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ISISC specialization course (23 maggio- 2 giugno 2010)

TENTH SPECIALIZATION COURSE

IN INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW:

HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR COMMERCIAL

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Siracusa, May 23 – June 2, 2010

Sponsored by:

International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences – ISISC (Siracusa, Italy)

International Human Rights Law Institute - IHRLI (Chicago, USA)

University of Palermo Faculty of Law (Palermo, Italy)

Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland (Galway, Ireland)

International Association of Penal Law – AIDP (Paris, France)

United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute – UNICRI (Turin, Italy)

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. The course will commence on Monday, May 24 and conclude on Tuesday, June 1. Arrival of participants is Sunday, May 23 and departure is Wednesday, June 2. The course will take place at the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC) in Siracusa, Italy and will consist of 13 working sessions. Each day will be divided into two sessions of three hours each, for a total of 40 academic contact hours.

2. Participants should have at a minimum a first degree in law, having graduated in the last eight years (between 2002 - 2010), and be 35 years of age or under.

3. The working language will be English; therefore proficiency in English is required.

4. The number of participants will be limited to 60. Regional, geographic and gender balance will be taken into consideration.

5. The cost for the course is € 600 per person, which includes hotel, breakfast and lunch, ground transportation from and to Catania airport on arrival and departure days and academic materials. Accommodation will consist of double rooms from Sunday, May 23 to Wednesday, June 2. Participants who wish to arrange their own accommodation and meals may do so and thus are only required to pay the application fee (€ 100).

6. The Institute will offer 10 scholarships to applicants from developing and less developed countries. However, participants awarded scholarships will have to pay the application fee (€ 100).

7. Participants are required to join the International Association of Penal Law, Young Penalists Section. Membership information can be found on the AIDP website (www.penal.org).

8. Attendance is required at all sessions. Failure to attend more than two sessions will disqualify participants from receiving a certificate of completion for the course. Active participation in classroom discussions as well as in the Moot Court Competition is expected.

9. The deadline to apply for the 2010 course is March 15, 2010. The application form should be filled out online at www.isisc.org and only in exceptional circumstances submitted by mail, e-mail or fax (ISISC, Via S. Agati 12, 96100 Siracusa – tel.: +39.0931.414515/414516 – fax: +39.0931.442605 – email: Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. ). Acceptance letters will be sent out shortly thereafter. Candidates not accepted for the course will be informed accordingly.

10. The course will be held at ISISC’s new seat, where the Institute will move by the end of April. The Institute should be able to provide a limited number of computers with internet access for the use of the participants. However, due to the limited number, we encourage participants to bring their own laptops with which they can connect to the internet through the Institute’s wireless network. Printing facilities are the responsibility of the participant and cannot be provided by the Institute. The Institute has a library containing over 20,800 volumes in ICL and Comparative International Law.

If you have any questions, please contact ISISC at Questo indirizzo e-mail è protetto dallo spam bot. Abilita Javascript per vederlo. or +39.0931.4145153

HUMAN TRAFFICKING FOR COMMERCIAL

SEXUAL EXPLOITATION

Sunday, May 23

ARRIVAL OF PARTICIPANTS

Monday, May 24

09:00-9:30 OPENING CEREMONY

- Welcome by speaker TBA

SESSION 1 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING

09.30-10.30 Speaker

- M. Cherif Bassiouni, President ISISC

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30 General Discussion

SESSION 2 PANEL: PATTERNS OF HUMAN TRAFFICKING

This panel will explore human trafficking through global and regional patterns and trends, as well as to survey various factors that contribute to the complexities of these patterns and trends.

14.30-16.00 Speakers

- Jackie Turner

- Vittoria Luda di Cortemiglia

- Terence Nde Ndifonka

16.00-16.30 Break

16.30-17.30 General Discussion

Tuesday, May 25

SESSION 3 INTERNATIONAL LEGAL CONTROL REGIME

This panel will discuss the international conventions and legal instruments that codify trafficking in persons and slavery.

09.00-09.45 Speaker

- Gert Vermeulen

09.45-10.30 Break

10.30-11.00 Speaker TBA

11.00-12.30 General Discussion

SESSION 4 PANEL: INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL DATA AND REPORTING MECHANISMS ON TRAFFICKING

This panel will address and analyze data collection and reporting mechanisms and methodologies used at the international and national levels, including challenges and possible inaccuracies and inconsistencies.

