Roksandić Vidlička, S. (2017). Prosecuting Serious Economic Crimes as International Crimes – A New Mandate for the ICC? (Vol. BC 2) Schriftenreihe des Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht : Publications of the Max Planck Partner Group for Balkan Criminology. Berlin: Duncker & Humblot.
Serious economic crimes and violations of economic, social and cultural rights have often been neglected in criminal proceedings and reports of truth commissions that have followed in the wake of economic transitions or conflicts. Although such economic crimes often result in a substantial loss of wealth to the overall economy and society of the country in question, they have not been widely nor effectively prosecuted. The Balkan region is no exception to this rule. The study connects international criminal law with discourses of international human rights law, security studies, (supranational) criminology, political sciences, transitional justice and (economic) criminal law in order to find arguments as to why it is necessary to start prosecuting serious (transitional) economic offences as crimes under international law and why they should find their place in the ICC Statute. The research explains why Art. 7(1)(k) of the ICC Statute is the most plausible means to do so without violating the principle of legality.