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Course on “The Exercise of Defence Rights in International Investigations within the European Union” - Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

du 15 au 17 mars 2018 à Italie, Italie, Europe

Dear colleagues,

The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights organizes the Specialisation Course on “The Exercise of Defence Rights in International Investigations within the European Union, which will be held between 15-17 March 2018 at the Institute’s headquarters in Siracusa, Italy (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

The course is designed for national lawyers, in-house counsel, and international legal practitioners appointed to defend clients in criminal cases that may be covered by legislation created or inspired by the European Union. This Specialisation Course is part of the International Defence Counsel Training Programme, the first globally-oriented programme specifically designed for international defence lawyers, in-house counsel and jurists dealing with cases related to international crimes before national and international jurisdictions. The Siracusa International Institute has convened an outstanding Academia of world-renowned experts who provide their haut patronage to the Programme.


Date: March, 15-17 2018

Place: Siracusa, Italy

Arrival of participants: March, 14 2018


The Course will tackle the following main topics:

Ø  The European Criminal Law Framework;

Ø  Sources and Main Actors in European Criminal Law;

Ø  Procedural Elements and Instruments of European Criminal Law;

Ø  Defence Rights and the European Investigation Order;

Ø  Defence Rights and the European Arrest Warrant;

Ø  Defence Rights and the Execution of Decisions and Sentences;

Ø  Eurojust, Europol, and the European Public Prosecutor Office;


Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration Fee: 700 euros up until 1 month before the Course begins

Standard Registration Fee: 900 euros in the last month prior to the Course


  - Peter Csonka, Head of Unit, General Criminal Law, Directorate-General Justice and Consumers, European Commission
  - Holger Matt, President of the European Criminal Bar Association, Defence Lawyer - Frédéric Baab, EUROJUST National Member for France
  - Alfredo Nunzi, Director of Human Resources and Administration Department, former Secretary of the Management Board of EUROPOL
  - Andrea Venegoni, Italian Cassation Court Magistrate, former European Union Anti-Fraud Commission (OLAF), former United Nations Economic Crime Prosecutor within the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo
  - Gerhard Jarosch, President of the International Association of Prosecutors (TBC)
  - Gert Vermeulen, Professor of International and European Criminal Law, Director of the Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy (IRCP) at Ghent University (TBC) - Specialised defence counsel representative of Partners
  Open registrations here.
 The Course is part of the Siracusa Institute’s International Defence Counsel Training Programme (the Programme) that is specifically designed for international lawyers and jurists dealing with   international crimes, including crimes of a transnational nature. The Programme is organised in partnership with the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), the Association Internationale de Droit Pénal   (AIDP), the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA-ABCPI), the International Criminal Justice Consortium (ICJC), the African Bar Association (AFBA), the Italian Scuola Superiore   dell’Avvocatura (SSA), the French Conseil National des Barreaux (CNB), the American Bar Association (ABA) through its Center for Human Rights and International Criminal Court Project, the   Beijing Normal University (BNU), and the Centre d’Etudes sur la Sécurité Internationale et le Coopérations Européennes (CESICE).

Certification: a certificate of attendance will be issued to each participant who successfully completes the course modules, at the end of the course.

*The  Course will be presented in English and so a high level of proficiency in English is required.


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For further details:

                                                              Tel: +39 0931- 414515


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