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Board of Directors

The governing body of the Institute is an independent 21-member Board of Directors, 10 of whom are elected by the Conseil de Direction of the AIDP from internationally renowned scholars and experts, 4 appointed directly by the Board, and 7 ex-officio members:

  • the Mayor of the City of Siracusa;

  • the Mayor of the City of Noto;

  • the representative of the Sicilian Region;

  • the President of the Free Consortium of Municipalities of Siracusa (former Province of Siracusa);

  • the President of the AIDP;

  • the President of the Italian Section of the AIDP;

  • the Rector of the University of Catania.

The governing body of the Institute is an independent 21-member Board of Directors, 10 of whom are elected by the Conseil de Direction of the AIDP from internationally renowned scholars and experts, 4 appointed directly by the Board, and 7 ex-officio members:

  • the Mayor of the City of Siracusa;

  • the Mayor of the City of Noto;

  • the representative of the Sicilian Region;

  • the President of the Free Consortium of Municipalities of Siracusa (former Province of Siracusa);

  • the President of the AIDP;

  • the President of the Italian Section of the AIDP;

  • the Rector of the University of Catania.

President

Jean-François Thony

Honorary Prosecutor General (France);
Executive Vice-President, AIDP

Vice-President

Ulrika Sundberg

Ambassador, Special Envoy to the OIC, Intercultural and Interfaith Dialogue, Sweden;
Vice President, AIDP

Vice-President

Paola Severino

Vice President, University LUISS “Guido Carli”, Rome (Italy); Vice President, AIDP; President, Italian Section of the AIDP

Khaled M. Ahmed

Judge, Court of Appeal of Tanta, Cairo (Egypt)

Francesco Italia

Mayor of Siracusa,
City of Siracusa (Italy)

Steve Becker

Deputy Secretary General, AIDP; Attorney at Law, Chicago (USA)

Peter Jozsef Csonka

Head of Unit, General Criminal Law, Directorate General Justice and Consumers, European Commission, Brussels (Belgium)

Corrado Figura

Mayor of Noto,City of Noto, Siracusa (Italy)

Ahmed F. Khalifa

Deputy Secretary General, AIDP;
Assistant Professor of Criminal Law,
Ain Shams University, Cairo (Egypt)

Girolamo Turano

Regional Councillor for Education and Training, Sicilian Region, Palermo (Italy)

Katalin Ligeti

Vice President in charge of scientific coordination, AIDP; Dean and Professor of European and International Criminal Law,
Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance,
University of Luxemburg

Alfredo Nunzi

Head of the Department of Institutional and Legal Affairs,
European Police Office (EUROPOL), The Hague (The Netherlands)

Cristina Mauro

Treasurer, AIDP; Magistrate; Deputy Head of the Statute and Deontology Office,
Directorate of Judicial Services, Ministry of Justice, Paris (France)

Mario La Rocca

Commissioner, Free Consortium of Municipalities of Siracusa (former Province of Siracusa), Siracusa (Italy)

Francesco Priolo

Rector, University of Catania, Catania (Italy)

María Angeles Ramos

Deputy Secretary General, AIDP;
Prosecutor,
Prosecutor’s Office for Crimes against Humanity,
Buenos Aires (Argentina)

William Schabas

Professor of International Law,
Faculty of Law,
Middlesex University,
London (United Kingdom)

Stanislaw Tosza

Secretary General, AIDP;
Associate Professor in Compliance and Law Enforcement,
University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

John Vervaele

President, AIDP;
Former Professor of Criminal Law,
Willem Pompe Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology Faculty of Law, Utrecht University (The Netherlands)

Xiumei Wang

Vice President, AIDP;
Professor of International Criminal Law,
College for Criminal Law Science,
Beijing Normal University (China)

José Luis De La Cuesta

Honorary President, AIDP;
Professor of Criminal Law and Director,
Basque Institute of Criminology,
University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian (Spain)

Giuseppe Di Gennaro

Honorary President,
Supreme Court of Cassation, Rome (Italy)

Helmut Epp

Honorary Vice President, AIDP;
Former Judge, Vienna (Austria)

Vitaliano Esposito

Former Attorney General, Supreme Court of Cassation, Rome (Italy)

Giovanni Maria Flick

President Emeritus,Constitutional Court, Rome (Italy)

Reynald Ottenhof

Honorary Vice President, AIDP; Professor Emeritus of Law,University of Nantes
Nantes (France)

Antonio Pagliaro

Former Professor of Criminal Law and Former Director of the Department of Criminal Law,
University of Palermo
Palermo (Italy)

Simone Rozès

Honorary Vice President, AIDP; First Honorary President, Court of Cassation;
Former President,
International Society of Social Defence (SIDS);
Former Advocate General, Court of the European Communities
Paris (France)

Ahmad Fathi Sorour

Former President of the Egyptian Parliament;
Former President of the International Parliamentary Union;
Former Minister of Education;
Professor of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law,
Cairo University;
Former Vice Rector and Dean, Faculty of Law,
University of Cairo (Egypt)

Christine Van Den Wyngaert

Vice President, AIDP;
Judge, Kosovo Special Chambers,
The Hague (Netherlands)

Francesco Viganò

Judge, Italian Constitutional Court;
Professor of Criminal Law,
University of Milan “Bocconi” (Italy)

Honorary Members 

José Luis De La Cuesta

Honorary President, AIDP;
Professor of Criminal Law and Director, Basque Institute of Criminology, University of the Basque Country, San Sebastian (Spain)

Giuseppe Di Gennaro

Honorary President,
Supreme Court of Cassation, Rome (Italy)

Helmut Epp

Honorary Vice President, AIDP; Former Judge, Vienna (Austria)

Vitaliano Esposito

Former Attorney General, Supreme Court of Cassation, Rome (Italy)

Giovanni Maria Flick

Honorary President,
President Emeritus, Constitutional Court, Rome (Italy) 

Reynald Ottenhof

Honorary Vice President, AIDP; Professor Emeritus of Law,University of Nantes
Nantes (France)

Christine Van Den Wyngaert

Vice President, AIDP;
Judge, Kosovo Special Chambers,
The Hague (Netherlands)

Simone Rozès

Honorary Vice President, AIDP; First Honorary President, Court of Cassation; Former President, International Society of Social Defence (SIDS); Former Advocate General, Court of the European Communities
Paris (France)

Ahmad Fathi Sorour

Former President of the Egyptian Parliament; Former President of the International Parliamentary Union; Former Minister of Education;
Professor of Criminal Law, Faculty of Law, Cairo University; Former Vice Rector and Dean, Faculty of Law,
University of Cairo (Egypt)

Francesco Viganò

Judge, Italian Constitutional Court;
Professor of Criminal Law,
University of Milan “Bocconi” (Italy)