2019 - ICC - International Criminal Court Summer School, June 24-28

Celebrating 20 Years of the Summer School of the International Criminal Court

June 24-28



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 24 to 28 June 2019. The summer school takes place at the National University of Ireland Galway.

This year will mark the 20th Anniversary of the ICC Summer School and will be marked by a number of special events.

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.



Speakers will include:


Professor Siobhán Mullally (Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway)
Professor William A. Schabas (Honorary Chairman, Irish Centre for Human Rights; Professor of International Law, Middlesex University)
Dr. Fabricio Guariglia (Director of the Prosecution Division, International Criminal Court)  
Dr. Rod Rastan (Legal Adviser, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court)
Professor Ray Murphy (Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway)
Dr. Shane Darcy (Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway) 
Professor Don Ferencz (Visiting Professor, School of Law, Middlesex University; Research Associate, Oxford University Faculty of Law Centre for Criminology / James Kingson Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade)
Dr. Noelle Quenivet (University of the West of England)
Dr. Noelle Higgins (School of Law, NUI Maynooth)
Professor Megan Fairlie (Florida International University College of Law), Defence
Kate Gibson
(Defence Counsel, International Criminal Court/Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals)




For further information pleae contact:

Marta Bitorsoli, 

Hardiman Scholar and Ph.D. Candidate, 

Irish Centre for Human Rights, 



Skype: marta.bitorsoli

Email: iccsummerschool@gmail.com