14.30-16.00 Speakers 4

- Dwayne Ball

- Duren Banks

- Alexis Aronowitz

16.00-16.30 Break

16.30-17.30 General Discussion

17.30-18.30 Introduction to the Moot Court Competition

Speaker

- Steve Becker

Wednesday, May 26

SESSION 5 ASSESSING NATIONAL TRAFFICKING PATTERNS AND LEGAL FRAMEWORKS WITHIN A REGIONAL CONTEXT

These two panels will assess certain national legal frameworks in the larger regional context in which they are located, comparing and contrasting legislation and regional cooperation and effectiveness.

PANEL I:WESTERN EUROPE, EASTERN EUROPE,MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

9.00-10.30 Speakers

- Mohammed Mattar

- Silvia Scarpa

- Antonietta Confalonieri

- Terence Nde Ndifonka

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30 General Discussion

SESSION 6 CONTINUATION OF A.M. SESSION

PANEL II: ASIA, NORTH AMERICA, LATIN AMERICA AND SOUTH AMERICA

14.30-16.00 Speakers

- Mohamed Mattar

- Laura Lederer

- Johnny McGaha

- Tom Obokata

16.00-16.30 Break

16.30-17.30 General Discussion

Thursday, May 27

SESSION 7 WORKING WITH THE NON-LEGAL COMMUNITY: NGOS AND CROSS-DISCIPLINARY

This panel will discuss the importance in working outside of the legal community in cross-disciplinary efforts and in particular with NGOs in order to effectively combat trafficking and assist victims.

09.00-10.30 Speakers

- Siddharth Kara

- Speaker TBA

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30 General Discussion 5

P.M. FREE

Friday, May 28

SESSION 8 VICTIMS: STATE CONCERNS, CRIMINAL TRIALS AND INDIVIDUAL NEEDS

This panel will explore victims’ needs and current obstacles to victims’ remedies. It will address the role of the victim in trial, possible immigration issues, as well as other issues that may affect the state.

09.00-10.30 Speakers

- Linda Smith

- Antoinetta Confalonieri

- Kari Kammel

10.30-11.00 Break

11.00-12.30 General Discussion

SESSION 9 PANEL: REDUCING DEMAND

This panel will focus on reducing the demand component of sex trafficking, namely sex services in the destination country.

14.30-16.00 Speakers

- Linda Smith

- Alexis Aronowitz

- Siddharth Kara

- Laura Lederer

16.00-16.30 Break

16.30-17.30 General Discussion

20.00 DINNER RECEPTION

Saturday, May 29

SESSION 10 DISCUSSION OF THE MOOT COURT PROBLEM

A.M. Speaker

- Steve Becker

P.M. STUDY PERIOD FOR THE MOOT COURT

Sunday, May 30

A.M.-P.M. STUDY PERIOD FOR THE MOOT COURT

Monday, May 31

SESSION 11 MOOT COURT COMPETITION – Oral Arguments: Preliminary Round

Morning Team 1 vs. Team 2 Team 3 vs. Team 4

Team 5 vs. Team 6 Team 7 vs. Team 8 6

Afternoon Team 9 vs. Team 10 Team 11 vs. Team 12

Team 13 vs. Team 14 Team 15 vs. Team 16

Tuesday, June 1

SESSION 12 MOOT COURT COMPETITION – Oral Arguments: Semi-Final Rounds

9.30-11.00 Team A vs. Team B

11.00-11.30 Break

11.30-13.00 Team C vs. Team D

SESSION 13 MOOT COURT COMPETITION – Oral Arguments: Final Round

14.30–16.30 Team I vs. Team II

16.30–17.00 Break

17.00-18.00 CLOSING CEREMONY AND DELIVERY OF CERTIFICATES

21.00 CLOSING DINNER

Wednesday, June 2

DEPARTURE OF PARTICIPANTS7

MOOT COURT COMPETITION

1. Participation in the Moot Court Competition is a requirement of the Specialization Course in International Criminal Law. Each participant will be assigned to a three or four-person team. The side assigned to each team will be chosen by lot and may be changed as the competition proceeds. Each team will assign arguments to its members. Designations of team members assigned to specific arguments shall be communicated to the Supervisor in writing by May 29. In the preliminary rounds, participants will be evaluated as individuals, without affecting the overall ranking of each team. The semi-final rounds shall consist of 4 teams composed of 16 persons: the 4 best oralists per issue (2 on the Applicant teams and 2 on the Respondent teams). These teams will be chosen on the basis of each person’s role in the preliminary rounds.

