21st Specialization Course in International Criminal Law on ‘The Changing Landscape of International Justice’ (23-28 May 2022)


The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights will organize the 21st Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on ‘The Changing Landscape of International Justice’ between Monday, May 23, and Saturday, May 28, 2022. The course will take place in presence at the headquarters of the Siracusa Institute, located in Siracusa, Italy; online participation will also be allowed. The course will be sponsored by the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway, the Middlesex University Department of Law (UK), and the International Association of Penal Law (AIDP).

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.

All relevant information and the online application form are available at https://www.siracusainstitute.org/app/international-criminal-law/. The deadline for submitting your application is April 25, 2022.