International Criminal Court Summer School

The ICC Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway is the premier summer school on the International Criminal Court. The summer school takes place over five days and includes at least four days of intensive lectures by leading specialists on the subject as well as social activities. 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. 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 2016 International Criminal Court Summer School will take place from June 27 to July 1. Further details to be announced shortly

2015 ICC Summer School

The Irish Centre for Human Rights hosted its annual Summer School on the International Criminal Court from 15th to 19th of June 2015 at NUI Galway. The Summer School was well attended with delegates travelling from all corners of the globe to participate in a lively and enlightening week. Fascinating presentations were delivered by some of the world’s leading experts in the subject area, including Prof. William Schabas, Prof. Don Ferencz and Dr. Fabricio Guariglia. An interactive environment facilitated many animated and thought-provoking debates. The 2015 summer school included a special session on Palestine and the International Criminal Court, a pertinent topic given Palestine’s recent accession to the Rome Statute. A number of social activities were included in the programme to ensure an ideal balance of learning and fun. A spirited moot court, during which the delegates put their newfound knowledge to the test, followed by the closing dinner marked the ending of the ‌ICC Summer School.