May 31 2017 Posted: 14:13 IST

The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the School of Law, NUI Galway is accepting delegates for its annual International Criminal Court Summer School, which will take place from the 19 to 23 June 2017.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights attracts participants from around the world and early registration is advised. During five days of intensive lectures given by leading academics as well as legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court, 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, crimes of sexual violence, and the rules of procedure and evidence. This year’s Summer School will include a topical special session on Corporate Crimes and the International Criminal Court.

Dr Shane Darcy of NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights, said: “The International Criminal Court is the world’s first permanent court for the prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. Despite some setbacks and obstacles, the Court is now fully functional and holding trials, and it provides an avenue for those seeking justice and accountability for serious human rights abuses.”

During the ICC summer school, expert presentations will be delivered by Professor William Schabas from the Irish Centre for Human Rights, Middlesex University; Professor James Stewart, University of British Columbia; Dr Fabricio Guariglia, Dr Rod Rastan, and Dr Mohamed El Zeidy; International Criminal Court; Professor Megan A. Fairlie, Florida International University; Professor Donald M. Ferencz, Middlesex University; Dr Noelle Quenivet, University of the West of England; Dr Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University; Dr. James Nyawo, INTERVICT, Tilburg University; Mr Richard J. Rodgers, Global Diligence LLP; Mr John McManus, Canadian Department of Justice.

The registration fee of €450 includes all conference materials, all lunches and refreshments, a social activity and a closing dinner. The registration fee also includes a complimentary copy of Professor William Schabas' book, An Introduction to the International Criminal Court.

The closing date for registrations is 1 June 2017. To register and for more information regarding the 2017 ICC Summer School, please visit http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=497 or email Sarah Creedon at iccsummerschool@gmail.com.

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