Crime and Justice in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Professor Almir Maljević, Associate Dean for International Relations and a faculty member for Criminal Justice, Criminology and Security Studies at the University of Sarajevo, will address crime statistics, the reform of criminal legislation and challenges that the criminal justice system faced in BiH following the war. The region declared its independence from the former Yugoslavia in 1992, followed by years of ethnic unrest among the country’s Bosniak, Croat and Serb populations.
As the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) scholar, Maljević spent three years at the Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany. Maljević has published extensively in English, Bosnian, and German languages on the issues of corruption, organized crime and juvenile delinquency.
Throughout his career, Maljević served as project manager, researcher, consultant, or legal/criminal justice expert for various governmental and international organizations such as the Council of Ministers of BiH, United Nations Development Programme BiH, Max-Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Open Society Institute New York.
The presentation will be followed by a colloquium for graduate students in the Bates Room.