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21st Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists

We are glad to announce the 21st Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on “The Changing Landscape of International Justice” that the Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights is organizing in presence at the headquarters of the Siracusa Institute, located in Siracusa, Italy from May 23 until May 28, 2022; online participation will also be allowed. The course is sponsored by the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP), the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway, and the Middlesex University Department of Law (UK).

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 Christine Van den Wyngaert, Judge of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers and former Judge of the International Criminal Court, Jan Wouters, Full Professor of International Law and International Organizations and founding Director of the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies at KU Leuven, and Shane Darcy, Deputy Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights of the National University of Ireland Galway.

To be eligible for the course, participants should have a university degree in law, or other relevant education and experience, and be 35 years of age or under. Auditors, who do not fulfil the eligibility criteria, may also be accepted into the course. Thanks to its sponsors, the Institute will offer a limited number of scholarships to applicants from Developing and Less Developed Countries. In consideration of the recent events, as a sign of support from the AIDP and the Siracusa International Institute to the people of Ukraine, the AIDP will offer 3 scholarships to participants in person from Ukraine.

All relevant information and the online application form are available at The deadline for submitting your application is April 25, 2022.

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.