International Criminal Court Summer School, 19-23 June 2017, Ireland

Publish Date: Jan 20, 2017

Deadline: Mar 15, 2017

The ICC Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway is the premier summer school on the International Criminal Court.

The summer school takes place over five days and includes intensive lectures by leading specialists on the subject as well as social activities. This interactive and stimulating course is 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.

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).


An early bird registration fee of €400 is available for delegates who register before 1 April 2017, with the fee after that date being €450. The registration fee 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.

Conditions of Registration

Delegates are expected to insure themselves against theft, loss, accidents and damage or medical expenses that may arise. The organizing committee does not accept responsibility for any of the above.


A limited number of scholarships is available. The scholarships will cover the registration fee, accommodation, lunch, social activities, and a  copy of Professor William Schabas' book, 'An Introduction to the International Criminal Court'. Transportation costs (including flights) will not be covered. If you are interested in a scholarship, please If you are interested in applying for the scholarship, please send a letter explaining how you would benefit from the scholarship, together with a curriculum vitae, to before 15 March 2017.

For further information please contact Sarah Creedon, PhD candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at or phone +353 (0)91 493948.

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