International Documents and European Court for Human Rights Judgments
Discourse of women and security - between terrorism and organized crime - the example of ISIS
Freedom of Speech and New Croatian Criminal Code
Serious economic crimes as crimes under international law
New Challenges of the international Criminal Justice and the role of the ICC
Economic Crimes: Challenges of the Internatioanl Criminal Law
Transitional economic crimes and international criminal justice
The relevance of asset recovery policies in transitional societies: the Croatian persepctive
Protection of patients in the palliative health care system
Controversial issues of medical criminal law
Criminal responsibility for severe economic crimes committed in the transitional period
Bioethics and criminal law: The role of the European court of human rights in setting standardsfor the protection of human rights
Medical experiments on human being as crimes against humanity
Euthansia - dicrepancies between regluations and realities
Criminal responsibility of political parties for economic crime : Democracy on test
Political economic crime and extended confiscation of pecuniary gain: Quo vadis, Croatia?
Economic crimes committed in the transitional period
The Croatian Constitutional Court – Transition without Social Justice?
Second Volume of the Research Series of the MPPG for Balkan Criminology: Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička "Serious (Transitional) Economic Crimes as Crimes Against Humanity - Development of International Criminal Law"
Croatian transition without justice: Sanader Case: What has Croatia omitted and what could still be achieved?
Preventing and Combatting Crime in Public Procurement within EU memebr states: Report Croatia (The Warning on Crime project, EC DG Home, ISEC)
MIPEX HEALTH STRAND 2015: MIGRANT INTEGRATION POLICY INDEX COUNTRY REPORT CROATIA HEALTH STRAND
Codifying rights of victims of war related sexual violence
Establishing (transitional) economic offence as the crime under international law - utopia or reality?
Recent Changes in the Regulation of the Statute of Limitations in Croatia for Transitional Economic Crimes
European Court of Human Rights and Transitional Jurisprudence
National Risk Assessment of Money Laundering and its Importance in Combating Human Trafficking
Regulation of the medical experiments on persons with mental disabilitiess in the draft of the Law on the Protection of Persons with Mental Disabilities - compliance with international and regional documents
Draft Law on Reparations to Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence in Croatia
Victims of sexual violence in war and restorative justice: the experience of Croatia
International criminal responsibility for severe economic crimes committed in transitional period (PhD project presentation)
Transitional justice cases and European Court of Human Rights: evidence of international custom
Transitional Economic Crimes as Crimes under Internatioanal Law, PhD project presentation
Reparation for Wartime Sexual Violence in Croatia
Money laundering as criminal offence
Right to confidentiality of data protection
The imprescriptibility of economic crimes in the transformation period in Croatia
Possible Future Challenge for the ECtHR?: Importance of the Act on Exemption and the Sanader Case for Transitional Justice Jurisprudence and the Development of Transitional Justice Policies
Severe Economic Crimes Committed in Transitional Periods – Crimes under International Criminal Law?
Securing Justice and Reparations of Wartime Sexual Violence
Victims of wartime related sexual violence and the right to remedy and reparation (from EU and Croatian perspective)
Teaching Ethics in Organ Transplantation and Tissue Donation: Cases and Movies
DNA and the Protection of privacy through Criminal Law
Criminal Responsibility in Croatia: privatization and war period
Croatian legal approach toward defining and prosecuting transitional economic crimes: No statute of limitation and retroactive prosecution
Commentary of the Criminal Code
Recent changes in the development of the statute of limitations in Croatia - in the wake of political instrumentalization or means for achieving justice?
Securing Justice and Reparations to Victims of Wartime Sexual Violence in Croatia
Case study - informed consent and madical malpractice?
Bioethical and legal challenges of surrogate motherhood in the Republic of Croatia
Teaching Ethics in Psychiatry: Case-Vignettes
Huntington disease - legal aspects
The Legal Position of Perpetrators with Mental Disabilities under new Croatian Criminal Code
Application of Criminal law on doctors' of dental medicine
Responsibility of health care providers for criminal offences against the health of people in the Republic of Croatia
Reproductive Health - Case studies with Ethical Commentary
Criminal law reform in the health care
Bioethical and legal challenges of surrogate motherhood in Republic of Croatia
Informed conset of people with mental disabilites
No status of limitation for criminal offences against war profiteering and crimes committed in the process of ownership transformation and privatization in Croatia - Does it achieve goals of transitional justice?
Reform of juvenile criminal law and ajudication
Reform of juvenile criminal law and ajudication
Second Young Penalist Syposium on Transitional Justice, 29 September - 1 October 2011, La Rochelle, France
Informed Consent of Children in the Croatian Legislature
Medical negligence in croatian legislature
Book of Proceedings of the 18th World Congress on Medical Law, Zagreb Croatia
Recommendation on alternative dispute resolution in medical liability in Council of Europe member states
Book of Abstracts of the 18th World Congress on Medical law, Zagreb, 2010
Law, medicine and bioethical challenges
Ethical Dilemmas of Criminal Policy Regarding the End-of-Life Decisions
Economic Crimianl Offences in the New Criminal Code
XVIIIth World Congress of Medical Law - Overview and Conclusions
HIV - protection of human rights: information and professional secret
Actual issues concernig some criminal offences against the health of people in the light of elaborating draft amendments to the Croatian Criminal Code
Euthanasia and assisted suicide - ethical dilemmas of criminal policy
Market manipulation and insider trading
Croatioan medical law in the light of European standards
Historical development, current place and role, and need for a re-definiton of activities of ethics committees in croatian hospitals
Rules of professional conduct of physicians
3rd Interantional Conference of University Professors of Criminal law of the Faculty of Law in Zagreb and the Faculty of law in Ljubljana
Liber Amicorum Zvonimir Šeparović
Physicians as Permanent Court Experts - the Conditions for Their Nomination and Their Role in the Civil Procedure
Rights and obligations of physicians and patients in realisation of health protection in Croatia
Scandinavian model of insurance from medical error - can it live in framework of Croatian legislative
Code of ethics and deontology of physicians and its implementation in Croatia
Integrative Bioethics in Legal Perspective (workshop)
Scandinavian model of insurance from medical error- can it live in framework of Croatian legislation
Specific isuues of patent protection and licence agreement
Rules of professional conduct of physicians
Legal regulation in Croatia - HIV/AIDS- Damage compensation due to medical error, clasiffication of medical errors
Health service providers and the most common injuries when performing medical activities
Legal Regulation regarding HIV/AIDS- informed consent, mandatory testing, confidentiality of medical records, HIV/AIDS and human rights
Basics of helath law
Organisation of services for voluntary HIV advising and testing
Medical waste management - obligations of hospitals and how to transfer informations to professionals
Principles in contract conclution in Republic of Croatia- does contract with Croatian Institute of health insurance has all needed elements?
Health policy in Republic of Croatia, Health Care 21 – Present and future health organisation systems
Health Rights of the Elderly in the Republic of Croatia
Court of Croatian Medical Chamber, legal aspects
Righobligations of physicians
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