International Criminal Court Summer School, June 18-22, 2012

**The International Criminal Court Summer School 2014 will take place 16-20 June 2014**

Further details of next years event will be published later in the year.

Details of the ICC Summer School 2013 (including a list of the speakers) are available at

On behalf of the Irish Centre for Human Rights we have great pleasure in welcoming you to our annual Summer School on the International Criminal Court 2012.

The International Criminal Court is arguably the most important new international institution since the establishment of the United Nations. The aim of the International Criminal Court is in combating impunity for atrocities and it is at the forefront of a broader movement for achieving accountability.

The Summer School on the International Criminal Court offered by the Irish Centre for Human Rights is widely acknowledged to be the premier programme of its kind and this year’s course promises to be the most exciting yet! During the five days of intensive lectures, delivered by leading specialist in the field, students are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its applicable law, its structures and its operations. Lectures also speak to related issues in international criminal law, including universal jurisdiction, immunities and the role of the victims.

The 2012 faculty will include:

§ Professor William Schabas, Professor, Middlesex University and Chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway.

§ Professor Siobhan Mullally, Senior Lecturer, University College Cork, Irleand.

§ Dr. Shane Darcy, Lecturer, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway.

§ Professor Ray Murphy, Interim Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway.

§  Dr. Annyssa Bellal, Research Fellow, Geneva academy of international humanitarian law and human rights.

§ Dr. Nadia Bernaz, Senior Lecturer, University of Middlesex.

§ Mr. John McManus, Counsel /Avocat Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section Department of Justice /Ministère de la Justice, Government of Canada / Gouvernement du Canada.

§ Dr. Mohamed M. El Zeidy, Legal Officer for Pre-Trial Chamber II, The International Criminal Court.

§ Ms. Miriam Spittler, Judicial Cooperation Adviser, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court.

Registration for the 2012 course is now closed.


* For non-EU citizens: it is the responsibility of the participant to find out how long it takes to obtain a Visa. The Irish Centre for Human Rights can provide a Letter of Invitation, should you require one, but you must first register to hold your place.  Please note that we are unable to send such letters via DHL or other express mail services, due to cost. A scanned pdf will be emailed to each participant, and a hard copy mailed via Irish Post.


§ ICC Summer School fee - €450

The general conference fee includes all teaching materials, social activities, lunch, coffee/tea, and additional materials as provided.


*Unfortunately, at this time, no scholarships, financial assistance or special discounts are available

Further information

For further information, please contact Rhonda Ferguson, Doctoral Fellow