International Criminal Court Summer School

Summer School on the International Criminal Court
18 - 22 June 2018, NUI Galway, Ireland 


The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights takes place from 18-22 June 2018, almost twenty years after the entry into force of the Rome Statute.  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: 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 Africa and the International Criminal Court in association with the Institute for Security Studies, South Africa. 

The list of speakers at the 2018 ICC Summer School includes: 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); Ottilia Anna Maunganidze (Institute for Security Studies) Dr. Mohamed M. El Zeidy (International Criminal Court); Professor Donald M. Ferencz (Middlesex University); Dr Nadia Bernaz (Wageningen University); Dr Noelle Higgins (Maynooth University); Dr Noelle Quenivet (Univerity of the West of England); Dr Shane Darcy (Irish Centre for Human Rights); Dr Phil Clark (SOAS); Allan Ngari (Institute for Security Studies).

An early bird registration fee of €400 is available for delegates who register before 1 April 2018, with the fee after that date being €450. Scholarships are also available, with the closing date being 15 March 2018. 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'. The closing date for registrations is 1 June 2018.

Registration for the ICC Summer School is now open at our dedicated website:

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