International Criminal Court Summer School

Summer School on the International Criminal Court

24 - 28 June 2019, NUI Galway, Ireland 


The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights takes place from 24-28 June 2019. This is the premier summer school specialising on the International Criminal Court and in which participants attend a series of intensive lectures and events 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 the application and interpretation of the core crimes of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and aggression, the exercise of jurisdiction, defences, fair trial rights, and procedure and evidence before the Court. This year will mark the 20th Anniversary of the ICC Summer School and will be marked by a number of special events. 

Speakers at this year’s Summer School include:  Professor William Schabas (Irish Centre for Human Rights/Middlesex University); Dr. Fabricio Guariglia (Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court); Professor Megan A. Fairlie (Florida International University); Professor Ray Murphy  (Irish Centre for Human Rights);  Dr. Rod Rastan (Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court);  Professor Donald M. Ferencz (Middlesex University);  Dr Noelle Higgins (Maynooth University); Dr Noelle Quenivet (Univerity of the West of England); Kate Gibson (Defence Counsel, International Criminal Court/Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals); Dr. Mark Kersten (Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto); Dr. Luke Moffett (School of Law, Queens University Belfast).

An early bird registration fee of €400 is available for delegates who register before 10 April 2019, with the fee after that date being €450. Scholarships are also available, with the closing date being 15 March 2019. The registration fee 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' (Cambridge University Press). The closing date for registrations is 1 June 2019.

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