Since successfully launching in 2016, the Specialization Course for Junior Prosecutors has continued to build an international reputation for its extremely high-calibre speakers, a practical approach that is practitioner-led and globally-oriented, and its unique setting in Historical Siracusa.
The inaugural SCJP 2016 was attended by 52 participants from 35 countries. In 2017, 180 applications were received from prosecutors from 60 countries. In 2018, 120 applications were received and, in its past three editions, the course was attended by 146 prosecutors from 51 countries.
SCJP 2016, 2017 and 2018 were conducted by a stellar lineup of leading international experts including:
- Ms Silke Albert, Crime Prevention Expert, Human Trafficking and Migrant Smuggling Section, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
- Ms Laurel Baig, Senior Appeals Counsel, United Nations Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals.
- Judge Sir Howard Morrison, Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Court.
- Mr Thomas Burrows, Associate Director for Europe and Senior Counsel for Multilateral Affairs, Office of International Affairs, US Department of Justice.
- Mr Mike Chibita, Director of Public Prosecutions of Uganda.
- Ambassador Jean-Paul Laborde, Roving Ambassador of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean and former Executive Director, UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate.
- Mr Gavin Corn, Director of Law Enforcement Outreach and Associate General Counsel, Facebook.
- Ms Reena Devgun, Senior Public Prosecutor, International Public Prosecution Office, Swedish Prosecution Agency.
- Mr Mariano Federici, President, Argentinian Financial Intelligence Unit.
- Ms Karen Friedman-Agnifilo, Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office and former Chair, New York City Anti Human Trafficking Task Force.
- Mr Dan Suter, Director of IJust and former Specialist Prosecutor, International Justice and Organised Crime Division, Crown Prosecution Service and former UK Liaison Prosecutor to the US.
- Ms Gail Kent, Global Public Policy Manager, Facebook.
- Mr Jan Kerkhofs, Federal Magistrate, Belgium Federal Prosecutor’s Office.
- Mr Nadim Kyriakos-Saad, Assistant General Counsel and Head, Financial Integrity Group, International Monetary Fund.
- Judge Bernard Leroy, Director, Institute of Research against Counterfeit Medicines and former Deputy General Prosecutor, Versailles Court of Appeal.
- Professor Katalin Ligeti, Professor of European and International Criminal Law, University of Luxembourg.
- Mr François Molins, Paris District Chief Prosecutor.
- Mr Han Moraal, Acting Secretary-General, International Association of Prosecutors, Chairman, Global Prosecutors E-Crime Network, and National Member for the Netherlands, Eurojust.
- Dr Alfredo Nunzi, Director, Department of Administration, European Police Office (EUROPOL).
- Mr Sabin Ouellet, Chief Prosecutor, Department of External Affairs, Security and Development, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Québec and President, International Association of Francophone Prosecutors.
- Judge Kimberly Prost, Chef de Cabinet to the President of the International Criminal Court, former Judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and former Ombudsperson to the United Nations Security Council ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee.
- Judge Franco Roberti, Italian National Anti-Mafia Prosecutor.
- Professor William Schabas, Professor of International Law, Middlesex University.
- Judge Jean-François Thony, President, Siracusa Institute and Prosecutor General, Court of Appeals of the Alsace Region, France.
- Mr Frédéric Van Leeuw, Chief Crown Prosecutor, Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office.
- Professor Gert Vermeulen, Full Professor of European and International Criminal Law, Ghent University and Director, Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy.