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Artur Kowalczyk

Artur Kowalczyk – Ph.D. student at the Department of Criminal Procedure at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Economics, University of Wrocław, Poland was visiting our institute January 2020.

He was also a judge trainee at the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution. In 2019 he passed judicial exam.

He participates in a project on compensation for wrongful deprivation of liberty financed by the Polish National Science Center led by Wojciech Jasiński, Ph.D. His research focuses mainly on Polish and comparative criminal procedure, especially illegally and improperly obtained evidence.
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Assist. Prof. Dr. iur. Öznur Sevdiren

Öznur Sevdiren is an Assistent Professor from Istanbul Bilgi University / Faculty of Law Criminal and Criminal Procedure Law. Please find her CV here.



Professor Anneli Soo

Anneli Soo is an Associate Professor in Criminal Law at the University of Tartu, Estonia.
From September 2018 until August 2019  and January/February 2020 she conducts research as a Humboldt Experienced Researcher at the Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, University of Cologne on the right for access to case files in pre-trial stages of criminal proceedings as provided in the Directive 2012/13/EU. From 2016-2017 she was as a Marie Skłodowska-Curie researcher at the Faculty of Law, Maastricht University conducting a research project ‘Towards Guaranteeing the Right to Effective Assistance of Defence Counsel in Member States in Trans-border Criminal Cases’. Since September 2007 she has been teaching at University of Tartu criminal law and defence rights. At first she did it as a practitioner, but in September 2014 she became a lecturer on criminal law at the University of Tartu (in 2018 she became an Associate Professor). She worked as a criminal counsellor from 2007 until 2011 at the Supreme Court of Estonia. In January 2012 she defended her PhD ‘Remedies against Ineffectiveness of Defence Counsel. Judicial Supervision over the Performance of Defense Counsel in Estonian Criminal Proceedings’ at the University of Tartu. She was the first Estonian scientist to receive a Fulbright Schuman scholarship to conduct research at Californian State University, Fullerton, United States in 2012 shortly after her thesis defence. Since 2016 she is a Member of the Legal Experts Advisory Panel at Fair Trials International, and a member of ECLAN.

Her CV can be found here.

Professor Luigi Cornacchia

I. Personal details

Born  31 March 1969 in Bologna/Italy
Citizenship: Italy
Address: Dipartimento di Scienze Giuridiche, Università del Salento, Lecce
“Struttura Campus” - Via dei Tufi, I-73100 Monteroni (Lecce)

II. Academic degree

  • 1992: “Dottore in Giurisprudenza” (University Bologna/Italy – 110/110 cum laude
  • 1999: Doctorate in criminal law (University Trent/Italy).

III. Education

  •  1988/1992: Studies in law at University Bologna/Italy with final eximnation and “Tesi di laurea” (Topic: „Medical treatment and criminal responsibility“)
  •  1995/1998: Doctorate an der Universität Trent/Italy (Thema der Dissertation: „Die Mitverursachung durch voneinander unabhängige fahrlässige Verhaltensweisen“)

 IV. Work experience

  • 2000: Research grant (2 months), funding through Max-Planck-Gesellschaft/Germany(Thema: „Die Mitverantwortung, mit besonderer Rücksicht auf der Beteiligung an der fahrlässigen Straftat“)
  • 26.4.2000 – 28.4.2000: tätig bei der Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz (Österreich) als Prüfer im Rahmen des strafrechtlichen Intensivprogrammes (Erasmus-Sokrates)
  • 2001: Research grant abroad (12 months), finanziert durch das italienische „Consiglio Nazionale di Ricerca“ [C.N.R.] (Thema: „Strafrechtliche Aspekte der genetischen Manipulationen“)
  •  2001: „Assegno di ricerca“ (Forschungsvertrag, 36 Monate), finanziert von der Universität Bologna/Italien (Thema: „Strafrechtliche Aspekte der Biotechnologien“)
  • 28.3.2006: Alexander von Humboldt-Stipendium (Projekt: “Funktion und Legitimation der Strafe im Rahmen der Zuständigkeit des Internationalen Strafgerichtshofes (IStGH)”)
  • 2012: Alexander von Humboldt-Stipendium (Wiederaufnahme)
  •  2013: Jemolo Fellowship, Nuffield College, Oxford (UK)
  • Seit Januar 2005: “Ricercatore universitario” (Hochschulassistent) an der rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Lecce/Italien, beim Lehrstuhl von Strafrecht.
  • Seit Mai 2005: “Professore associato” (Professor 2. Niveau) an der rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Universität Lecce/Italien, Lehrstuhl von Strafrecht.
  •  Seit Januar 2014: Habilitiert als „Professore straordinario“ (Professor 1. Niveau)
  •  Mitglieder der „Associazione Franco Bricola”, „VEREINIGUNG FÜR DEN GEDANKENAUSTAUSCH ZWISCHEN DEUTSCHEN UND ITALIENISCHEN JURISTEN“, „Association Internationale de Droit Penal“ (AIDP); „World Society of Victimology“


14 Oktober 2006: Premio “Ettore Gallo”, Istrevi – Buch “Concorso di colpe e principio di responsabilità penale per fatto proprio” (Giappichelli, Torino, 2004)

 V. Studienaufenthalte in Deutschland

Mehrere Aufenthalte zur wissenschaftlichen Forschung:

