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Overview of SCJP 2019

January 20, 2017

The upcoming Specialisation Course for Junior Prosecutors is designed to provide practical knowledge and skills to participants, building on interactive lectures with exercises and simulations over two weeks.

It consists of sessions on international criminal justice, the prosecution of transnational crimes and international legal cooperation. The first week prepares domestic prosecutors to work on cases involving international criminal justice and transnational crimes. The second week offers specialised training for domestic prosecutors in international cooperation in criminal matters.

 

The first week of the course includes the following sessions:

 

  • Introduction to International Criminal Justice: International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law;

 

  • Introduction to International Criminal Justice: International Criminal Law, International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law;

 

  • Elements of “Core Crimes” under International Criminal Law: War Crimes, Crimes Against Humanity and Genocide;

 

  • Introduction to Modes of Liability under International Criminal Law;

 

  • Progress and Challenges in International Criminal Justice: Insights on the International Courts and Tribunals;

 

  • Practical Perspectives on Prosecuting “Core” International Crimes and Transnational Crimes in Domestic Jurisdiction;

 

  • Panel Discussion on the Role of the Prosecutor: Professional Ethics and Responsibilities;

 

  • Cybercrime;

 

  • Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling;

 

  • Blockchain, Cryptocurrencies and Related Technologies: Challenges for Prosecution;

 

  • Wildlife Trafficking and Related Forms of Illicit Trade;

 

  • Environmental Crime, Including Illicit Waste Trafficking.

 

The second week of the course includes the following sessions:

 

  • Overview of Counter-Terrorism Frameworks;

 

  • Attacks on Critical Infrastructure Including Critical Information Systems and Soft Targets;

 

  • Overview of Mutual Legal Assistance Frameworks;

 

  • Mutual Legal Assistance on Freezing and Seizing Assets, and Asset Recovery;

 

  • Extradition and Transfer of Prisoners: General Principles, Challenges and Opportunities;

 

  • Transfer of Criminal Proceedings, Execution of Foreign Sentences, and Recognition of Foreign Criminal Judgements;

 

  • Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism;

 

  • Cooperating with Online Service Providers in Gathering Digital Evidence: Challenges, Tools and Opportunities;

 

Participants are strongly advised to attend both weeks to get the maximum benefit of SCJP. The Specialisation Course culminates in a detailed case study-based exercise that draws on the advanced knowledge, skills and techniques that have been developed over two weeks.