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May 29, 2019
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Between May 28th and 30th the Siracusa International Institute is organizing the first National Strategic Dialogue (NSD) on Illicit Trade in Skopje (Republic of North Macedonia). The three-days programme involves several representatives of the major national institutions engaged in the fight against illicit trade. In particular, it includes representatives from the Ministry of Justice, Ministry

May 21, 2019
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Between May 20th and 24th, The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights is participating in the twenty-eighth session of the Commission on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (CCPCJ), organised by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC). Mr. Filippo Musca, Acting Director General of the Institute, is attending the event in Vienna. The CCPCJ was established by the Economic

May 7, 2019
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On May 7th, 2019, Mr. Filippo Musca and Ms. Stefania Lentinello, respectively Acting Director General and Program Officer of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, attended the closing seminar of the Twinning Project “Strengthening Efficiency, Accountability and Transparency of the Judicial and Prosecutorial System in Kosovo” in Pristina, funded by the European

April 18, 2019
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The Regional Scientific Committee (RSC) of The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights met yesterday afternoon at its headquarters in Siracusa. Established in 2006, the RSC has the task of promoting and coordinating scientific conferences, seminars, pilot projects and studies in Sicily. The Committee is composed of 21 specialists including magistrates, lawyers, prosecutors,

April 4, 2019
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Between April 3rd and 4th, Mr. Filippo Musca, Acting Director General of the Siracusa International Institute and Mr. Tobias Freeman, Senior Legal Officer, are participating in the Regional Workshop on Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML) in Panama. This initiative is organised by the Financial Action Task Force of Latin America (GAFILAT) and its main aims are:

April 2, 2019
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  The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights is participating to a call launched by the European Commission for conducting a project to support the Republic of North Macedonia in the implementation of the Strategy for Reform of the Judiciary Sector and Action plan regarding the independence, efficiency and quality of the

March 18, 2019
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On 18-19 March 2019, a delegation of The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will participate in the 7th annual meeting of the OECD Task Force on Countering Illicit Trade in Paris. The Task Force fosters international cooperation and public-private partnerships to combat illicit trade in all sectors. Led by its President,

March 13, 2019
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  The new book entitled “EU Criminal Justice – Fundamental Rights, Transnational Proceedings and the European Public Prosecutor’s Office”, and edited by Professor. Tommaso Rafaraci – member of the Regional Scientific Committee of the Institute – and Professor Rosanna Belfiore, has just been published by Springer. The book, which is also available on line, analyses

March 11, 2019
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See below an analysis made by our Senior Advisor, Stefano Betti on the Institute’s new project “Mechanism for Combating Illicit Trade” – (M-CIT) and the Institute’s broader efforts to contribute to a cross-sectorial approach to Illicit Trade and related crimes. An international Mechanism to Combat Illicit Trade? Stay Tuned! Author: Stefano Betti

March 11, 2019
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The Siracusa International Institute expresses its sincerest and deepest condolences for the tragic disappearance of the 157 passengers on board the Ethiopian Airlines plane, which yesterday crashed shortly after takeoff. The accident has unfortunately cost the lives of – among others- eight Italian citizens, all engaged in important projects of development and international cooperation. In