International Criminal Court Summer School

The annual International Criminal Court summer school at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premiere summer school specializing 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 and by legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. The summer school is attended by legal professionals, academics, postgraduate students and NGOs. Participants are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its structures and operations, and the applicable law. Participants are also given the opportunity to network with the speakers throughout the week. Lectures also speak to related issues in international criminal law, including: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, the crime of aggression, universal jurisdiction, immunities, and the role of victims.

The ICC Summer School 2015 will take place from 15th-19th June 2015. Registration for the summer school will open shortly at www.conference.ie. An early bird registration fee of €400 will be available for delegates who register before 31 March 2015, 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 check this website regularly for further updates and details regarding speakers, registration etc. Should you have any queries, please email: iccsummerschool@gmail.com. For information on last year’s summer school please visit our website.


Last year’s list of speakers was:

Professor William Schabas- Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway and School of Law, Middlesex University

Mr. Fabricio Guariglia- Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court

Dr. Mohamed M. El Zeidy- Pre-Trial Chamber II at the International Criminal Court

Dr. Rod Rastan- Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court

Professor Ray Murphy- Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway

Dr. Noelle Higgins- Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway

Dr. Shane Darcy, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

Dr. Nadia Bernaz- School of Law, Middlesex University

Mr. John McManus- Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section, Canadian Department of Justice

Professor Megan A. Fairlie- Florida International University

Dr. Mohamed Badar- Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Professor Donald M. Ferencz-  Middlesex University School of Law, London 

Dr. Kwadwo Appiagyei Atua- University of Ghana and University of Lincoln.