  • 1.7.-31.8.1996: am «Deutschen Institut für die gesamte Strafrechtswissenschaft» München (2 M.)
  • 1.11.1997-31.10.1998: am «Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht» Freiburg i.Br. (12 M.)
  • 17-24.8.1999: am «Institut für Kriminologie und Wirtschaftsstrafrecht» Freiburg i.B. (1 Woche)
  • 1.10.1998-31.3.1999: am «Rechtsphilosophischen Seminar der Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität» Bonn (6 M.)
  • 1.5.-30.6.2000: am «Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht» Freiburg i.Br., finanziert durch die Max-Planck-Gesellschaft: (2 M.)
  • 1-10.2001-10.10.2002: am «Rechtsphilosophischen Seminar der Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität» Bonn, finanziert durch das italienische „Consiglio Nazionale di Ricerca“ (12 M.)
  • 1.10.2006-30.9.2007: am «Rechtsphilosophisches Seminar der Rechts- und Staatswissenschaftlichen Fakultät der Rheinischen Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität» Bonn (6 Monaten) und beim «Institut für Strafrecht und Strafprozessrecht» Köln, finanziert durch AvH-Stiftung (12 M.)
  • 30.7.2012-31.8.2012: am «Institut für Kriminalwissenschaften, Westphälische Whilhelm-Universität» Münster, finanziert durch AvH-Stiftung (1 M.)

Professor Shinya Fukamachi


I. Personal details

Born 20 July 1974 in Tokyo/Japan
Citizenship: Japan
Address: Law School, University Rikkyo, Nishi-ikebukuro, 1718501, Tokyo
E-mail: sfukamachi(at)


II. Work experience

1 April 200131 March 2003: Assistant Professor University Okayama
1 Apirl 200331 March 2004: Assosiate Professor University Okayama
1 April 200431 March 2008: Associate Professor University Hokkaido
1 April 200831 March 2012: Associate Professor University Rikkyo
Since 1 April 2012: Professor University Rikkyo

III.  Scientific visits in Germany, Austria and Swiss

26 August 201021August 2012: Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, University Cologne
29 July 201320 August 2013: Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, University Cologne
4 August 201420 August 2014: Rechtswissenschaftlichen Institut, University Zurich
31 July 201517 September 2015: Institut für Strafrecht und Kriminologie, University Vienna
31 July 201618 September 2016: Rechtswissenschaftlichen Institut, University Zurich



Professor Eduardo Demetrio Crespo

Short Biography

Born in Solothurn (Switzerland) on August 28, 1970. He was granted his LLB (1993) and PhD (1997) at the University of Salamanca. Since 2010, he is a Professor of Criminal Law at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Toledo, where he was the vice-dean for legal studies (2003-2004). He has participated as a speaker delivering scientific lectures in international conferences and he has been a Visiting Fellow in Germany, the United Kingdom and Italy. He was a Visiting Research Scholar (Spain Government-funded PhD Scholarship) at University of Cologne (1994-1995), Research Scholar at the Ludwig-Maximiliams-University Munich (2004), Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow at University of Cologne (2005-2006), Max Planck Research Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg im Breisgau (2008), Visiting Research Scholar at University of Cambridge (2009, 2012), working as the principal investigator of a Spain Government-funded project entitled “Neuroscience and Criminal Law: a new approach to culpability”, HWK Research Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Study in Delmenhorst (2010), Visiting Academic at University of Kiel (2013) and Visiting Research Scholar (Spain Government-funded Senior Research Scholarship) at European University Institute in Florence (2016). He is an associate member of several Spanish and International Scientific Committees and member of the Institute of European and International Criminal Law at University of Castilla-La Mancha and of the Institute of Forensic Sciences and Security at Autonomous University of Madrid. He is the Director of the Postgraduate Course on “Economic and Corporate Criminal Law” at the University of Castilla-La Mancha and of the legal database entitled “Biblioteca Básica de Derecho Penal y Ciencias Penales”, which is published by Iustel.

Research Abstract

His main research interests are general principles of Criminal Law, Philosophy of Criminal Law, Criminal Law policy and Corporate crime. He is currently working on interdisciplinary research between Neuroscience and Criminal Law. He has written about forty articles and several monographs, such as “Prevención general e individualización judicial de la pena” (1999; 2. Ed., 2016), “La tentativa en la autoría mediata y en la actio libera in causa” (2003), “Culpabilidad y fines de la pena “(2008), “Responsabilidad penal por omisión del empresario” (2009). He is one of the authors and the coordinator of the Handbooks entitled “Lecciones y materiales para el estudio del Derecho penal. Tomo II. Teoría del delito” (2. Ed., 2015) and “Curso de Derecho penal. Parte General” (3. Ed., 2016). He has also edited several books, such as “Cuestiones actuales de Derecho penal económico (2008); Terrorismo y Estado de Derecho” (2010); “Cuestiones actuales de Derecho penal empresarial” (2010), “El Derecho penal económico y empresarial ante los desafíos de la sociedad mundial del riesgo” (2010), “Neurociencias y Derecho penal” (2013), “Crisis financiera y Derecho penal económico” (2014), “Legalidad y defensa. Garantías constitucionales del Derecho y la Justicia penal” (2015), “Halcones y Palomas: corrupción y delincuencia económica” (2015). He has also translated several articles from German to Spanish.