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Siracusa International Institute Course

Siracusa International Institute Course on “The Exercise of Defence Rights in International Investigations within the European Union"

The Siracusa International Institute for Criminal Justice and Human Rights organizes the Specialisation Course on “The Exercise of Defence Rights in International Investigations within the European Union”, which will be held between 15-17 March 2018 at the Institute’s headquarters in Siracusa, Italy (a UNESCO World Heritage Site).

The course is designed for national lawyers, in-house counsel, and international legal practitioners appointed to defend clients in criminal cases that may be covered by legislation created or inspired by the European Union. This Specialisation Course is part of the International Defence Counsel Training Programme, the first globally-oriented programme specifically designed for international defence lawyers, in-house counsel and jurists dealing with cases related to international crimes before national and international jurisdictions. The Siracusa International Institute has convened an outstanding Academia of world-renowned experts who provide their haut patronage to the Programme.

The Course will tackle the following main topics:

  • The European Criminal Law Framework;

  • Sources and Main Actors in European Criminal Law;

  • Procedural Elements and Instruments of European Criminal Law;

  • Defence Rights and the European Investigation Order;

  • Defence Rights and the European Arrest Warrant;

  • Defence Rights and the Execution of Decisions and Sentences;

  • Eurojust, Europol, and the European Public Prosecutor Office;

Registration Fees

Early Bird Registration Fee: 700 euros up until 1 month before the Course begins

Standard Registration Fee: 900 euros in the last month prior to the Course


A certificate of attendance will be issued to each participant who successfully completes the course modules, at the end of the course.

*The  Course will be presented in English and so a high level of proficiency in English is required.

The ICCBA is a partner organisation with the Siracusa International Institute and all members receive a 10% discount on the advertised price. 

For more information and registration for the course, please click here

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