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First Annual Conference on Human Security, Terrorism and Organized Crime in the Western Balkan region

Ljubljana, 23-25 November 2006


Thursday, 23 November 2006


10:00 - 13:00 Registration


13:00 - 14:00 Word of welcome and conference opening

Chair: Iztok Prezelj, University of Ljubljana

Zinka Kolaric, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

Wolfgang Benedek, ETC Graz

Valentin Inzko, Austrian Ambassador in Slovenia

Anita Pipan, Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affaires - Directorate for Multilateral Issues

and Planning

representative of the European Commission


14:00 - 15:30 Presentations

Chair: Petrus van Duyne

Bojan Dobovsek, University of Maribor

Transnational organised crime in the Western Balkans

Tomo Hasovic, Slovenian Ministry of Interior - Organized Crime Section

Measures and experience of the Slovenian police in the fight against organised crime originating from the Western Balkans


15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break


16:00 - 17:00 Presentations

Chair: Maarten van Dijck

Cornelius Friesendorf, Ludwig Maximilians University Munich

A mixed record: strategies against human trafficking in Europe

Dejan Anastasijevic, Belgrade Centre for Human Rights

Organised crime in the Western Balkans



Friday, 24 November 2006


09:00 - 10:30 Presentations

Chair: Nicholas Dorn

Anton Bebler, University of Ljubljana

EU, NATO and transnational terrorism

Iztok Prezelj, University of Ljubljana

Modelling the national terrorist threat assessment: example of computer analytical tool - INTEGRO

Edin Jahic, University of Sarajevo

Developments of events in Bosnia and Herzegovina following the 11th September 2001


10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break


11:00 - 12:30 Presentations

Chair: Wolfgang Benedek

Lyubov Mincheva, University of Sofia

Unholy alliances: how trans-state terrorism and international crime make common cause. Evidence from the Balkans

Maarten van Dijck, Tilburg University

The link between the financing of terrorism and cigarette smuggling. What evidence is there?

Petrus van Duyne, Tilburg University

Crime money and state (in)transparency: the case of Serbia


12:30 - 14:00 Lunch


14:00 - 15:30 Presentations

Chair: Bojan Dobovsek

Nicholas Kaufman, Office of the District Attorney of Jerusalem

Problems encountered in investigating and prosecuting conspiracies to commit terrorist offences

Vassilios Grammatikas, Democritus University of Thrace

EU counter-terrrorist policies: security vs. human rights?


15:30 - 16:00 Coffee break


16:00 - 18:00 Presentations

Chair: Carine Giraldou

Klas Borell, Mid-Sweden University

Terrorist bombings and everyday life in a Beirut suburb

Anne Mandeville, University of Toulouse

Security forces in the struggle against terrorism: a comparative perspective

Nicholas Dorn, Cardiff University

Cooperation between public and private security in European and international perspective


18:00 - 18:05 Closure



Saturday, 25 November 2006


09:00 - 10:30 Presentations

Chair: Sinisa Bjekovic

Selvete Gerxhaliu, University of Prishtina

Human security, organized crime and terrorism challanges in Kosova's perspective

Drew Engel, Prosecutor's Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Special Department for Organized Crime, Economic Crimes and Corruption (SDOC)

Organized crime and terrorism in the Balkans: future risks and possible solutions


10:30 - 11:00 Coffee break


11:00 - 12:00 Summary, discussion and conclusion

Chair: Petrus van Duyne

Maarten van Dijck, University of Tilburg

Report on Theme 1: Substantive topics on terrorism and organized crime

Uros Svete, University of Ljubljana

Report on Theme 2: Temporal foci - past, present and future

Carine Giraldou, University of Toulouse

Report on Theme 3: Gender issues in terrorism and organized crime


14:00 - 16:00 HUMSEC Groups meetings


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