2011 Summer School on the Interational Criminal Court

IRISH CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, Galway/Ireland, 19-23 June 2011 – Received by e-mail, From: Kjell Anderson, Date: 15/04/2011

Dear Colleagues, The Irish Centre for Human Rights is very pleased to announce the tenth annual Summer School on the International Criminal Court! The course will take place from June 19-23 this year and will cover all important aspects of the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC). The ICC is one of the most important new international institutions and promises to play a leading role in efforts to promote international justice. Subjects covered by the course will include the subject matter jurisdiction of the court (war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide, and the crime of aggression), the procedures of the court, defences, the political context in which the court operates, and related questions of international criminal law.  

The course is suitable for legal scholars and practitioners who wish to deepen their knowledge of the court as well as social scientists and students who seek to gain some familiarity with the court. Every year we have a diverse group of participants from many countries and backgrounds.

The course is convened by the Irish Centre for Human Rights, a leading centre for human rights research, teaching, and advocacy and will be taught by prominent scholars and practitioners of international criminal law. The program for the course is still being finalised but, generally, many speakers are returning speakers and last year’s programme may be viewed at http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=16 . The location of the course is in Galway, a charming small city on the windy west coast of Ireland. Galway is known for its pubs and beaches and is also adjacent to the iconic Aran Islands and Connemara. The course will include a programme of lectures as well as a film screening, social events, and touristic activities such as a trip to the Aran Islands.

For more information on the course please visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/human_rights/icc_summer_school.html or contact us by e-mail. Thanks and we hope to see you here in June!

Warm Regards, Kjell Follingstad Anderson, Doctoral Research Fellow, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Earls Island, Galway, Ireland, Mobile: +353 (0)87 676 0251, Fax: +353 (0) 91 494575, e-mail.

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