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The 20th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on Human Rights, Criminal Justice and International Law will be organized exclusively online, due to the Covid-19 pandemic. It will commence on Monday, July 5, and conclude on Friday, July 9. On Monday, July 12 and Tuesday, July 13, there will be an examination of participants who are interested in receiving the Diploma of the Siracusa International Institute.

The course will consist of 16 daily sessions spread over five days, for a total of 29 online contact hours. The sessions will be programmed approximately between h. 13 and 19.30, CET. The daily sessions will consist of keynote lectures, panel discussions and small-group exercises, which aim to stimulate interaction among participants.

Each daily session will be broadcast live on a dedicated digital platform at the Italian local time indicated in the agenda. In addition, for one week after the broadcast, participants will have access to video recordings of all sessions.

In advance of the course, all registered participants will have access to an online platform, from which the faculty’s recommended course readings and other relevant documents can be downloaded. This will help to ensure that participants get the most value out of the course’s live sessions. Each participant will have their own personal profile for accessing these materials. PowerPoint presentations and other course resources will be added to the platform at the beginning or end of each session.

Participants who want to receive the Diploma of the Siracusa International Institute will have to take an online examination once the course is completed. The examination will have a written and an oral component. Successful participants will be among the Institute’s graduates and eligible for a prize to be awarded to the person who achieves the best examination result, and two runners-up. The prize-winner will be acknowledged on the Institute’s website, and receive a certificate, and two books from the Course Director and the Institute, respectively. Participants who choose not to take the final examination will receive a certification of participation only.

Attendance is required at all live sessions. Failure to attend more than one live session will disqualify participants from receiving the certification of participation or the Diploma. Watching the recorded video of the sessions will not qualify participants for attendance. For further information, please contact us at icl-course@siracusainstitute.org

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