International Criminal Court Summer School, June 18-22, 2012
2011 Programme

Summer School on the International Criminal Court at the

Irish Centre for Human Rights

19 – 23 June 2011

Theatre 125, IT Building

Saturday June 18th

19.00 Wine and Cheese Reception

venue: Irish Centre for Human Rights, Earls Island

(opposite the cathedral)

Sunday June 19th

09.00 Registration

10.00 Keynote Introductory Address
Prof. William Schabas, Director of the ICHR

11.15 Coffee Break

11.30 Modes of Liability
Mr. John McManus, Canadian Department of Justice

13.00 Lunch

14.15 Jurisdiction
Professor William Schabas, ICHR

15.45 Coffee Break

16.00 Admissibility (complentarity-gravity)

Dr. Mohamed El-Zeidy, International Criminal Court


17.30 Break

18.00 Film: Nuremburg, The Nazis Facing their Crimes

Monday June 20th

10.00 PUBLIC LECTURE: The first decade of the ICC

Professor William A. Schabas

11.15 Coffee Break

11.45 Subject matter jurisdiction: war crimes
Dr. Ray Murphy, Irish Centre for Human Rights

13.15 Lunch

14.30 The place of victims in the ICC system
Tatiana Batchvarova

15.45 Coffee Break

16.00 General Principles of Criminal Law
Mr. Kamran Choudhry

Tuesday June 21st

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

11.30 Bus leaves the Quadrangle for boat trip to Aran Islands

13.00 Ferry departs Ros a’Mhíl

13.30 Arrive Aran Islands: Guided tour to the fort, Dún Aengus, etc.

17.00 Depart Aran to return to the mainland

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

Wednesday June 22nd

9.30 The Interests of Justice (art. 53 of the Rome Statute)
Dr. Maria Varaki


11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 The ICC and the Security Council

Prof. William A. Schabas

12.45 Lunch

14.00 Procedure: The Rules of Procedure and Evidence
Mr. Hakan Friman, Honorary Professor, UCL

15.30 Coffee Break

15.45 Procedure (continued)

17.30 Close of lectures

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

Thursday June 23rd

9.30 The crime of aggression

Prof. William A. Schabas

11.00 Coffee Break

11.15 Domestic implementation of the Rome Statute
Mr. John McManus


12.45 Lunch

14.15 Crimes against humanity: towards a new convention

Prof. Leila Sadat


15.30 Moot Court in Galway Courthouse

17.30 Close of lectures and certificate ceremony

20.00 Evening Boat cruise on Lake Corrib

Entertainment by Mad Uncle Harry http://www.myspace.com/maduncleh