Galway International Criminal Court Summer School 2017 – Special Session on Corporate Crimes

The 2017 International Criminal Court Summer School organised by the Irish Centre for Human Rights will take place at the National University of Ireland Galway from 19 to 23 June 2017. This Summer School is the leading specialised course on the International Criminal Court, and comprises five days of lectures and sessions with leading practitioners and scholars focusing on the work of this unique institution.

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).

screen-shot-2017-01-13-at-15-44-22The Summer School on the International Criminal Court is an interactive and stimulating course 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. Topics covered will include the crimes that might be prosecuted before the Court (genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and the crime of aggression), questions of jurisdiction, fair trial rights, and the rules of procedure and evidence.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Information regarding registration is available on the Centre’s website, and you can follow us on Facebook or Twitter for updates. Enquiries can be sent to iccsummerschool@gmail.com.

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