International Criminal Court Summer School

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 Summer School on the International Criminal Court 

Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law,
University of Galway 

The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights took place online in June 2022. This is the premier summer school specialising in the International Criminal Court and in which participants followed a series of intensive lectures and events over several days. The lectures were given by leading academics on the subject as well as by legal professionals, including those working at the International Criminal Court. Participants gained knowledge of the Court’s structures and operations, its jurisdiction and applicable laws. Lectures addressed the core crimes, including genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, and aggression, the exercise of the Court’s jurisdiction, defences, procedure and evidence and the participation of victims in proceedings.

Speakers included Oleksandra Matviichuk of the Centre for Civil Liberties in Kyiv; Kate Gibson, Defence Counsel, International Criminal Court/Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals; Dr James Nyawo, School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies, Kenyatta University; Maria Elena Vignoli, Human Rights Watch; Dr Guénaël Mettraux; Judge, Kosovo Specialist Chambers; Dr Rod Rastan, Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and Prof William Schabas, Middlesex University.

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13th International Disability Law Summer School 2022

13th International Disability Law Summer School 2022

 Centre for Disability Law and Policy (CDLP), University of Galway

The Centre for Disability Law and Policy hosted the world’s largest Disability Law Summer School focusing on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in June 2022. The Summer School focused on Article 11 of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Situations of Risk and Humanitarian Emergencies.

This year, the Summer School took place in a hybrid manner to facilitate speakers and colleagues who were not able to travel during this time. Over 100 delegates, both speakers and attendees from 35 countries participated either in person in Galway or online. Speakers over the five days included former UNCRPD Committee Member Theresia Degener, Harvard Law School Fellow Janet Lord, as well as numerous disability activists working on the frontlines of disaster risk preparedness and responses.


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