Professor Bassiouni served as Secretary General of the IAPL from 1974-1989 and as President for three five-year terms from 1989-2004, when he was elected Honorary President.
The International Association of Penal Law, or L’Association Internationale de Droit Pénal (IAPL/AIDP) was founded in Paris on 14 March 1924. The Association is the successor organisation to the International Union of Penal Law (IUPL/UIDP), which had been founded in 1889 in Vienna by three eminent penalists: Franz Von Liszt, Gérard Van Hamel, and Adolphe Prins.
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In 2004, Philippe Kirsch (President, International Criminal Court), Giuliano Vassalli (Italy), and Robert Badinter (France) paid hommage to Professor Bassiouni with contributions in the Revue Internationale de Droit Pénal (Vol. LXXV), referring to him as a ‘prolific scholar’ and ‘outstanding academic,’ among other characteristics.
Philippe Kirsch hommage | Cherif Bassiouni and the International Criminal Court, p. 695
Giuliano Vassalli hommage | Hommage au Professeur M.C. BASSIOUNI, Son œuvre au service de la Science pénale et des Droits de l’Homme, p. 681
Robert Badinter hommage | De Nuremberg à La Haye, p. 699