The Siracusa Institute’s International Defence Counsel Training Programme

This innovative and multifaceted programme promotes and enhances the exercise of defence rights in proceedings in international jurisdictions, and national proceedings relating to transnational crimes such as drug trafficking, cyber and financial crimes

Accreditation

In developing the Programme, the Siracusa Institute has worked closely with several partners including lawyers’ associations, bar associations and international criminal justice consortia.
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Fundamentals on Defence Rights before
International Courts


The Course starts 15 - 19 May 2017
Registrations closed

The Fundamentals Course aims at providing the necessary foundational knowledge on different procedural aspects of the exercise of defence rights at the international level.
To address court-specific procedures and issues linked to specific transnational crimes in more comprehensive detail, a series of specialization courses have also been developed to complement and supplement the Fundamentals Course. 
It is intended that participants may further specialise in their areas of practice or interest.

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Specialisation Courses

International criminal justice programs mostly address issues related to the prosecution and adjudication of international crimes. The promotion and protection of the rights of suspects and defendants, and the related techniques, are yet to be properly highlighted in these programme. In order to meet the principles of fairness and equality, the international criminal justice cycle must encompass, with equivalent effort, defence lawyers as like as judges and prosecutors

Cases related to Financial Crime, Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing: Patterns and Legal Issues

This Specialisation Course is designed for national lawyers, in-house counsel, and international legal practitioners appointed to defend clients in cases concerning so-called “dirty money”, by providing training on litigation related to such transnational

The Course starts 17 - 19 July 2017
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International Drug Trafficking: Patterns and Legal Issues

This Specialisation Course is designed for lawyers, in-house counsel and international legal practitioners appointed to defend clients in cases concerning illicit traffic in narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances

Planned October 2017

The Exercise of Defence Rights in International Investigations within the European Union

Originally born as an area of economic interest, nowadays the European Union is walking down the path of a progressive harmonization of legislation, even in the Criminal Law field.  The journey is not without difficulties, yet we are witnessing the creati

The Course starts 09 - 11 November 2017
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Defence Rights at the European Court of Human Rights

This intensive one-week Specialisation Course is intended for national lawyers, in-house counsel and international legal practitioners who defend clients in national and international jurisdictions on the basis of legal principles derived from the Europea

Planned December 2017

Cybercrime: Patterns and Legal Issues

This Specialisation Course is designed for national lawyers, in-house counsel, and international legal practitioners appointed to defend clients in cases concerning cybercrime.

Planned January 2018

Corruption Cases related to International Trade and Business

This Specialisation Course is designed for national lawyers, in-house counsel, and international legal practitioners appointed to defend clients in cases concerning corruption in international trade and business, providing training on litigation related t

Planned February 2018

The Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Criminal Law corpus juris

This Specialisation Course is designed for national lawyers, in-house counsel, and international legal practitioners appointed to promote or defend clients’ Fundamental Rights in cases covered by an evolving and challenging European Union legal framework

Planned March 2018

Defence Rights and Fundamental Rights in Data Protection and Privacy

This Specialisation Course is designed for national lawyers, in-house counsel, and international legal practitioners appointed to defend clients in cases concerning data- and privacy-related violations, providing training on litigation related to national

Planned June 2018

Cases related to Human Trafficking and Smuggling of Migrants: Patterns and Legal Issues

This Specialisation Course is designed for national lawyers, in-house counsel, international legal practitioners and professionals working with relevant international organisations involved in defending clients in cases concerning trafficking and smugglin

Planned July 2018
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The Siracusa Institute

Via Logoteta 27, 96100 Siracusa - Italy

Email: idc@siracusainstitute.org

Telephone: +39 0931 414515

Fax: +39 0931 67622

Websitewww.siracusainstitute.org