The 5th edition of the International Scientific Conference on “Cybercrime
Cybersecurity Pandemic COVID-19 context” took place from June 3-5, 2021 at
the Maritime University of Constanta.
It brought together senior representatives of the prosecutor's office, police
and coast guard, lawyers, professors, as well as other cybersecurity specialists
from different countries such as: Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy,
Moldova, Mali, Spain and Ukraine.
The International Criminal Bar was co-organizer of this event. It was
represented by some of its members: Prof. Dr. Gabriel Manu, Prof. Dr. Ramona
Mihaela Coman, Prof. Br. Mădălina Botina, Prof. Dr. Vincenzo Carbone, Prof.
Dr. Laura Guercio, Prof. Dr. Spyridon Vlachopoulos, thus by the members of the
Executive Committee, respectively: Prof. Dr. Jaume Antich-Soler - General
Secretary of the BPI, Me. Abouba Ali Maiga - 1 Vice-President of the BPI and
Prof. Dr. Dragoş Chilea - President of the BPI.
All of them made very interesting interventions that were appreciated by
The International Criminal Bar will sign a memorandum of cooperation
with the Maritime University of Constanta, aimed at training lawyers in
cybercrime, so that they can acquire the necessary skills to participate in
proceedings relating to computer crimes.
We show in pictures the participation of the members of the BPI in this
prestigious international meeting.
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International Conference OF THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL BAR 2002-2021
“The role of the ICB in its 19 years of existence”
11 - 12 June, 2021 - Constanța, Romania
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Concerning the participation of the ICB in the Conference organised on
22.05.2021 in Bamako, on the topic of “The problematic of slavery”.
Following the invitation of M. N’Djim BOUBACAR - National Coordinator
and President of the Movement for the Preservation of Human Rights and M.
Diaguily Maro KANOUTE President of the Assembly of Mali for Fraternity and
Progress, some of ICB members participated online in this event. On this occasion,
the President of the ICB, Prof. Univ. Dr. Dragoș CHILEA made a statement that was
well received and appreciated by both the participants and organisers of the
The President of the ICB affirmed the will of the members of our association to
be actively involved in all actions regarding incriminating and banishing all form of
slavery and stated once more the will to cooperate on this topic with the traditional
The President’s statement was followed by the speech of the first Vice-
President of the ICB, M. Abouba Ali MAIGA, who outlined the specific manners in
which the ICB would support and participate in the fight against slavery in Mali and
the other African States.
Also participated in the conference other members of the ICB, of whom we
note General Secretary of the ICB, Prof. Univ. Dr. Jaume Antich Soler, and Prof. Dr.
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ICB activity program 2021-2022 (PROJECT)
Distinguished members of ICB / Dear friends,
I present a draft of ICB program, with activities in which I invite you all to participate.
I look forward to seeing you at those organized in Romania, and I hope to see you as many as possible, for all the others and to relive together the joy of being part of this prestigious international professional association.
It is possible that the fixed dates will have some changes, and the development of some events will not be possible in physical presence, but only online, due to the conditions imposed by the stage of the Covid-pandemic in different countries.
You will be notified about all of this.
