The International Criminal Court Summer School 2016

The International Criminal Court Summer School 2016

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway is pleased to announce that the annual International Criminal Court Summer School will take place from 27 June to 1 July.

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The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premier summer school specialising on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to attend a series of intensive lectures over five days. The lectures are given by leading academics on the subject as well as by legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. The interactive and stimulating course is particularly suited to postgraduate students, legal professionals, scholars, and NGO workers. Participants are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its structures and operations, and the applicable law. Lectures also speak to related issues in international criminal law, including: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, the crime of aggression, jurisdiction, fair trial rights, and the rules of procedure and evidence.

This year’s ICC Summer School will include a special session on victims at the International Criminal Court.

The list of speakers at the 2016 ICC Summer School includes:

  • Professor William Schabas (Irish Centre for Human Rights/Middlesex University);
  • Professor Anne-Marie de Brouwer (Tilburg University);
  • Dr Fabricio Guariglia (Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court);
  • Professor Megan A. Fairlie (Florida International University);
  • Paolina Massida (Office of the Public Counsel for Victims, International Criminal Court);
  • Professor Ray Murphy (Irish Centre for Human Rights);
  • Dr Rod Rastan (Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court);
  • Dr Mohamed M. El Zeidy (International Criminal Court);
  • Professor Donald M. Ferencz (Middlesex University);
  • Dr Nadia Bernaz (Middlesex University);
  • Fiona McKay (former head of Victims Participation and Reparations Section of the International Criminal Court)
  • Dr Kwadwo Appiagyei Atua (University of Ghana and University of Lincoln);
  • Dr Noelle Higgins (Maynooth University);
  • Dr Shane Darcy (Irish Centre for Human Rights).

An early bird registration fee of €400 is available for delegates who register before 30 April 2016, with the fee for registrations after that date being €450. The registration fee includes all course materials, all lunches and refreshments, a social activity and a closing dinner. Please see the General Information section of our website for further information.

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