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April 30, 2021
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The Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime will organize on May 6 at 2PM CET a webinar on “Tackling Organized Corruption and Monitoring Governmental Anti-Corruption Pledges in the Western Balkans“. The event will showcase new publications by the GI-TOC that are part of the “Infrastructure of Integrity” series:   The first, entitled Political Economy of Organized Corruption

April 12, 2021
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The Siracusa International Institute strongly condemns the brutal murder of Giorgios Karaivaz, a well-known Greek investigative journalist, who was killed on Friday 9 April in Athens. Mr Karaivaz is unfortunately only the latest of a long list of journalists to be murdered around the world. This is an extremely serious matter because it is presumable

March 31, 2021
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The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will organize the 20th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on ‘Human Rights, Criminal Justice and International Law’ (exclusively online) from July 5 until July 9, 2021. The course will be sponsored by the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP – France),

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

February 22, 2021
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  The Siracusa International Institute strongly condemns the attack that took place this morning near the city of Kanyamahoro (Democratic Republic of Congo) and expresses its deep condolences for the killing of the Italian Ambassador Luca Attanasio and the Carabinieri officer Vittorio Iavocacci who was travelling in the same convoy of MONUSCO, the United Nations

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 has

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