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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