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March 1, 2021
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The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights is organizing two ancillary meetings to the Fourteenth United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice (Kyoto, Japan, 7-12 March 2021), namely:     Towards international guidelines and a mechanism to combat illicit trade – Session 26   Time: Wednesday 10 March, 16.30-18.00 (Kyoto

December 14, 2020
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The Siracusa Institute is one of the contributors for the development of the Guidelines   Within the framework of a UNESCO-IAP partnership, the new “Guidelines for Prosecutors on Cases of Crimes Against Journalists”, were recently published. Developed by Mr. Sabin Ouellet, former Chief Prosecutor of the Director of Criminal and Penal Prosecutions of Québec City,the publication

December 9, 2020
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On 9th and 10th December, 2020, Mr. Jean-François Thony, President of The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights and former Prosecutor General of the Court of Appeal of Rennes (France), is joining the Forum of Legal Actors, entitled this year “Strengthening the Role of Legal Actors in the Defence of the Right to Freedom of

December 7, 2020
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The Regional Scientific Committee of the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights fully endorses the draft resolution on “Freedom of the Media, Public Trust and the Right to Know“, currently being examined by the Culture, Science, Education and Media Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. In addressing the

November 4, 2020
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On Friday 6 November, The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will mark an important milestone for its three-year research and capacity-building project across South Eastern Europe, with the launch of a new report: Closing the Implementation Gap: Criminal justice responses to illicit trade in South Eastern Europe and associated challenges. This

October 12, 2020
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Between October 12th and 16th, 2020, The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights is participating in the 10th session of the conference of the parties to the United Nations Convention against Transnational Organized Crime (UNTOC or “Palermo Convention”). Adopted twenty years ago in Palermo by the General Assembly resolution 55/25 (15 November

September 25, 2020
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Today, the Siracusa International Institute remembers its founder, a source of inspiration, and long-standing former President, Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, on the third anniversary of his death. Universally considered as the “Father of International Criminal Law”, Professor Bassiouni dedicated his life to the development of international criminal justice and effective protection of human rights worldwide. The

September 14, 2020
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It is now online on the Institute’s website (www.siracusainstitute.org) a new navigation section entirely dedicated to the Memoirs of Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni, one of the Institute’s founders and President for more than 30 years. In this section, you will find important materials such as documents, speeches, interviews, and videos related to his life and