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4th Specialization Course for Junior Prosecutors

Date: Sunday 30 June 2019 - Saturday 13 July 2019

Location: Siracusa, Italy  

There are limited places remaining for the upcoming 4th Specialisation Course for Junior Prosecutors (SCJP). The course is organised by the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (Siracusa International Institute) and the International Association of Prosecutors (IAP).

The SCJP is designed to highlight the most important synergies between international criminal justice and the domestic prosecution of international crimes. Over two weeks, the course will prepare domestic prosecutors to work on cases involving core international crimes and transnational crimes, and also offers specialised training in international legal cooperation.


Eligibility: Prosecutors and related criminal justice professionals with up to ten years’ experience. Full English proficiency is required.

Registration contribution: Both modules (two weeks): € 1,200 for IAP members and € 1,250 for non-IAP members (including the cost of annual IAP membership). Either module (one week): € 700 for IAP members and € 750 for non-IAP members (including the cost of annual IAP membership).

Deadline for applications: The deadline for applications is 27 March 2019.

However, remaining places for this course are limited. Interested applicants should apply as soon as possible using the online registration form on the Siracusa International Institute’s website. We note that scholarship places are extremely limited and so applicants are requested to consider applying as full-fee paying participants to assist in securing their place, if they have the means to do so. Any questions should be directed to the IAP or Siracusa International Institute at scjp@siracusainstitute.org.

Confirmed Speakers for SCJP 2019 include: 

§  Judge Sir Howard Morrison, Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Court

§  Professor William Schabas, Professor of International Law, Middlesex University

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

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

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

§  Ms Federica La Chioma, Deputy Prosecutor, Palermo Prosecution Office

§  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. Frédéric Van Leeuw, Federal Prosecutor of the Kingdom of Belgium

§  Mr. Stefano Betti, Senior Advisor, Siracusa International Institute

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

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

§  Ms. Valentina Lavagno, Assistant Federal Prosecutor, International Cooperation Unit, Office of the Federal Prosecutor of Switzerland.