Update on the 3rd Specialisation Course for Junior Prosecutors: 24 June – 7 July 2018


Places are quickly filling up for the upcoming 3rd Specialisation Course for Junior Prosecutors (SCJP), which is co-organised by the International Association of Prosecutors and the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice in Italy. The course will be held in Siracusa, Italy from 24 June to 7 July 2018.

The highly practical SCJP prepares domestic prosecutors to work on cases involving core international and transnational crimes, and also offers specialised training in international legal cooperation. Sessions and interactive exercises are led by leading international practitioners from around the world. The following speakers have so far confirmed their attendance:

  • Mr Frédéric Van Leeuw, Chief Crown Prosecutor, Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office


  • Ms Laurel Baig, Senior Appeals Counsel, UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals


  • Ms Karen Friedman-Agnifilo, Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office


  • Judge Franco Roberti, former Italian National Anti-Mafia Prosecutor


  • Mr Carlos Vasconcelos, Associate Federal Prosecutor-General of Brazil


  • Ms Reena Devgun, Senior Public Prosecutor, International Public Prosecution Office, Swedish Prosecution Authority


  • Mr Jan Kerkhofs, Federal Magistrate, Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office


  • Mr Calogero Ferrara, Anti-Mafia Prosecutor of Palermo


  • Mr Nadim Kyriakos-Saad, Assistant General Counsel and Head, Financial Integrity Group, International Monetary Fund


  • Ms Cristina Posa, US Department of Justice Attaché, US Embassy in Rome


  • Mr Louis J van Niekerk, Senior State Advocate, National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa


  • Mr Dan Suter, former Specialist Prosecutor, International Justice and Organised Crime Division, Crown Prosecution Service and former UK Liaison Prosecutor to the US


  • Ms Elizabeth Howe, President, International Legal Assistance Consortium


  • Mr Mike Chibita, Director of Public Prosecutions of Uganda


  • Mr Sean Hagan, General Counsel, International Monetary Fund


  • Mr Jean-Paul Laborde, former Executive Director, UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate


A course agenda will only be shared with confirmed participants due to the security requirements of some speakers.

Update of May 24

A second round of applications is open until Friday 8 June.  Candidates wishing to apply should send their CV and Cover Letter explaining motivations for attending the Course to scjp@siracusainstitute.org