International Criminal Court Summer School, June 19-23
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 19 to 23 June 2017. The summer school takes place at the National University of Ireland Galway.
The International Criminal Court is arguably the most important 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 premier summer school on the International Criminal Court. The summer school takes place over five days and includes intensive lectures by leading specialists on the subject as well as social activities. This interactive and stimulating course is 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.
The 2017 Summer School will include a special session on Corporate Crimes and the International Criminal Court. Although the Court does not formally have jurisdiction over companies, the Office of the Prosecutor recently indicated an intention to focus on crimes or practices that lead to "the destruction of the environment, the illegal exploitation of natural resources or the illegal dispossession of land". With business often implicated in such activities, this special session will examine questions regarding prosecuting corporate actors before the International Criminal Court. Participants will include Prof James Stewart (University of British Columbia), Dr Nadia Bernaz (Middlesex University) and Richard J Rogers (Global Diligence LLP).
For details regarding registrations dates, fees, and scholarships, please visit our ‘General Information’ page.
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