The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) has announced its 8th annual Summer School on Transitional Justice on the theme of Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair.
The Summer School will be held from 22-26 June 2015 at the Jordanstown campus of the Ulster University, located on the north shore of Belfast Lough, Northern Ireland. The Summer School is a week-long residential course, consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions. It is aimed at both postgraduate students and practitioners working in the field of transitional justice and human rights.
The academic component of the summer school is also complemented by a social programme which provides the opportunity for participants to get to know a little about the local area. A number of social events such as: a murals tour in Belfast, film screenings and a Summer School dinner at Belfast Castle are included in the programme.
A programme outline and application details can be found at http://www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/SummerSchool2015.htm.
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 15–19 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.
Registration is ongoing for Maastricht University’s summer school “The European Union: Peace, Conflict and Human Rights” to be held July 2-18, 2014.
The European Union is the world’s largest experiment in supranational governance. In recent years, the EU has undergone substantial evolution in its foreign relations institutions as well as its human rights mechanisms. That evolution was evident in its enlargement process to admit newly-independent states into the union. In addition, the EU began to emphasize fundamental rights for its citizens in a binding legal instrument (the Charter of Fundamental Rights) enumerating rights that surpass the civil and political rights enshrined in the flagship document of the Council of Europe, the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms.
This course will first examine the politics of EU foreign relations. From the Treaty of Maastricht to the Lisbon Treaty, the EU path has taken dramatic changes to adapt to the needs of its citizens and to the demands of the global community. Today, the newly-formed European External Action Service leads the diplomatic wing of the EU. Foreign policy has been given a more prominent role in the form of a new office for a High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy for the European Union. The second focus of the course is the politics of human rights in the EU. The Lisbon Treaty emphasizes human rights and democracy as guiding principles of EU policies. The advent of the Agency for Fundamental Rights and the accession of the EU, as an institution and supranational body, to the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms will further define the rights protected and enjoyed by citizens of all EU Member States.
One other important element will be the study trip to Brussels. This trip will involve visiting one of the important agencies of the EU and getting a first-hand look at how policy is developed in Brussels.
For more information and to register, visit http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Main/ProspectiveStudents/MaastrichtSummerSchool.htm.
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Registration for the Tilburg University Summer School in Business and Human Rights has been extended to May 1.
This summer course introduces participants to the linkages between business and human rights from a variety of (legal, regulatory, and policy) perspectives. The content and implementation of the 2011 UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights take a center stage. Participants become familiar with the main actors in business and human rights, and their respective duties and responsibilities.
- Course period: 14 July – 18 July
- Study credits: 3 ECTS
- Max participants: 40 participants
- Course leaders: Nicola Jägers & Daniel Augenstein
- Target group: Advanced graduate, post-graduate, and doctoral students from law, social & political sciences and cognate disciplines with a working knowledge in human rights law. Representatives of the public service, business organizations and NGOs with an interest in business and human rights issues.
For more information, and to register, visit http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/education/summerschool/courses/business-and-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/.