Barcelona, ​​June 4. The Catalan Ombudsman, Rafael Ribó, has proposed to the Parliament the appointment of the President of the Human Rights Institute of Catalonia, and member of BPI-ICB, Jaume Saura, as the new General Secretary of the institution to replace Jordi Sánchez, new President of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC).

Mr. Saura it's an accredited international law professor, Jaume Saura has been linked to the Ombudsman since 2010 as a member of the Task Force and coordinator of the Advisory (currently, Catalan Mechanism for the Prevention of Torture) Council of the old Catalan Authority for the Prevention of Torture.

Saura is the author of numerous publications relating to human rights and has participated as an international observer in several elections.

As deputy general shall attend Ribo in the exercise of his office and assume the functions delegated to it, including those relating to the governance of the institution.


As reported by the Ombudsman, Saura will join the office as soon as the Commission of the Catalan Parliament ratified the appointment, as required by law.

Coalition for the International Criminal Court


The ICB wishes to inform you of the Official Announcement of the Master on International Criminal Justice created with the Rovira i Virgili University

4Th International Meeting Of Defence Offices

25 & 26 November 2016 London, United Kingdom



Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Dear Madam, Sir,

The Defence Office of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon thank you again for your participation in the Fourth International Meetings of Defence Offices which were held in London, on 25th and 26th of November 2016.

Please find attached the Summary report of the Meetings in French, English and Arabic. 

You will also find attached the questionnaire on Defence Investigations, which we thank you for completing in the language of your choice, and sending back to us, if you have not already done so. As Johann said during the Meetings,your answers will be very useful in that they will illustrate the Guide to Investigations with concrete examples from you experience.

Thank you again for your participation and we hope to see you again in Nuremberg for the Fifth Meetings in 2017.

Kind regards,