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Message from Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and International Affairs, for the fiftieth anniversary of the Siracusa Institute (Sept. 17, 22)


The fiftieth anniversary of the Siracusa Institute happened on 17 September 2022. The institute, directed by honorary decide Jean-François Thony, is a beacon for the worldwide prison justice system. This occasion introduced collectively high-level figures from States and worldwide establishments, together with the President of the Worldwide Legal Court docket (ICC) and all of its judges.

On that event, Catherine Colonna, Minister for Europe and International Affairs, wished to ship this message.

Message recorded in French and subtitled in English

Girls and gents,

It’s an honour to affix you in celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Siracusa Worldwide Institute, a historic and pioneering institute within the struggle towards impunity for worldwide crimes. It is usually a pleasure for me to rejoice as soon as extra the friendship between the Italian and French peoples.

Because it was based, the Siracusa Institute has performed a key position in constructing the worldwide prison justice system. Right this moment, nonetheless, it acts as a catalyst for interactions between internationally famend attorneys and legislation practitioners, to serve a rule-based worldwide order.

Whereas sure powers violate essentially the most fundamental rules of worldwide legislation, together with on European soil, the crimes perpetrated should not go unpunished. France actively helps the worldwide prison jurisdictions, on the forefront of which is the Worldwide Legal Court docket. We additionally assist capacity-building for nationwide authorized programs, in Ukraine, Côte d’Ivoire, Jordan and Sudan.

The technical help programmes and coaching for authorized professionals by the Siracusa Institute, for instance in Tunisia and Egypt, have additionally performed a vital position.

Girls and gents, France will proceed to assist, alongside the Siracusa Institute, worldwide cooperation and coordination amongst all these dedicated to the struggle towards impunity. Congratulations on this anniversary; auguri!

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