Go On! Update, ICC Summer School 2015 (deadline 30 May)

We’ve posted previously about this year’s ICC Summer School from 15-19 June 2015 at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway. Here is an update, with the full list of faculty:

The ICC Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premier summer school on the International Criminal Court, the world’s permanent institution for the trial of international crimes. This year’s ICC Summer School will take place from 15-19 June 2015 at NUI Galway, Ireland. The Summer School comprises a series of intensive and interactive lectures over five days given by leading academics and legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. Participants are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its structures, operations, and applicable law. Specific topics covered include international crimes (genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity & aggression), jurisdiction, modes of liability, the role of victims and prosecutorial discretion. This year’s Summer School will include a special session on Palestine and the International Criminal Court, which will involve the participation of the Palestinian Ambassador to Ireland, Ambassador Ahmad Abdelrazek. The Summer School is suited to postgraduate students, legal professionals, journalists and staff of civil society or intergovernmental organisations.

The 2015 ICC Summer School faculty includes:

  • Professor William Schabas – Middlesex University & Irish Centre for Human Rights
  • Professor Kevin Jon Heller – School of Oriental and African Studies, London
  • Dr. Fabricio Guariglia – Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court
  • Dr. Mohamed M. El Zeidy – Pre-Trial Chamber II at the International Criminal Court
  • Dr. Rod Rastan – Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court
  • Professor Ray Murphy – Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
  • Professor Don Ferencz, Visiting Professor, School of Law, Middlesex University; Research Associate, Oxford University Faculty of Law Centre for Criminology
  • Dr. Kwadwo Appiagyei Atua – University of Ghana and University of Lincoln
  • Dr. Michael Kearney – School of Law, Sussex University
  • Dr. Noelle Higgins – Senior Lecturer, Law Department Maynooth University
  • Ms. Salma Karmi-Ayyoub – Barrister, London
  • Dr. Nadia Bernaz – School of Law, Middlesex University
  • Mr. John McManus – Canadian Department of Justice
  • Professor Megan A. Fairlie – Florida International University
  • Dr. Mohamed Badar – Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • Dr. Shane Darcy – Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway

The closing date for registrations is 30 May 2015. The registration fee (€450) includes all course materials, all lunches and refreshments, a social activity and a closing dinner. The registration fee also includes a complimentary copy of: William A. Schabas, Introduction to the International Criminal Court (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, 4th ed.).

To register and for more information, please visit: http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=405.

Should you have any queries, please email: iccsummerschool@gmail.com.

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Go On! Galway International Summer School – Arts and Human Rights

UPDATE:

Because we have recently received further funding, we are delighted to be able to announce that the fee has been dropped by 50% to €175, fully inclusive of lunches and refreshments. Registration can be made online:http://conference.ie/Conferences/AddRegistration.asp?Conference=418.

We are also inviting the submission of papers, posters, performance, or visual art pieces for the Summer School. A selection of submissions will be invited for inclusion in the peer-reviewed conference proceedings to be published by an international academic publisher in 2016. Please find further information on our website: http://conference.ie/Conferences/menu.asp?menu=1882&Conference=418.
Further information on the Summer School, including the programme and profile of the speakers, can be found on our website: http://conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=418. You can follow us on Twitter @AHRGalway or on our Facebook page for further updates.

The first Galway International Summer School on the Arts and Human Rights will take place from 9–11 July 2015 in National University of Ireland, Galway. Co-directed by Prof Michael O’Flaherty, Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights, and Dr Dominique Bouchard, Curator at the Hunt Museum, it will bring together arts practitioners with human rights activists and scholars to explore their shared space. Events will take the form of panel discussions, exhibitions and performances.

The global theme for 2015 will be “Belonging”. The Summer School will consist of keynote addresses, plenary discussions, and themed discussions on three parallel tracks – literature and human rights; the visual arts and human rights; and music and human rights. The opening speaker will be the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights, Farida Shaheed.

Other speakers and panelists include:

·  Jennifer Johnston, Novelist, winner of the Whitbread book award;

·  Manfred Nowak, Scientific Director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institut für Menschenrechte, former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture and judge at the Human Rights Chamber for Bosnia and Herzegovina;

·  Susan McKay, Journalist;

·  Sarah Joseph, Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia;

·  Kateřina Šedá, Artist;

·  Vincent Woods, Poet and playwright;

·  Lelia Doolan, Film producer, former artistic director of the Abbey Theatre.

·  Rita Duffy, Artist;

·  Dominic Thorpe, Artist;

·  Mary Lawlor, Front Line Defenders

·  Neil Jarman, Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation and Social Justice, Queen’s University Belfast;

·  Barbora Bukovska, Senior Director for Law, Article 19;

·  Vered Cohen Barzilay, Director, Novel Rights;

·  Paul Seawright, Artist, Professor of Photography, University of Ulster;

·  Bob Collins, Chairman of the Board of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland;

·  Guido Gryseels, Director, Royal Museum for Central Africa, Brussels, Belgium;

·  Rod Stoneman, Director, Huston School of Film & Digital Media, National University of Ireland, Galway;

·  David Petrasek, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa, Canada;

·  Julian Fifer, Musicians for Human Rights.

Galway is a thriving cultural centre at the edge of the Atlantic and is the gateway to some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenery.  The Summer School immediately precedes the world famous Galway International Arts Festival.

Registration costs €350, but a reduced early bird registration fee of €290 is available until 31 March 2015.

For more information please visit http://conference.ie/ or email artsandhumanrights@gmail.com.

Find attached the provisional Summer School Arts & Human Rights Programme.

Go On! ICC Summer School at Irish Centre for Human Rights (early bird deadline 31 March)

The 2015 International Criminal Court Summer School will take place at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at the National University of Ireland Galway from 1519 June 2015.

The annual International Criminal Court Summer School is the premiere summer school specializing 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 and by legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. The summer school is attended by legal professionals, academics, postgraduate students and NGOs. Participants are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its structures and operations, and the applicable law. Participants are also given the opportunity to network with the speakers throughout the week. 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.

The list of speakers at the 2015 ICC Summer School has yet to be confirmed. The list of speakers at the 2014 ICC Summer School included:

  • Professor William Schabas – Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway and School of Law, Middlesex University
  • Mr. Fabricio Guariglia – Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court
  • Dr. Mohamed M. El Zeidy – Pre-Trial Chamber II at the International Criminal Court
  • Dr. Rod Rastan – Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court
  • Professor Ray Murphy – Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway
  • Dr. Noelle Higgins – Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway
  • Dr. Shane Darcy – Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway
  • Dr. Nadia Bernaz – School of Law, Middlesex University
  • Mr. John McManus – Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section, Canadian Department of Justice
  • Professor Megan A. Fairlie – Florida International University
  • Dr. Mohamed Badar – Northumbria University, United Kingdom
  • Professor Donald M. Ferencz – Middlesex University School of Law, London
  • Dr. Kwadwo Appiagyei Atua – University of Ghana and University of Lincoln

An early bird registration fee of €400 is available for delegates who register before 31 March 2015, with the fee for registrations after that date being €450. The registration fee includes all course materials, all lunches and refreshments, a social activity and a closing dinner. A limited number of scholarships are available.

To register and for more information regarding the 2015 ICC Summer School, please visit: http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=405.

Go On! ICC Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights

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/.