International Criminal Court Summer School, 16-20 June 2014


Welcome to the website of the annual International Criminal Court summer school at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland, Galway. This year’s ICC summer school will take place from 16-20 June 2014. The summer school takes place at the National University of Ireland, Galway.

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 to combat impunity for atrocities and it is at the forefront of a broader movement for achieving accountability.

The ICC Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, is the premiere summer school on the International Criminal Court. The summer school consists of five days of intensive lectures given by leading specialists on the subject. 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. This year we are pleased to have a lecture specifically on Africa and the ICC.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and we hope to see you at the summer school in June! You can contact us at or by phoning +353 (0)91 493948.


Best wishes,


The Irish Centre for Human Rights