The Specialization Course for Prosecutors on International Criminal Justice is a specialized training program designed to enhance the knowledge and skills of prosecutors who work in the field of international criminal law.
This course is targeted at prosecutors involved in prosecuting serious international crimes such as genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, and the crime of aggression. It prepares domestic prosecutors to work on cases involving core international and transnational crimes, and also offers specialised training in international legal cooperation.
The course places a strong focus on practicality through sessions and exercises led by a world-class faculty of international practitioners from around the world. In its past four editions, the course was attended by 179 prosecutors from more than fifty countries.
The fifth Specialization Course for Prosecutors on International Criminal Justice, Transnational Crime and International Cooperation in Criminal Matters (SCP 2023) will be conducted in Siracusa, Italy, from 4 to 13 July 2023.
SCP 2023 is co-organized by the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (Siracusa Institute) and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP).
To apply for the Course, please fill out the Application Form.
The deadline for submitting your application is June 10, 2023. All accepted participants will receive an acceptance letter in due course, with further information on technical details, methods of payment and relevant deadlines.
SCP prepares domestic prosecutors to work on cases involving core international and transnational crimes, and also offers specialised training in international legal cooperation. The course places a strong focus on practicality through sessions and exercises led by a world-class faculty of international practitioners from around the world. In its past four editions, the course was attended by 179 prosecutors from more than fifty countries.
If you have any questions, please contact the Siracusa Institute at email@example.com.
Session 1 – Evolution of international criminal law & justice;
Session 2 – Emerging technologies and related evidentiary challenges for national and international prosecutions;
Session 3 – War crimes, crimes against humanity & genocide;
Session 4 – Establishing individual criminal responsibility for atrocity crimes;
Session 5 – Domestic prosecutions of atrocity crimes;
Session 6 – Evolution of transnational organised crime in a globalised & increasingly digital world;
Session 7 – Cybercrime;
Session 8 – Tackling cyber-enabled criminality via online platforms, crypto markets & cryptocurrencies;
Session 9 – Wildlife trafficking & related environmental crimes;
Session 10 – Prosecuting human trafficking & migrant smuggling;
Session 11 – Gathering, preserving & sharing digital evidence.
Please see below the registration costs for the different categories of participants:
IAP members € 1.000
Non-IAP members € 1.050 (including an additional sum for IAP membership)
The registration for the course is open to all interested applicants that fit the eligibility criteria.
Interested applicants should apply as soon as possible filling out the Application Form.
The deadline for registration is June 10, 2023. Scholarships are extremely limited and so applicants should consider applying as full-fee paying participants to assist in securing their place. All registered participants will receive an acceptance letter in due course, with further information on methods of payment and relevant deadlines.
Mr Frédéric Van Leeuw,
Belgian Federal Prosecutor;
Ms Deborah L. Harris,
Chief, Environmental Crimes Section, U.S. Department of Justice;
Mr Michael Lauber,
Attorney General of Switzerland;
Mr Ahmed Seif El-Dawla,
Section Chief, UN Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate;
Ms Hanna Lemoine,
Legal Officer, International, Impartial and Independent Mechanism on Syria;
Mr Dan Suter,
former Specialist Prosecutor, International Justice and Organised Crime Division, Crown Prosecution Service and former UK Liaison Prosecutor to the US;
Ms. Karen Friedman-Agnifilo,
Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office and former Chair, New York City Anti Human Trafficking Task Force;
Mr John M. Sellar,
former Head of Enforcement, Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES);
Mr Thomas Burrows,
Associate Director for Europe and Senior Counsel for Multilateral Affairs, Office of International Affairs, US Department of Justice;
Judge Sir Howard Morrison, Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Court;
Ms Gail Kent,
Global Public Policy Manager, Facebook;
Judge Kimberly Prost,
former Chef de Cabinet to the President of the International Criminal Court;
Ms. Loide Lungameni,
Chief, Organised Crime and Illicit Trafficking Branch, Division for Treaty Affairs, UN Office on Drugs and Crime;
Mr Jan Kerkhofs,
Federal Magistrate, Belgium Federal Prosecutor’s Office;
Mr. Sabin Ouellet,
Chief Prosecutor, Department of External Affairs, Security and Development, Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions of Québec and President, International Association of Francophone Prosecutors;
Mr. Mariano Federici,
President, Financial Information Unit of the Republic of Argentina;
Mr. Nadim Kyriakos-Saad,
Assistant General Counsel and Head, Financial Integrity Group, International Monetary Fund;
Dr. Alfredo Nunzi, Director,
Department of Administration, Europol.