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Summer School

on

Understanding and Combatting Corruption –

A Global Perspective

Siracusa (Italy)

July 18-22, 2022

The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will organize a Summer School on ‘Understanding and Combatting Corruption – A Global Perspective’, between Monday, July 18th and Friday, July 22nd. The Summer School will take place in presence at the headquarters of the Siracusa Institute, located in Siracusa, Italy.

To be eligible for the Summer School, participants should have a university degree in law, or other relevant education and experience. The working language will be English.

To register for the Summer School, please fill out the Application Form. The application deadline is June 15, 2022. All registered participants will receive a confirmation letter in due course, with further information on methods of payment and relevant deadlines.

For further information, please visit the sections below.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will organize a Summer School on ‘Understanding and Combatting Corruption – A Global Perspective’, between Monday, July 18th and Friday, July 22nd. The Summer School will take place in presence at the headquarters of the Siracusa Institute, located in Siracusa, Italy.
  • The Summer School will consist of 6 daily sessions spread over 5 days, for a total of 20 academic contact hours. The daily sessions will consist of a combination of presentations from experts and participants on the reading material which will be provided in advance to the Summer School; they will be programmed approximately between h. 9.30 and 13.30, CET. The afternoons will be dedicated to study groups, self-study and social activities; they will be programmed approximately between h. 14.30 and 17.30, CET.
  • In advance of the Summer School, participants are invited to access the Institute’s online platform, from which the reading material and other relevant documents can be downloaded. PowerPoint presentations and other resources will be added to the platform in due time. The platform will also provide the opportunity to exchange with other participants and discuss topics and issues highlighted by the Summer School.
  • Participants who attend successfully the Summer School will receive the Certificate of Specialization of the Siracusa International Institute.
  • Attendance is required at all live sessions: failure to attend more than one session will disqualify participants from receiving the Certificate.
  • The Institute has a library containing over 25,000 volumes in International Criminal Law and Comparative International Law which are open to the use of participants throughout the Summer School.

If you have any questions, please contact the Siracusa Institute at s.lentinello@siracusainstitute.org

LIST OF TOPICS

  • General Introduction and Overview of the Summer School
  • United Nations Convention against Corruption – What are the crimes that constitute corruption?
  • Understanding the Underlying Enabling Environments and the Economic/Social/National Security Impact of Corruption
  • Designing a Domestic Anti-Corruption Strategy
  • The Supply Side: Addressing International Bribery
  • Attaching the profits of corruption: Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Financing of Terrorism

LIST OF SPEAKERS

  • Sean Hagan, Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown Law, USA ; former General Counsel, IMF – COURSE DIRECTOR
  • Jean-François Thony, President Siracusa International Institute
  • Stefano Manacorda, Professor of Law, University of Campania, Italy
  • Nicola Bonucci, Director of Legal Affairs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
  • Dominic Martin, Committee Member, Transparency International – Defence & Security ; former UK Permanent Representative to the OECD
  • Nadim Kyriakos-Saad, Assistant General Counsel, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

 

ELIGIBILITY

  • The Summer School targets mainly recent law graduates, practitioners, academics and students from across the globe, who are pursuing higher education or careers in the fields of international criminal law and international relations, with a focus on anti-corruption issues.
  • To be eligible for the Summer School, participants should have a university degree in law, or other relevant education and experience.
  • The working language will be English.

 

REGISTRATION COSTS

  • The registration for the Summer School is open to all interested participants. Please fill out the Application Form. The registration deadline is June 15, 2022.
  • The registration cost is € 750 and includes academic material, 5 lunches, 1 Ice-breaking Social Event and 1 Farewell Reception. The dinner in Noto is not included.
  • All registered participants will receive a confirmation letter in due course, with further information on methods of payment and relevant deadlines.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • If a registration is cancelled until 14 days prior to the Summer School commencement date, the Institute will retain 50% of the registration cost.
  • If a registration is cancelled more than 14 days but less than 28 days before the Summer School commencement date, the Institute will retain 20% of the registration cost.
  • If the minimum number of participants has not been reached by May 30, 2022, the Summer School will be canceled and participants will receive a full refund.