Every year, the International Institute of Higher Studies in Criminal Sciences (ISISC), which is based in Siracusa, Sicily, holds a short course for 'young penalists'. The course brings in top speakers from around the world. Students also get much quality time with one of the legends of international criminal law, Cherif Bassiouni, who is the director of the Institute.
The programme also provides participants with an opportunity to network with colleagues elsewhere in the world. The Irish Centre for Human Rights regularly cosponsors the course, as it does this year.
This year the theme of the programme is 'The Sharia: Sources of Law and Selected Legal Aspects'. The course is being held from 22 to 31 May. For more information, click here.