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International Criminal Law

20th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law

 Human Rights, Criminal Justice and International Law


UPDATE OF July 19, 2020

The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights would like to inform that the 2020 Specialization Course in International Criminal law for young penalists – scheduled to take place from December 7th to 13th – has been cancelled in light of the situation related to the Covid-19 spread.

The Institute will provide as soon as possible all details about the 2021 edition, which will be organized at the end of May 2021. We deeply regret not being able to organize the course this year, but we warmly encourage all interested persons to apply for the next edition.



About the ICL Course


The Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists is organized every year in Siracusa between May and June. The course is sponsored by the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP – France), the University of Palermo Department of Law (Italy), the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland (Galway, Ireland), the Middlesex University Department of Law (London, UK) and the College for Criminal Law Science (CCLS), Beijing Normal University (Beijing, China).

The Siracusa International Institute selects 60 participants who should have a university degree, ideally in law or with some studies in law, and be 35 years of age or under. Provision may be made for auditors who do not fulfil these conditions. Furthermore, the Institute offers 10 scholarships to applicants from developing and less developed Countries.