Assoc. Prof. Dr.Dr.h.c. Sunčana Roksandić
Zagreb Faculty of Law
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Doctoral Dissertation Project
Supervisors: Prof.dr.sc. Ksenija Turković, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Hans-Jörg Albrecht
Violence, organised crime and illicit markets; International Criminal Justice & Law and Protection of Economic, Social (Health) and Cultural rights; Transitional Justice; ICC and Crimes against humanity; Global/Regional and Balkan (political) white-collar crime and crimes of the powerful; Combating Transnational and Global Corruption; Protection of victims of crisis; EU economic criminal law, asset recovery; Crimes of Globalization
Corruption is one of the main challenges to the rule of law, life chances and people’s livelihoods in the Western Balkans. It is both a cause and consequence of a criminal culture that permeates the region, and the way that corruption is linked to politics suggests a degree of organized corruption, and even elements of state capture, in a number of countries in the region.
In the Western Balkans there is little research on corruption and organized crime, and there is near silence within academia and intelligentsia on the subject. Regionally, there is also limited engagement by civil society on the topic of corruption. Many initiatives, including this report, rely on external support.
This report is based on analysis provided by experts who examined corruption and its impact on governance in each country of the WB6, and reviewed each country’s anti-corruption frameworks as well as government efforts to tackle corruption. In particular, it looks at how the governments of the six countries are implementing their own anti-corruption pledges made in the context of the Berlin Process, an initiative aimed at stepping up regional cooperation in the Western Balkans and aiding the integration of these countries into the European Union. This report is designed to contribute constructively to the implementation and review process of the anti- corruption pledges made as part of the Berlin Process, and highlight areas where further progress is needed.
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Uglješa Ugi Zvekić & Sunčana Roksandić (2021) Infrastructure of Integrity: Political Economy of Organized Corruption and Anti-Corruption in the Western Balkans, The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Switzerland
Uglješa Ugi Zvekić & Sunčana Roksandić (2021) Infrastructure of Integrity: Western Balkans anti-corruption pledges monitor, The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime, Switzerland