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April 7, 2017

The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (the new public name adopted by the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences – ISISC) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) recognized in 2006 by a Decree Law of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, effectively expanding the Siracusa Institute license to engage in activities in the field of cooperation for development. Moreover, the Institute enjoys special consultative status with the United Nations ECOSOC and the Council of Europe.

–        Consultative status with Council of Europe

–        Recognitions as an NGO

–        Consultative status with ECOSOC

The Institute has a special cooperation agreement with the United Nations Office in Vienna (UNOV), and it is one of the eighteen organizations comprising the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network. Additionally, over the course of its history, the Institute signed Memorandums of Understanding with several institutions to promote mutual cooperation and joint activities, namely:

–        National Commission for Human Rights of Iraqi Kurdistan (2015)

–        Ministry of Interior of Egypt (2015)

–        Italian Higher School of the Judiciary – SSM (2014)

–        Egyptian Ministry of Justice (2014)

–        Egyptian Office of the Prosecutor-General (2014)

–        Egyptian National Center for Judicial Studies (2014)

–        International Institute for Justice and the Rule of Law, Malta (2014)

–        Università Telematica Pegaso (2014)

–        Palestinian Bar Association (2013)

–        Associação dos Juízes Federais do Brasil – AJUFE (2013)

–        Italian High Judicial Council – CSM (2011)

–        Heartland Alliance for Human Needs and Human Rights (2010)

–        Italian High School of Advocacy (2010)

–        NATO School (2008)

–        International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University (2003)

–        University of Palermo, Department of Law (1999)

–        United Nations Office in Vienna – UNOV (1992)

–        International Association of Penal Law – AIDP (1972)