The Palermo Convention Against Transnational Organize Crime 2003-2018: Implementing the Treaty System

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The Palermo Convention against Transnational Organized Crime 2003-2018:

Implementing the Treaty System

Department of Law, University of Ferrara, 10 May 2019

Sala Consiliare – Corso Ercole I d’Este 44


9.15-9.45 a.m. Welcome Greetings: Daniele Negri, Director, Department of Law – Fernando dalla Chiesa, Cross – Osservatorio sulla criminalità organizzata, University of Milan – Serena Forlati, Macrocrimes


9.45-10.00 a.m. – Tania Banuelos Mejia (UNODC)

The UNTOC: Limits, Potentials and Challenges Ahead


10-11.15 a.m. – Panel I. The Institutional Structure  Chair Gerhard Loibl (University of Vienna)

Cecily Rose (Leiden University) – The Role of the United Nations and of the Conference of the Parties 

Christian Ponti (State University of Milan) – The Review Mechanism

Ian Tennant (Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime) – The Role of Civil Society

Discussant: Leonardo Borlini (Bocconi University – Milan)



11.15-11.45 a.m. – Coffee break


 11.45 a.m.-1.15 p.m. – Panel II. The Palermo Convention and the International Legal System  Chair Roger O’Keefe (Bocconi University – Milan)


Ugljesa Ugi Zvekic (Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime/LUISS/ Roma Tre University –The Palermo Convention and the United Nations Convention against Corruption

Julie Alix (University of Lille) – The Palermo Convention and the Fight against Terrorism

Serena Forlati (University of Ferrara) – The Palermo Convention and International Human Rights Law

Irini Papanicolopulu (University of Milan – Bicocca) – The Palermo Convention and the International Law of the Sea

Discussants: Rosana Garciandia Garmendia (King’s College, London), Alessandra Annoni (University of Ferrara)



1.15-2.30 p.m. Lunch break


2.30-4.00 p.m. – Panel III. The Palermo Convention and the Challenge of Implementation – Chair Celina Nowak (Institute of Law Studies - Polish Academy of Sciences)

Vincenzo Militello (University of Palermo) – The Obligations of Criminalization 

Antonio Balsamo (Adviser to the Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, Vienna) – The Obligations Relating to International Cooperation

Levent Altan (Victims Support Europe) – The Obligations of Prevention, Protection and Assistance to Victims

Fernando dalla Chiesa (University of Milan) – Law in the Books and Law in Action: How Wide is the Gap?

Discussant: Eugenio Zaniboni (University of Foggia)



4.00 -4.30 p.m. Coffee Break


4.30-6.00 p.m. – Panel IV. The Supplementing Protocols and the Challenge of Implementation – Chair Monica Massari (University of Milan)

Fabrizio Sarrica (UNODC) – The Protocol against Trafficking in Persons

Alessandro Spena (University of Palermo) – The Protocol against Migrant Smuggling

Simonetta Grassi (UNODC) - The Firearms Protocol

Discussant: Laura Salvadego (University of Macerata)

Discussion and concluding remarks





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