International Criminal Court Summer School, 16-20 June 2014
2014 Programme

Summer School on the International Criminal Court at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway

 

16-20 June 2014

Provisional Programme

Lectures will be delivered in the Annex to the Martin Ryan Institute, NUI Galway

 

Monday June 16th

09.00 Registration

09.45 Welcome address – Prof. Michael O’Flaherty – Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights.

10.00 Keynote Introductory Address - Prof. William Schabas, Chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights/ Middlesex University School of Law, London

11.15 Coffee Break

11.30 Dr. Rod Rastan, International Criminal Court – Introduction to the workings of the Court and key issues

13.00 Lunch

14.15 Subject matter jurisdiction: genocide/crimes against humanity - Prof. William A. Schabas

15.45 Coffee Break

16.00 The role of Victims - John McManus, Counsel /Avocat Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section Department of Justice/Ministère de la Justice

17.30 Break

18.00 Photography exhibition, ‘War from Victim’s Perspective’ (Event organized by the Swiss Embassy)

 

Tuesday June 17th

09.30 Modes of Liability – Dr. Shane Darcy, Irish Centre for Human Rights 

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 Subject matter jurisdiction: war crimes - Prof. Ray Murphy, Irish Centre for Human Rights

13.00 Lunch

14.30 The (mis)Use of Comparative Criminal Law in the Jurisprudence of the International Criminal Court - Dr. Mohamed Badar, Northumbria University School of Law

15.45 Coffee Break

16.30 The United States and the ICC: Politics, Practice and Prospects? - Prof. Megan Fairlie, Florida International University College of Law, USA

 

Wednesday June 18th

08.15 Group meet at MRI Annex Building

08.45 Bus leaves the Quadrangle for boat trip to Aran Islands

10.30 Ferry departs Ros a’Mhíl
11.30 Arrive Aran Islands: Sightseeing, Dún Aengus, and more

17.00 Depart Aran Islands and return to the mainland


19.15 Arrive at NUI Galway

(* Note: We will provide a packed lunch for this day trip)

 

Thursday June 19th

9.30 Corporate Crimes and the ICC Statute - Dr. Nadia Bernaz, Middlesex University School of Law

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 Admissibility (complementarity-gravity) - Dr. Mohamed El-Zeidy, International Criminal Court

12.45 Lunch

14.30 The Crime of Aggression - Mr. Donald M. Ferencz, Visiting Professor, Middlesex University School of Law

15.45 Coffee Break

16.00 Prosecutorial Policy and the ICC – Dr. Fabricio Guariglia, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

17.30 Close of lectures

21:00 Informal outing to the Crane Bar for Irish Music

 

Friday June 20th

9.30 Africa and the International Criminal Court – Dr. Kwadwo Appiagyei Atua, University of Ghana

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 General Principles of International Criminal Law - Dr. Noelle Higgins, Irish Centre for Human Rights

12.45 Lunch

14.00 Domestic implementation of the Rome Statute - John McManus, Counsel /Avocat Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section Department of Justice /Ministère de la Justice

15.30 Moot Court in Galway Courthouse

17.30 Close of lectures and certificate ceremony

18.00 Closing Dinner – Vina Mara Restaurant, Augustine Street Galway.