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Issue n. 1/2015 of ISISC Newsletter, containing a selection of the most relevant activities organized by the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences in 2014, is available for download.
The newsletter will be published quarterly.

ISISC’s 15th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists on ‘Global Issues and their Impact on the Future of Human Rights and International Criminal Justice’ will be held in Siracusa on May 31-June 10, 2015.

For further information and to submit the application form, please visit the relevant section of the website.

Between 17-20 December, ISISC has hosted the international workshop on “Principles of Legislative Drafting: Legal Aid and Legal Texts” on behalf of the Protection Project at The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Sciences (SAIS).

The international workshop analyzed and discussed a wide array of issues in legislative drafting, including terminology, form, elements, challenges and phases of the drafting process. The workshop was structured into three modules, focusing on General Principles of Legislative Drafting; Drafting Legal Aid Legislation; and Harmonization of International Commercial Law.

 The workshop brought together international scholars and experts in legislative drafting, including those from civil, common, and Islamic legal systems, to develop cutting-edge legislation in the area of legal aid, share best practices in legislative drafting more broadly, further international dialogue, and explore new research directions.

Thursday, 11 December 2014 16:01

ISISC at the PNI Coordination Meeting

ISISC Director General, Dr. Giovanni Pasqua, is attending the Coordination Meeting of the United Nations Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice Programme Network (PNI), organized in Milan on December 11, 2014. The PNI Network consists of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and a number of interrregional and regional institutes around the world, as well as specialized centres. The network has been developed to assist the international community in strengthening co-operation in the crucial area of crime prevention and criminal justice.

For further information, click here.

Professor Claus Kreß was granted the 2014 M.C. Bassiouni Justice Award during a ceremony in New Delhi on 28 November 2014. The Award Committee stated that Professor Kreß received the Award in recognition of (a) his distinguished service to the academic discipline of international criminal law, through a considerable number of high quality academic publications, speeches, teaching, and research supervision; (b) his intellectual leadership in the process to operationalize the crime of aggression in the context of the International Criminal Court; (c) his expert advisory service, as an academic, for the International Criminal Court on the Regulations of the Court and for the German Government on legal questions concerning the International Criminal Court; (d) his global, unprejudiced mind-set, rigour and fairness in his academic work on international criminal law; and (e) the manner in which he has conducted his academic service in international criminal law with distinct temperance, tact and trustworthiness. The 2014 Award was dedicated to “outstanding academic service to international criminal law”. You may find more information here.

You find the edited speech made by Professor Kreß on the occasion of the presentation of the Award here as a publication in the FICHL Occasional Paper Series.

Between December 1 and 12, ISISC is conducting, in cooperation with UNOPS, a training program entitled "Training Assistance to the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights" to strengthen the effective and efficient functioning of the Iraqi Commission for Human Rights, by enhancing the skills of the Commissioners and increasing public trust in the institution.

Bearing in mind that an institution such as the Iraqi Commission on Human Rights needs to be built on best practices and lessons learnt from a set of different national and international institutions and organizations, ISISC's training program is divided into 3 sub-phases, for a total of 8 working days. The first 3 working days are dedicated to the legal and regulatory framework of the national and international institutions and commissions, the modalities of Transitional Justice and on the Iraqi High Commission for Human Rights itself and its mandate in light of the Iraqi Constitution. The main outcome of this sub-phase will be an assessment of what kind of clarifications and step forwards are needed so that the Commission's mandate and its competence is clearly established. This is crucial to avoid future institutional conflicts and clashes between different authorities. The subsequent 3-day phase will be dedicated to specific training on the investigative standards and methods.  The last 2 working days will be entirely dedicated to the open discussion of practical problems and case studies.


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