Sunday 23 April 2017

Summer schools: Galway and Newcastle

Readers may be interested in the following Summer Schools:

Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice Summer Academy Northumbria University, Newcastle 12-16 June 2017

Northumbria Law School is pleased to announce its 1st Summer Academy on Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice (Law & Criminology) will take place in Northumbria University, Newcastle from 12-16 June 2017.

This novel summer academy provides a unique opportunity for participants to acquire in-depth knowledge on the most pressing issues facing the international criminal justice system from the leading scholars and practitioners in the field. Speakers will share their expertise and experience on a varied range of topics to encourage and inspire postgraduate research in law and criminology.

 The themes of the summer academy are:

  • Challenges to international criminal justice and the future of the International Criminal Court
  • Challenges to international cooperation in fighting transnational and international crimes
  • Challenges in prosecuting terrorism and religiously motivated violence
  • Challenges in ensuring effective redress for victims in post-conflict situations
  • Ecocide as a challenge to justice and security
  • Rule of law reform in post conflict countries

The distinguished speakers are: 

Professor William Schabas (Middlesex University/Leiden University) - Judge Howard Morrison (International Criminal Court) - Judge Professor Wolfgang Schomburg (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 2001-2008, Durham University) - Judge David Baragwanath (Special Tribunal for Lebanon) - Judge Professor Philip Weiner (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) -  Professor Roger S. Clark (Rutgers Law School) - Professor Chrisje Brants (Northumbria University) - Professor Liz Campbell (Durham University) - Mr Karim A.A. Khan, QC (Temple Garden Chambers, International Defence and Victims Counsel & former Prosecutor) - Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar (Northumbria University) - Dr. Rod Rastan (Legal Adviser, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court) - Professor Tim Wilson (Northumbria University) - Professor Roger Clark (Rutgers Law School) - Dr. Mohamed El Zeidy (Legal Officer, Pre-Trial Chamber II, International Criminal Court) - Dr. Tanya Wyatt (Northumbria University)- Dr. Noelle Higgins (Maynooth University) - Professor Michael Rowe (Northumbria University) - Mr. Patrick Schneider (EU Office of the Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina) - Dr. Michael Kearney (Sussex University) - Mr. Krmanj Othman (KRG High Committee for the Recognition of Genocide against Yezidi Kurds and other minorities) ­- Dr. Patricia Hobbs (Brunel University) - Dr. Hakeem Yusuf (University Birmingham) - Dr. Elena Katseli (Newcastle University) - Dr. Jamie Harding (Northumbria University) - Dr. Ibrahim Shaw (Northumbria University) - Professor Nigel South (University of Essex) - Dr. Damien Short (University of London) - Dr. Mohamed 'Arafa (Indiana University) - Ms. Gemma Davies (Northumbria University) - Dr. David McGrogan (Northumbria University).

This event is a wonderful opportunity for international lawyers, legal interns, academics, and present and future postgraduate students to meet eminent scholars and practitioners in the field of international criminal justice as well as like-minded colleagues from all over the world. 
Participants may register to attend individual sessions or the whole event. Please note that places are limited.

For further information and to register please visit our website or email.

The International Criminal Court Summer School 2017
19 to 23 June 2017, NUI Galway, Ireland

The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premier summer school specialising on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to attend a series of intensive lectures over five days. The lectures are given by leading academics on the subject as well as by legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. The interactive and stimulating course is particularly 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.
This year’s ICC Summer School will include a topical special session on Corporate Crimes and the International Criminal Court.
The list of speakers at the 2017 ICC Summer School includes the following: Professor William Schabas (Irish Centre for Human Rights/Middlesex University); Professor James Stewart (University of British Columbia); Dr. Fabricio Guariglia (Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court); Professor Megan A. Fairlie (Florida International University);  Professor Ray Murphy (Irish Centre for Human Rights); Dr. Rod Rastan (Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court); Dr. Mohamed M. El Zeidy (International Criminal Court); Professor Donald M. Ferencz (Middlesex University);  Dr. Noelle Quenivet (University of the West of England); Dr. Nadia Bernaz (Middlesex University); Dr. James Nyawo (INTERVICT, Tilburg University); Dr. Nadia Bernaz (Middlesex University); Mr. Richard J. Rodgers (Global Diligence LLP); Mr. John McManus (Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section, Canadian Department of Justice); Dr. Noelle Higgins (Maynooth University); Dr. Shane Darcy (Irish Centre for Human Rights).
The registration fee of €450 includes all conference materials, all lunches and refreshments, a social activity and a closing dinner. The registration fee also includes a complimentary copy of Professor William Schabas' book 'An Introduction to the International Criminal Court'. The closing date for registrations is 1 June 2017.
To register and for more information regarding the 2017 ICC Summer School, please visit our website  and follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
Should you have any queries, please email us.