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List of AIDP/IAPL’s Congresses

XIXth Rio de Janiero, 2014: Information society and penal law

1. Criminal Law. General Part.

2. Criminal Law. Special Part.

3. Criminal Procedure.

4. International Criminal Law.


XVIIIth Istanbul, 2009

I. Expanding forms of preparatory acts and participation

II. Financing of Terrorism

III. Special Procedural Measures and Respect of Human Rights

IV. Universal Jurisdiction


XVIIth. Beijing, 2004

I. Criminal Responsibility of Minors in National and International Legal Order

II. Corruption and Related Offences in International Business Relations

III. The Application of Principles of Criminal Procedure in Disciplinary Proceedings

IV. Concurrent National and International Criminal Jurisdiction and the Principle ‘Ne bis in idem


XVIth. Budapest, 1999 "The criminal justice systems facing the challenge of organised crime"

I.  General Part

II. Special Part

III. Procedural Law

IV. International Criminal Law


XVth. Rio de Janeiro, 1994

I.  Crimes against the environment. Application of the general part

II. Computer crimes and other crimes against information technology

III. Reform movements in criminal procedure and the protection of human rights

IV. The regionalization of international criminal law and the protection of human rights in international cooperative procedures in criminal matters

Resolution on the International Criminal Court


XIVth. Vienna 1989

I.  The legal and practical problems posed by the difference between criminal law and administrative penal law

II. Criminal law and modern bio-medical techniques

III. The relations between the organization of the judiciary and criminal procedure

IV. International crimes and domestic criminal law


XIIIth. Cairo, 1984

I.  Crimes of omission

II. Concept and principles of economic and business criminal law, including consumer protection

III. Diversion and mediation

IV. Structures and methods of international and regional cooperation in penal matters


XIIth Hamburg, 1979

I. Crimes of carelessness. Prevention and treatment of offenders.

II. The protection of the environment through penal law.

III. The protection of human rights in criminal proceedings.

IV. Immunity, exterritoriality and the right of asylum in international penal law


XIth. Budapest, 1974

I.  Evolution of methods and means employed in penal law

II. Drug abuse and its prevention

III. Compensation of the victims of criminal acts

IV. The suppression of unlawful seizure of aircrafts


Xth. Rome, 1969

I.  Endangering offences

II. The division of the penal process into two stages

III. The role of the judge in the determination and application of punishment.

IV. Actual problems of extradition


IXth. The Hague, 1964

I. Aggravating circumstances, other than concurrent offences and recidivism.

II. Offences against the family and sexual morality

III. The role of the prosecuting organs in criminal proceedings

IV International effects of penal judgments


VIIIth. Lisbon, 1961

I. The problems posed by modern penal law via the development of non-intentional offences

II. Methods and technical processes employed in penal sentencing

III. The problems posed by the publicity of criminal files and proceedings

IV. The application of foreign penal law by the national judge


VIIth. Athens, 1957

I.  The modern orientation of the notions of committing the crime and participation (complicity)

II. The control of judicial appreciation in the determination of punishments.

III. The legal, administrative and social consequences of condemning

IV. The offences committed onboard of aeronautical vehicles and their consequences


VIth. Rome, 1953

I. Criminal protection of international conventions on humanitarian law

II.  Protection of personal freedoms during criminal proceedings

III. Social economic penal law

IV. Problem of unification of criminal punishment and criminal measures


Vth. Geneva 1947

 I. How can a state, by its national law, contribute to the peace of another state?

II.  Principle of opportunity and principle of legality in matter of penal proceedings.


IVth. Paris, 1937

I. In what way can penal law of each country contribute to the protection of international peace?

II. International exchange of information concerning the criminal record of the accused.

III. Is it desirable that the judges should be able to retain and punish a deed which is not expressly within the scope of existing legal provisions? “Nullum delictum sine lege”.

IV.  What guarantees should be given to the accused in the course of preliminary inquiries?

IV. What should be the part of the justice in the execution of penalties and of measures of security?


IIIrd. Palermo, 1933

I.  For what offences is it proper to admit universal competency?

II. The jury of honour and the crime of slander.

III. Is it desirable to have, beside the penal code and the code of penal procedure, a code of the execution?

IV. Should there be admitted in criminal matters the jury system or that of sheriffdom?

IV. Is it proper to consider the accused as a witness at his own trial?

V. In what way could a better specialization of the judge be secured?


IInd. Bucharest, 1929

I. Responsibility of societies.

II.  The application by the judge of one state of foreign penal laws.

III.  A single judge or a collegiate of the tribunal.

IV. Penal pursuit by the Associations.


1st. Brussels, 1926

I. Security measures. Should they replace the penalty or be complementary to it?

II. Work “in aperto”. Should work «in aperto» be recommended for the prisoners; if the answer is in the affirmative, how should it be organized?

III. International criminal court. Is there need for instituting an international criminal jurisdiction? If the answer is in the affirmative, how should it be organized?