Assist. Prof. Dr. Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička 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) as part of her position as assistant professor at the Department of criminal law. She obtained her PhD in 2015 (Zagreb) and 2016 (Freiburg) as a doctorate sholarship 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 reseach under the title Prosecuting serious economic crimeas as international cirmes, 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 obtained her Master of Science Degree in Company and Commercial Law at the Faculty of law, University of Zagreb and graduated at the same Faculty of Law. 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 recieved a special recognition - an award for the contribution to the development of the Croatian Medical Chamber (2005). She passed Croatian bar exam.
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 is a member of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology 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 uder same name that is held every year at the Interunivesity 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 .
Sunčana Roksandić Vidlička acts as an expert in national, regional and international projects (e.g. UNODC, UNDP, Max Planck Instute for Foreign and Internatioanl Criminal Law, Global Intiative Against Tranasnational Organozed Crime) and as national expert in the implemetation 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).
She is one of the model course drafters and developers of UNODC (E4J) in the area of peace, corruption and security. 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 memeber) and Criminal Code (external member) and president of the Working group of ministry of health on unifying provisions of informed consent. She is 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 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 Univeristy, Faculty of Law and at East European University, Tibilisi, Georgia where she recieved an honorary doctorate (doctor honoris causa) for her work and activity related to "the resposiblity of transnational corporations and other business enterprises for breaches of human rights."
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. The list of her publications is available online: http://bib.irb.hr/lista-radova?autor=301401. 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).
She is member of the Executive Board of Croatian Assoication for Criminal Law Sciences and Practice and is part of Editoral 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 memeber 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 Violance 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 Facutly of law, University of Zagreb.