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On January 18th, Ms. Stefania Lentinello, Program Officer of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, attended the 9th Steering Committee of the Twinning Project between France and Tunisia on the “Support to Training of the Justice Sector Personnel” (“Appui à la formation des personnels de justice“) in Tunis. The overall objective of the project

January 14, 2018
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On January 12th, Ms. Stefania Lentinello, Program Officer of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, attended the 5th Steering Committee of the Twinning Project “Strengthening Efficiency, Accountability and Transparency of the Judicial and Prosecutorial System in Kosovo” in Pristina, funded by the European Commission. The overall objective of the project is

January 8, 2018
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The Siracusa International Institute’s 18th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists will be on “International and Transnational Crimes” and will be held in Siracusa from  27 May to 4 June, 2018. The course is dedicated to the memory of Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni (1937-2017). For further information and to submit your application form, please visit

December 14, 2017
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From December 10th to the 16th, the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights is organizing the third session of its Training of Trainers Program (ToT) in Siracusa for Egyptian judges, prosecutors and officers of the Technical Office of the Court of Cassation. This session of the training program involves 18 selected participants

December 14, 2017
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The Siracusa International Institute is pleased to announce that during the Board of Directors Meeting in Siracusa on 9 December 2017, Judge Christine Van den Wingaert was elected as a new member of the Advisory Board of the Institute. Judge Van den Wingaert currently serves as a judge of the International Criminal Court, where she

Nel corso dell’ultima riunione del Consiglio di Amministrazione del Siracusa International Institute, tenutasi Sabato 9 Dicembre 2017, la Professoressa Paola Severino, attuale Rettore della LUISS Guido Carli di Roma e Presidente del Gruppo Italiano dell’Associazione Internazionale di Diritto Penale (AIDP), è stata eletta all’unanimità nuova Vicepresidente. La Professoressa Severino, già Ministro della Giustizia tra il

The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights is pleased to launch the third edition of its prosecutor training course, the Specialisation Course for Junior Prosecutors on International Criminal Justice and International Cooperation in Criminal Matters (SCJP). The SCJP is co-organised with the International Association of Prosecutors. This unique, globally-oriented course will take

November 27, 2017
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The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, on the impulse of the International Institute of Research against Counterfeit Medicines (IRACM), is the organizer of the third meeting of experts to strengthen “The Fight against Counterfeit Drugs in Francophone Africa”, which will take place from November 27 to 29 at the Siracusa International Institute’s headquarters.

November 23, 2017
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Applications are open for the Specialisation Course on “The Exercise of Defence Rights in International Investigations within the European Union”, which will be held from 15-17 March 2018 at the Siracusa International Institute’s headquarters in Siracusa, Italy (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). This Specialisation Course is part of the International Defence Counsel Training Programme. Launched in 2017 by