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3rd Specialization Course for Junior Prosecutors

Date: Sunday 24 June 2018 - Saturday 7 July 2018

Location: Siracusa, Italy  

There are limited places remaining for the upcoming 3rd 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).


How to Apply: those wishing to apply should send their CV and Cover Letter explaining motivations for attending the Course to  scjp@siracusainstitute.org.


Deadline for applications: The deadline for applications has been extended to Friday 8 June 2018.


Confirmed Speakers for SCJP 2018 include:

  • Ms Laurel Baig, Senior Appeals Counsel, UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals
  • Mr Mike Chibita, Director of Public Prosecutions of Uganda
  • Ms Reena Devgun, Senior Public Prosecutor, International Public Prosecution Office, Swedish Prosecution Authority
  • Mr Mariano Federici, President, Financial Information Unit of the Republic of Argentina
  • Ms Karen Friedman-Agnifilo, Chief Assistant District Attorney, New York County District Attorney’s Office
  • Ms Marial Garrigos, Vice Prosecutor, Anti-Terrorism Section, Paris Prosecution Office
  • Ms Elizabeth Howe, President, International Legal Assistance Consortium
  • Mr Jan Kerkhofs, Federal Magistrate, Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office
  • Mr Nadim Kyriakos-Saad, Assistant General Counsel and Head, Financial Integrity Group, International Monetary Fund
  • Ambassador Jean-Paul Laborde, Roving Ambassador of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean and former Executive Director, UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee Executive Directorate
  • Ms Federica La Chioma, Deputy Prosecutor, Palermo Prosecution Office
  • Mr Grégoire Mégevand, Federal Prosecutor a.i., Office of the Attorney General Switzerland
  • Judge Sir Howard Morrison, Judge, Appeals Chamber, International Criminal Court
  • Mr Cristian Perella, Law Enforcement Outreach Director, Facebook
  • Ms Cristina Posa, US Department of Justice Attaché, US Embassy in Rome
  • Judge Franco Roberti, former Italian National Anti-Mafia Prosecutor
  • Professor William Schabas, Professor of International Law, Middlesex University
  • Mr Dan Suter, former Specialist Prosecutor, International Justice and Organised Crime Division, Crown Prosecution Service and former UK Liaison Prosecutor to the US
  • Judge Jean-François Thony, Prosecutor General of the Court of Appeal of Rennes and President of the Siracusa International Institute
  • Ms Edith Van den Broeck, Senior Legal Advisor, International Association of Prosecutors
  • Mr Frédéric Van Leeuw, Chief Crown Prosecutor, Belgian Federal Prosecutor’s Office
  • Mr Louis J van Niekerk, Senior State Advocate, National Prosecuting Authority of South Africa
  • Mr Carlos Vasconcelos, Associate Federal Prosecutor-General of Brazil