Davor Derenčinović

Davor Derenčinović
PhD, Faculty of Law, Croatia

Prof. Davor Derenčinović, PhD, was born in Zagreb, on 7 August 1970. He graduated from the Faculty of Law in Zagreb in 1995 and gained a master's degree from the same Faculty in 1998. He completed his PhD by the thesis “Corruption in Criminal Law” in 2000. Since 2010, he has been the Chair of the Department of Criminal Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb. He completed his postgraduate studies at the International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul College of Law, Chicago, as the recipient of the 2004 - 2005 Fulbright Scholarship. In addition, he completed professional development programmes at the Institute Superiore Internazionale di Scienze Criminali in Syracuse, at the Academy of European Law in Trier and at the London School of Economics. He is the founder and the director of the international course “Crime Prevention through Criminal Law and Security Studies” offered to postgraduate students at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik. So far he has published about a dozen books and more than fifty scientific and professional papers in the field of criminal law and protection of human rights, as both author and co-author. In addition to his position at the Faculty of Law in Zagreb, he is a lecturer in a number of graduate and postgraduate (specialist and doctoral) studies in Croatia and abroad. As a member of several working groups at competent ministries, he participated in drafting and amending a large number of criminal laws. He was a contributor to a number of Croatian and international scientific projects and the manager of the “Criminal Law in Prevention of Corruption and Organised Crime” project funded by the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education. He is a member of working groups for the preparation of negotiations on the Chapter 23 and the Chapter 24 of the European Union acquis communautaire. He was appointed an expert advisor by the United Nations Office for Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and ad hoc judge by the European Court of Human Rights. Until 2005 he was a member of the Council of Europe Committee of Experts on Terrorism (CODEXTER). He is the Vice President of the Group of Independent Experts for the Implementation of the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA), the President of the Croatian Association of Criminal Sciences and Practice, one of the founding members and the Secretary of the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences, an Editor-in-Chief of the Croatian Academy of Legal Sciences Yearbook, a member of the Court of Honour of the Zagreb Society of University Teachers, Scholars and Other Scientists, a member of the Croatian Parliament Legislation Committee and the Vice President of the Croatian State's Attorney Council. He was awarded the Croatian Homeland War Memorial Medal.


Croatian Criminal Law and the Challenge of Cybercrime