For any information we are at your disposition and you can contact us, as follows:
Prof. PhD. Lawyer Dragoș CHILEA
ICB activity program - 2021/2022
15th of June 2021: - Meeting of the Council and the Executive Committee of ICB and Seminary dedicated to the establishment of ICB - Constanta, Romania –
15th of July 2021: - Barcelona - Seminary: The importance of international criminal justice - ICB contribution
ICB Executive Committee Meeting
15th of September 2021: - Constanta, Romania – Seminary: Cross-border crime - involvement of lawyers from ICB
ICB Executive Committee Meeting
1st of October 2021: - Tarragona - Festive opening of the Master's course in International Criminal Law - University of Tarragona -
15th of November 2021: - ICB Congress - Rome
Festive meeting of ICB Executive Committee - Board of Directors of the Rome Bar
Joint statement ICB - ICC and Rome Bar - on improving procedures in international criminal proceedings
10th of December 2021: - Strasbourg - ICB and human rights - meeting organized at the European Court of Human Rights
15th of January 2022: - Conference - Buenos Aires - organized together with the University of El Salvador - Respect for human rights in Latin American states and the involvement of lawyers - co-organizer the Buenos Aires Bar
ICB Executive Committee Meeting - Preparation of the General Election Assembly
25th of March 2022: - ICB General Assembly for the election of directory organism
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANIZED BY THE UNIVERSITIES NETWORK FOR
CHILDREN IN ARMED CONFLICT IN COLLABORATION WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF
KUFA (MEMBER OF UNETCHAC)
‟Preventive measures to counter violence against children in armed conflicts”
27 th of March 2021
It was a great honor for me to represent as speaker the International Criminal Bar Association at the International Conference ‟Preventive measures to counter violence against children in armed conflicts”, organized by The Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict in Collaboration with The University of Kufa (MEMBER OF UNETCHAC), in the presence of so great personalities who have agreed to join forces to achieve the Network's goals under the auspices of The University of Kufa. (Prof. Dr. Yasir Lafta Hassoun, President of University of Kufa H.E. Bruno Antonio Pasquino, Ambassador of Italy to Iraq H.E. Safia Taleb Al-Suhail, Ambassador of Iraq to Italy, Prof. Laura Guercio, Representative of the Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict, Dr. Bakthiar Amin, former Minister of Human Rights in Iraq Prof. Fausto Pocar, Former Judge ICTY and Judge ad hoc ICJ, etc.)
The International Criminal Bar Association has among its objectives the defense of common values which are similar with those of The Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict. The defense of fundamental human rights and freedoms, when the victims of these violation are children and women, is a major concern of the ICB, as well as for each member of the association.
I consider it essential that through the programs that we will initiate in the ICB's activity, we should train lawyers and specialize them to provide the most effective defense possible to the victims who are children involved in armed conflicts. These are technical aspects of criminal judicial procedure that are specific to the assistance of child victims, when they are heard as an injured party, a civilian party, a victim of armed conflicts.
I believe that we must work in complex teams and complement our professional knowledge, because some representatives of Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict are also members of ICB, such member is our dear colleague and friend - lawyer Laura Guercio.
From this perspective, I will submit to the approval of the first meeting of the Executive Committee of ICB the draft agreement of the collaboration between ICB and The Universities Network for Children in Armed Conflict.
Prof. Dragos Chilea, President of International Criminal Bar Association
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The President of the International Criminal Bar and the President of the Bar Association of Mali,
You are cordially invited to take part in the 1st congress of the International Criminal Bar in Africa from November 14 to 16, 2019 at the Hotel Sheraton in Bamako - Mali.
For Malian lawyers, please register at the secretariat of the Order or with Maître Maîmouna TOGOLA, President of the Finance Subcommittee of the Congress Organizing Committee.
You can register now by clicking on the link below.
During the Conference in Constanta, meetings were organized between the president and vice-president of ICB, regarding preparations for the Congress of Bamako of 14-16 November. Another topic discussed was opening an ICB office in Bamako, for Africa. Participants to these meetings included lawyers members of the ICB: Prof. Vicenzo Carbone from Rome, Ramona Coman, president of the Pro Iure association of Targu-Mures, and Alina Elena Lungu from Constanta.
The delegation lead by the president of the ICB, Prof. Dr. Dragos Chilea, had official meetigs with the President, registrar and chief prosecutor of the ICC. The delegation was comprised of the general secretary of the ICB, Dr. Jaume Antich, and Dr. Laura Guercio. Were presented projects that the ICB has for Iraq and Mali as well as the Congress that will be organised in Bamako in the period 14-16 November 2019 and to which the ICC officials were cordially invited.
Award Ceremony of the Luis del Castillo Prize in International Criminal Justice and Human Rights to Dr. Esteban Peralta Losillas.
