Applicants sought for 2014 international criminal law course in Siracusa, Sicily

207Recent law school graduates are encouraged to apply for the 14th Specialization Course in International Criminal Law for Young Penalists, sponsored by the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Science. I had the honor of teaching last year in this program – held in a lovely villa in the ancient Sicilian city of Siracusa (prior post here) – and highly recommend it for persons planning to focus their careers on issues of international or transnational criminal law.

The theme for this year’s session, to be held May 18-28, is “Assessing the Effectiveness of International Criminal Law in the Prevention and Control of Transnational and International Crimes.”Among those scheduled to teach this year, according to the draft program, are M. Cherif Bassiouni, head of the Institute, as well as Jean Paul Laborde, Louise I. Shelley, Gioacchino Polimeni, Tom Obokata Dimitri Vlassis, Joseph Jones, Ulrich Sieber, Mohamed Y. Mattar, Robert Cryer, and Saul Takahashi.

The course is open to persons who hold a degree in law, graduated between 2006 and 2014, and are 35 years of age or younger. Sixty participants will be selected from among the applicant pool, and 10 scholarships will be awarded to applicants from developing and less developed countries.

Deadline for applications is March 20, 2014. Details and application form available here.

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