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Apply now for the Specialisation Course on Financial Crime, Money Laundering, and Terrorism Financing! Siracusa, July 17-19

Applications are open for the Specialisation Course on “Cases related to Financial Crime, Money Laundering, and Terrorism Financing: Patterns and Legal Issues, organized by the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, in partnership with the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), the Italian Scuola Superiore dell'Avvocatura (SSA), the Association Internationale de Droit Pénal (AIDP), the International Criminal Justice Consortium (ICJC), the Centre d'Etudes sur la Sécurité Internationale et le Coopérations Européennes (CESICE) and the International Criminal Court Bar Association (ICCBA). Also the American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Human Rights and the ABA ICC Project support and endorse the Institute’s Training Programme, and the ABA Center for Human Rights and the ABA ICC Project are joined by the ABA Criminal Justice Section in supporting, endorsing and helping to promote the July and future sessions of the Training Programme among their expansive networks of potential participants. 


  • To elaborate on the new trends of international financial crimes, including  money laundering and terrorism financing and explain in detail the international legal  frameworks countering these crimes;
  • To provide training on litigation related to such transnational crimes and large-scale cases having an international profile;
  • To focus on the roles of the international and national regulatory, enforcement, and supervisory bodies dealing with the prevention and fight against financial crimes, money laundering, and terrorism financing.


International defence lawyers, in-house counsel and jurists appointed to defend clients in cases concerning so-called “dirty money’’.

DATE AND VENUE: July 17-19, 2017 – Siracusa International Institute headquarters (Siracusa)              

Siracusa is a historic Italian city located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, overlooking the Ionian Sea. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheaters, architecture, archeological zone and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. Siracusa was once described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." In the modern day, the city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site along with the Necropolis of Pantalica. The city itself has a population of around 125,000 people. It is also a good area for visiting the South-Eastern corner of Sicily, including the Baroque towns of Ragusa and Noto several archaeological sites, and the lively city of Catania.


Anna Bradshaw, Of Counsel, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP; Andrea R. Castaldo, International Defence Counsel, Full Professor of Criminal Law; Mariano Federici, President of Argentina's Financial Information Unit; Sean Hagan, General Counsel and Director of the Legal Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF); Carlos E. A. Japiassú, Associate Professor of Criminal Law, Secretary General of the Association Internationale de Droit Pénal (AIDP);  François Moyse, Founder Partner, Moyse Bleser; Jean-François Thony, President of the Siracusa Institute, Prosecutor General of the Court of Appeals of the Alsace Region; John A.E. Vervaele, Prof. of Economic and European Criminal Law and Prof. of European Criminal Law, President of the Association Internationale de Droit Pénal (AIDP).


The Specialisation Course is part of the Siracusa Institute’s International Defence Counsel Training Programme. The first globally oriented training programme specifically designed for international defence lawyers, in house counsel and jurists dealing with cases related to international crimes before national and international jurisdictions. For more info, click here.