Galway Summer School on the International Criminal Court

My home institution, the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway, has announced that the annual International Criminal Court Summer School will take place from 15-19 June 2015. The Summer School comprises five days of lectures by leading academics and legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. It covers the establishment of the Court, its structures and operations, and the applicable law. Topics addressed include the crime of genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, the crime of aggression, jurisdiction, modes of liability, and the role of victims.

Readers of the blog might be interested to know that the subject of corporate complicity under international criminal law is also addressed at the Summer School, by Dr Nadia Bernaz of Middlesex University. This subject takes on an added relevance with Palestine becoming a party to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court, given the frequent allegations of corporate complicity in war crimes in that context.

An early bird registration fee of €400 is available for registration before 31 March 2015, with the fee for registrations after that date being €450. The registration fee includes all course materials, lunches and refreshments, a social activity and a closing dinner. A limited number of scholarships are available. 

More information regarding the 2015 ICC Summer School is available at: http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=405. Queries can be sent to: iccsummerschool@gmail.com.

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