From Amina Adanan of the Irish Centre for Human Rights comes this announcement:
The ICC Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, is the premiere summer school on the International Criminal Court. The summer school consists of five days of intensive lectures given by leading specialists on the subject. The summer school is attended by legal professionals, academics, postgraduate students and NGOs.
In a nutshell, participants of the ICC Summer School 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, universal jurisdiction, immunities, and the role of victims. This year we are pleased to have a lecture specifically on Africa and the ICC.
The ICC Summer School 2014 will take place from 16th-20th June 2014. For more information and to register, please visit http://www.nuigalway.ie/irish-centre-human-rights/summerschools/iccsummerschool/.
The Academy of European Law at the European University Institute (EUI) has announced this year’s summer courses in Human Rights Law and the Law of the European Union:
The Academy’s Summer Courses are renowned for their innovative and cutting-edge topics, combined with the highest standards of academic content presented by leading scholars and thinkers. Each year the courses attract highly qualified participants from all around the world and the mix of participants from different backgrounds makes the experience of attending the summer courses a very rewarding one.
· The 2014 Human Rights Law course (16 June – 27 June) comprises a General Course on ‘21st Century Human Rights’ by Harold Hongju Koh (Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School) and a series of specialized courses on the topic of ‘Freedom of Religion, Secularism and Human Rights’. We are also pleased to have two distinguished lectures by Bruno Simma (Judge at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal; former Judge at the International Court of Justice) and Joseph H.H. Weiler (President of the European University Institute).
· The 2014 Law of the European Union course (30 June – 11 July) comprises a General Course on ‘The Internal Market as a Legal Concept’ by Stephen Weatherill (Jacques Delors Professor of European Law, Oxford University) and a series of specialized courses on the topic of ‘EU Legal Acts: Challenges and Transformations’. The Summer School will also include a distinguished lecture by Marta Cartabia, an EUI alumna now Judge at the Italian Constitutional Court and Professor of Constitutional Law, Bicocca University in Milan.
The two-week courses are held at the EUI, in the hills above Florence, and participants leave with positive memories of the extremely high intellectual standard of the courses, the EUI facilities including the library, the beautiful venue, and the interaction with other participants from all over the world. Some participants come to study at the EUI in later years, and it is not unusual to see participants returning for a second or third summer course.
The deadline for applications is Thursday 10 April 2014.
For further information, visit the Academy’s website at www.eui.eu/AEL.
The Human Rights Law Centre has announced details of their forthcoming short courses. Taught by human rights academics and practitioners in the field, both courses are designed to give an in-depth understanding of international human rights standards and the UN and regional systems that implement them.
· International Human Rights Law Short Course, a 10-week residential course at the University of Nottingham
The 10-week residential course provides an opportunity to study at the University in Nottingham learning through a programme of seminars, guest lectures, visits and conferences. The course finishes after ten weeks, but students may opt to stay on to undertake a three months internship or research project.
· International Human Rights Law Distance Learning Course, a four-module distance learning course taken over the academic year
The distance learning course offers flexibility of choice and time management and is ideal for those who cannot attend a full time course. Participants learn through an interactive website and a series of modules with study guides, key source materials and optional self-study questions, upon the answers to which tutors comment.
For more information about these opportunities, please visit their website. If you have any specific queries or wish to apply for a course, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.