Workshop on “Albanian and Italian experience in investigation and prosecution of Trafficking of Human Beings" PDF Print E-mail

On April 15 Dr. Giovanni Pasqua, ISISC Director General, spoke on International overview of the Phenomenon of Trafficking of Human Beings and its transnational nature at the workshop on “Albanian and Italian experience in investigation and prosecution of Trafficking of Human Beings" organized within the framework of Component 2 of the Consolidation of the Law Enforcement Capacities in Albania (PAMECA IV) Workplan in Tirana.

The Workshop aimed at bringing together prosecutors and judicial police officers from Serious Crimes Prosecutor’s Office and judges from Serious Crimes Court to address the issues concerning to the investigation and prosecution of Trafficking of Human Beings. Furthermore it served as a platform to share Albanian and Italian experience through the presentation of investigated case studies.

Egypt Update no. 29 PDF Print E-mail

Please see Egypt Update no. 29, written by Prof. M. Cherif Bassiouni, ISISC President, on the current situation in Egypt. It deals with the el-Sisi candidacy, the upcoming election, the recent judiciary dilemma, and other significant topics regarding the next phase of Egyptian development.

His previous Updates can be found at http://mcherifbassiouni.com/egypt-updates

Download this file (Egypt+Update+29_web.pdf)Egypt Update no. 29
Conference on Combatants and Civilians in the Jus in Bello PDF Print E-mail

Today Prof. Bassiouni, ISISC President, is attending as a speaker the conference The Weighing of Lives in War: Combatants and Civilians in the Jus in Bello organized by the University of Pennsylvania.

Afterwards, he will receive the Goler T. Butcher Medal from the American Society of International Law (ASIL). The Goler T. Butcher Medal is awarded to a distinguished person of American or other nationality, for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights.

Conference on “The 20th Anniversary of PfP and Future of NATO Partnerships" PDF Print E-mail

On 11-12 April 2014, ISISC was represented by Dr. Valerio de Divitiis, Research Fellow, at the Senior Partnership Conference on “The 20th Anniversary of PfP and Future of NATO Partnerships,” hosted by the NATO International School of Azerbaijan (NISA) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Baku.

The event marked an opportunity for discussing achievements, current objectives and challenges of the NATO Partnership for Peace Program (PfP) that was established in January 1994. The role of PfP in the re-emerging Euro-Atlantic security architecture and relations with individual partners was also addressed. Participants focused on the necessity for PfP to be re-designed according to the evolving security scenario, particularly in light of the political crisis affecting NATO Partner countries. In order to ensure successful continuation and sustainability of PfP, it was stressed the urgency to set the ground at high political level to agree on new priorities. This calls for comprehensive action due to the wide geographical scope of PfP, taking into account, inter alia, Afghanistan post-2014 phase.

A final session was dedicated to facilitate exchange on research co-operation opportunities and develop ideas, taking advantage of the NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme (SPS).

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Management, use and disposal of frozen, seized and confiscated assets PDF Print E-mail

Dr. Giovanni Pasqua, ISISC Director, chaired the Focus Group on Management of Returned Assets in Asset Recovery Cases at the "International Expert Group Meeting on Management, use and disposal of frozen, seized and confiscated assets", convened by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) together with the Region of Calabria, Italy, on 2-4 April.

This initiative aims at focusing on gaining insight into and experience of the management, use and disposal of criminally derived and stolen assets from jurisdictions where it is perhaps more common than others. The meeting was attended by more than 70 experts, from all over the world, mainly government officials, officers from national agencies for the management of confiscated assets and from other international organizations, academics, members of the judiciary and law enforcement officers.

The ultimate goal of the project, which has an overall duration of two years, is the identification of good practices with a view to developing relevant tools and guidelines on the issue of administration of seized assets.

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