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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 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

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

July 31, 2020
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A new navigation section entirely dedicated to the memoirs of Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni will be available in September on the Institute’s website. This section will contain various documents, speeches, video interviews and photographs of Professor Bassiouni relating to his life and to his immense work in favour of international criminal justice and human rights.

July 20, 2020
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The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights would like to inform that the 2020 Specialization Course in International Criminal law for young penalists – scheduled to take place from December 7th to 13th – has been cancelled in light of the situation related to the Covid-19 spread. The Institute will provide as

April 21, 2020
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In this book, going through his personal memories, Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni provides an impressive and fascinating account of crucially relevant historical events. Professor Bassiouni was a towering figure in international law. He was a renowned jurist driven by an inexhaustible passion for upholding the rule of law and protecting human rights. This book is

February 4, 2020
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Between February 3 and 4, 2020, The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, is joining the UNCTAD Illicit Trade Forum in Geneva. The initiative is organized by UNCTAD in collaboration with the Transnational Alliance to Combat Illicit Trade (TRACIT). UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development), is a permanent intergovernmental body