9.15-9.30 h Accreditation
9.30-9.45 am Opening
Núria Clèries Nerín, Director of the Center for Legal Studies and Specialized Training of the Department of Justice
Dragos Chilea, President of the International Criminal Bar (BPI-ICB-CAPI)
Ignasi Puig Ventalló, President of the Council of the Illustrious Bars of Catalonia(CICAC)
9.45-10.45 h Round table
The crime of favoring illegal immigration and its connection with the crime of hatred, as well as the treatment of connected expressions of xenophobia and anti-
Pilar Izaguirre, Delegated Prosecutor of Foreign Affairs of Catalonia
Charo Alises Castillo, President of the Human Rights Commission, coordinator of the Legal Assistance Service for Victims of Hate Crimes of the Illustrious Bar Association
Present and moderate,
Silvia Soler Huete, lawyer, member of the CJPI-DDHH of the ICAB, member of the ICB
10.45-10.50 h Presentation
'Women victims of DAESH's crimes project giving them historical record and justice'
Laura Guercio, Italian lawyer, member of the ICB
10.50-11.15 a.m. Break
11.15-12.15 h Round table
Transnational crimes in the field of Foreigners (Borders) and organized bands
Leticia Matarranz Ortiz, Head of International and Institutional Relations at the Central Unit of Illegal Immigration and Documentary Falsehoods Networks (UCRIF-Central, National Police)
Antoni Rodríguez Herrera, Head of the Criminal Investigation Division of Mossos
d'Esquadra, Criminal Investigation Professor of the Police School of Catalonia and
Professor in the Degree in Security and the Master's in Strategic Security and Police.
Present and moderate,
Javier García Mallol, lawyer, member of the ICB, and member of the CJPI-DDHH of the ICAB
12.30-13.30 Round table
Trafficking of organs and crime of trafficking in persons
Linda Cottone, a member of the UN-Research Unit for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) - Libya
Narciso Ortega Oliva, former Superior Chief of the National Police of Catalonia and a pre-doctoral specialist in FRONTEX (External Borders of the EU)
Rosa María Cendón, Coordinator Area Institutional Relations and Incidence of the SICAR.cat-Adoratrius program
Present and moderate,
Antonia Rocha González, lawyer, Treasurer of the ICB, member of the CJPI-DDHH of the ICAB
13.45-14 h Closure
Jaume Antich Soler, Lawyer, General Secretary of the CAPI, Secretary of the CJPI-DDHH of the ICAB.
Erika Torregrossa Acuña, President of the CJPI-DDHH and Adjunct to the Dean of the ICAB, and member of the CAPI
David Querol Sánchez, Lawyer, President of the Immigration Commission of the Illustrious Bar Association of Mataró (ICAMAT), member of the CAPI and of the
CJPI-DDHH of the ICAB
Jaume Antich Soler, General Secretary of the CAPI, Secretary of the CJPI-DDHH of the ICAB.
David Querol Sánchez, President of the Immigration Commission of the Illustrious Bar Association of Mataró (ICAMAT), member of the CAPI and of the CJPI-DDHH of the ICAB
Today, 12 April 2019, Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC) rejected unanimously the request of the Prosecutor to proceed with an investigation for alleged crimes against humanity and war crimes, on the territory of in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The judges decided that an investigation into the situation in Afghanistan at this stage would not serve the interests of justice. The Chamber is composed of Judge Antoine Kesia-Mbe Mindua, who will be appending a concurring separate opinion, Judge Tomoko Akane and Judge Rosario Salvatore Aitala.
The Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) reported today that it will release the verdict in the trial that followed against former Bosnian-Serbian leader Radovan Karadzic for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide during the war of Bosnia (1992-1995).
The Appeals Chamber issued its Judgement in the Popović et al. case, concerning five senior Bosnian Serbian military officials for crimes perpetrated by Bosnian Serb forces in July 1995, following the takeover of the protected areas of Srebrenica and Žepa.
The final convictions for the five Appellants stand as follows.
The Tribunal’s Registrar John Hocking and the General Director of the Custodial Institutions Agency of The Netherlands, Peter Hennephof, today signed an extension of the Agreement on Detention Facilities and Services between the United Nations and the State of The Netherlands.
Through this Agreement, The Netherlands will continue to provide the Tribunal with the detention facilities and services necessary to house all persons detained on the authority of the Tribunal and The Hague branch of the Mechanism.
The Agreement is effective from 1 January to 31 December 2015 and allows for a further extension until the end of 2017. It covers important matters such as the provision of medical services to Tribunal detainees, the management and maintenance of the United Nations Detention Unit (UNDU) and the costs of detention. The Agreement is vital in allowing the Tribunal to fulfil its mandate as it ensures that the conditions in which the detainees are housed meet the highest international standards.