The "Luis del Castillo" Permanent Seminar on International Justice was born within the International Criminal Bar Association with the aim of becoming an instrument of training, research, intellectual debate and exchange of ideas of the international legal community on issues referred to international justice.
Its first edition, in Catalonia, was dedicated to the activation of the future International Master in International Criminal Justice that will begin in 2018, bringing together the coordinators of the different modules in the work to the design of contents, harmonization of the techniques of virtualized teaching, and debate on legal training strategies of international legal actors. The assistants of this meetings were judges, prosecutors and staff of the International Criminal Court and other international courts, lawyers of the Bar Association of the ICC, researchers and teachers from different universities and research centers, and technical staff of International Organizations.
The event was divided in three days in which were conducted the Institutional Act of Inauguration of the Seminar at the Hall of plenary sessions of the City Council of Tarragona, with the mayor, Mr. Josep Fèlix Ballesteros, the General Presentation of the Master of International Criminal Justice: its Mission, Vision, Objectives, teaching methodologies, academic structure, program, contents and dynamics of the subjects; and the Presentation of the content proposals and teachers of the subjects of the Master at the University Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona and the Illustious Bar Association of Tarragona - ICAT.
The event counted with the attendace of Mr. Fabricio Guariglia, Mr. Esteban Peralta Losilla of the ICC Mr. Santiago Castellà, Academic Director of the Master, Honorary President of the ICB Mr. Luis Del Castillo Aragón, President Mr. Blas J. Imbroda, Secretary General Mrs. Erika Torregrossa, Mrs. Dignité Bwiza coordinator for Africa for the ICB, Mr. Jaume Antich, Mr. Pierre A. Kopp, attached to the presidency of the ICB, Mr. Kenneth Gallant, head of studies of the master, Mr. Daniel Mekonnen, Mrs. Luz Elena Mira, Mrs. Svetlana Paramonova and Mr. Luis Miguel Ojeda Ruiz.
The Secretary General of the ICB, Mrs. Erika Torregrossa Acuña, took part in the "XII Internacional Week of Law and Criminalistics of Medellín", with the debate "Corruption and Human Rights".
Our President visited Mr. Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner to exchange points of view and offer the collaboration of the ICB, now that we are preparing to become members of ECOSOC.
The President of the ICB, Blas Imbroda, Dean of the Illustrious Bar of Melilla, receives the Order of St. Raimundo de Peñafort.
Yesterday, on the 25th of October, the Commission of International Criminal Justice of the Illustious Bar of Barcelona held with the collaboration of our association, a conference of the Exercice of Law in Venezuela. The event was presented y our former president emeritus, M. Luis del Castillo Aragón, and moderated by our Secretary General, Mrs. Erika Torregrossa and Mrs. Silvia Soler Huete of the Comission, and included Mr. Carlos Prince Arellan, lawyer from Venezuela and a call from Luisa Ortega, former attorney general of Venezuela exiled in Colombia.
We wish to share with you the visit of our President to The Hague.
Mr. Imbroda returned to the city to hold meetings with the President of the ICC, Mrs. Fernández de Gurmendi as well as with Mr. Sergio Gerardo Ugalde Gordínez, ambassador of Costa Rica in The Hague and Vice-president of the ASP. This was a very fruitful encounter for the ICB.
Yesterday, on the 9th of March 2017, the Executive Committee of the ICB-BPI-CAPI visited the Court. Various meetings were held to introduce the new ExCo: a meeting with the Victim’s Office, a meeting with the Defense Office, a meeting with the Prosecutor’s Office and finally, a meeting with the President of the ICC, Mrs. Fernández de Gurmendi. This new Presidency and the new ExCo, along with some individual members introduced the new era of the International Criminal Bar.