2. The judging criteria for each presentation will be: knowledge of the law; knowledge of the facts; legal analysis; oral presentation skills; and time management. The judges will rate the presenters on a scale of 0 to 2 points for each one of the five factors mentioned above. This gives a possible total of 10 points to each presenter.

3. The Moot Court Competition will be supervised by Mr. Steven Becker, Assistant Appellate Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender - Illinois. Selection of teams for the preliminary rounds will be announced on May 25 from 19:30 - 20:30. The preliminary rounds can only be attended by the members of the two competing teams. The semi-finals and finals are open to the attendance of all participants, who are required to attend. After the preliminary rounds, new teams will be composed for the semi-finals. Participants will meet in the hotel lobby after the end of the preliminary rounds to hear the announcement of the results and the composition of the semi-finals teams.

4. Participants are encouraged to prepare for the Moot Court Competition in advance. The issues raised in the competition correspond to the themes addressed in the sessions of the course. The problem will be sent by e-mail to those who have been accepted to the course.

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FACULTY

Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni (U.S.A/Egypt)

Distinguished Research Professor of Law and President Emeritus, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University College of Law; President, International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences; Honorary President, International Association of Penal Law

Professor Alexis Aronowitz (Netherlands)

Professor, University College, Utrecht

Dr. A. Dwayne Ball (USA)

Associate Professor of Marketing, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Dr. Duren Banks (USA)

Chief, Prosecution and Adjudication Statistics Unit, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Mr. Steve Becker (USA)

Assistant Appellate Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender

Ms. Antonietta Confalonieri (Italy)

Lawyer; collaborates with UNICRI in the "Preventing and Combating Trafficking of Minors and Young Women from Nigeria to Italy" program

Ms. Kari Kammel (USA)

Lawyer; Deputy Executive Director, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul College of Law

Mr. Siddharth Kara (India)

Fellow on Human Trafficking, JFK School of Government, Harvard University

Professor Laura Lederer (USA)

Vice President, Global Centurion; Founder of the Protection Project at the JFK School of Government; Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown Law

Ms. Vittoria Luda di Cortemiglia (Italy)

Programme Coordinator, Emerging Crimes and Counter Human Trafficking Unit, UNICRI

Mr. Mohammed Mattar (USA)

Executive Director, Protection Project, John Hopkins University

Professor Johnny McGaha (USA)

Professor, Division of Justice Studies, Florida Gulf Coast University

Terence Nde Ndifonka (South Africa)

Southern African Counter Trafficking Assistance Program (SACTAP), International Office of Migration (invited) 9

Tom Obokata (U.K., Japan)

Assistant Director, Human Rights Centre, Queens University of Belfast (invited)

Ms. Silvia Scarpa (Italy)

Professor, John Cabot University Di Roma, Holder of a Post-Doc Research Grant in International Human Rights Law, Scuola Superiore Sant'Anna of Pisa

Hon. Linda Smith (USA)

Founder and President of "Shared Hope"

Jackie Turner (UK)

Independent Consultant: European Commission Realising Rights Project (RRS) - Violence Against Women and Children: 2008-2011; National Expert (Violence Against Women and Children, and Sexual Identity Violence): European Commission Feasibility Study -Legislation (FSL) 2010

Professor Dr. Gert Vermeulen (Belgium)

Professor of Criminal Law, Ghent University; Head of Department Criminal Law and Criminology; Director, Institute for International Research on Criminal Policy

Please note that none of the speakers are acting in their official capacities. All statements made are personal.10

INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Professor Catherine McKinnon

Harvard University

U.S. Ambassador Luis DeBaca,

Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the State Department

Ms. Navanethem Pillay

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights

Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak

First Lady of Egypt

MOOT COURT JUDGES

Mr. Steven Becker (U.S.A) - DIRECTOR

Assistant Appellate Defender, Office of the State Appellate Defender, Illinois, United States; Senior Research Fellow, International Human Rights Law Institute, DePaul University College of Law; Deputy Editor in Chief, "Revue Internationale de Droit Pénal" (AIDP)

Judges TBA

Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni (U.S.A/Egypt) – ONLY FOR FINAL ROUND

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