The ICB is committed to fighting hate crimes and all forms of intolerance. In this regard he has made the IX Conference on International Criminal Justice and Universal, jointly with the Department of Justice - Centre d'Estudis Juridics i Formació Especialitzada and coordinated by Erika Torregrossa, coordinator of international projects of ICB.


Europe is currently in a convulsive time the different migratory movements have caused an alarm that promotes widespread intolerance situations that can lead to hatred. New technologies and Internet has promoted a space for criminals and unscrupulous people find coverage, taking advantage and the impunity that anonymity within networks. This was made clear ICB counselor, Joaquim Pelegrin and corroborated by the Dean of ICAB Oriol Rusca.

Hate crimes are those that lead to acts that promote hatred, either indirectly or directly, hostility, discrimination or violence against a specific person or group to be part of it. Discrimination based on membership in a particular social group, depending on age, gender, identity gender, religion, race, ethnicity, nationality, ideology, political affiliation, sexual orientation or even to be in a situation of poverty it is increasingly noticeable in Europe. Only in Spain, according to the latest published report of the Ministry of Interior, the incidents hate crimes totaled 1,284. Although some organizations, quantifies more than 4,000. The journalist Miquel Ramos made a presentation on figures and data collected in recent years.


The lack of effective regulation on freedom that has contributed to society new technologies and social networks have enabled and increased ease provocative situations to promote hate crimes and other forms of intolerance. The absence of reliable figures on hate-motivated crime in Spain usually involves consequently a notable lack of awareness of the extent and severity of the problem.


The intervention of Professor Jordi Bonet and Montserrat Comas made a radiograph of case law and current legislation in Europe and in Spain.

In Catalonia not we fall low in the fight against discrimination and hatred, on the contrary, the Minister of Justice, Carles Mundo. It was the Provincial Prosecutor of Barcelona where he was born specialist to pursue hate crimes and under the aegis of the Department of Justice Service has published a multidisciplinary manual to provide practical tools for the investigation and prosecution of criminal offenses motivated by hatred or discrimination coordinated by Attorney Miguel Angel Aguilar, a speaker at the conference.



The high level of the speakers at the conference, legal actors and social experts working on the issue for years, and the witness of a victim and massive public attendance, made to measure the problem and make clear the set of institutions commitment, professional and civil society to fight against hatred and discrimination and to contribute to a better understanding of the phenomenon to fight it more effectively.

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,