Call for applications to the 2018 ICL Course

We are glad to announce that the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights - the new public name adopted by the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) – is organizing its 18th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on “International and Transnational Crimes”, dedicated to the memory of prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni (1937-2017). The course will take place from May 27 to June 4, 2018 in Siracusa (Italy).


Professor William A. Schabas, Professor of International Law at Middlesex University, chairs and coordinates the course, assuring the highest quality of education administered by some of the most erudite academics and researchers in the field of international criminal law. This year’s confirmed instructors include Professor Roger S. Clark, Professor of Law at Rutgers University Law School, the Special Adviser on Gender to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Patricia Viseur Sellers, and the Emily and Ernest Woodruff Chair in International Law at University of Georgia School of Law and Special Adviser on Children in and Affected by Armed Conflict to the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Professor Diane Marie Amann, amongst others.


The Siracusa Institute will select 60 participants who should have a university degree, ideally in law or with some studies in law, and be 35 years of age or under. Provision may be made for auditors who do not fulfil these conditions. Furthermore, the Institute will offer 10 scholarships to applicants from Developing and Less Developed Countries. Applications should be submitted by March 27, 2018.


All relevant information and the application form are available on our website You are kindly requested to fill out the application form directly on the webpage. Once you have submitted your application online, you will receive a confirmation.


Please do not hesitate to contact the Siracusa Institute for any questions or concerns you may have at


We would appreciate if you would make this announcement available to those who might be interested in this Specialization Course.

Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to receiving your applications.

Best regards,


Stefania Lentinello

Program Officer


The Siracusa International Institute

for Criminal Justice and Human Rights









(c) 2018 The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

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