International Criminal Justice Day is celebrated on 17 July. This is an issue in which the role of the lawyer is fundamental.
On this occasion some members of BPI participated on the 14th of July 2021, in the PANEL DISCUSSION - Advanced CNF accreditation request for lawyers training credits, through which the speakers tried to answer the following questions: Where are we with international justice? How have the International Criminal Court and international ad hoc courts responded to crimes against humanity and war crimes that have characterized atrocious social and inter-ethnic conflicts in recent decades? And what role does international justice play in the social recomposition of a community?
Lawyer Roberto Cataldi - Director of StudioCataldi.it Founder of Studio Legale Cataldi
Avv. Ylli Pace Cataldi Law Firm
Prof. Av. Fausto Pocar, Judge of the International Crimes Tribunal in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, ad hoc judge at the International Court of Justice, Professor Emeritus of the University of Milan, Honorary President of the Sanremo Institute of International Humanitarian Law.
Prof. Av. Dragos Chilea, Costanza and Tirgu Mures University, President of International Criminal Bar Associaton
Av. Laura Guercio former Secretary General of the Interministerial Committee for Human Rights at the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Italian Agent of the Management Board of the European Fundamental Rights Agency in Vienna - Member of the Council of the European Law Institute in Vienna
Mariacristina Trivisonno Lawyer of Campobas
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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.