International Criminal Court Summer School

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.

ICC Summer School 2022

Speakers included:

  • Prof William Schabas (Middlesex University)
  • Dr Fabricio Guariglia (International Development Law Organisation)
  • Prof Ray Murphy (Irish Centre for Human Rights)
  • Dr Rod Rastan (Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Court)
  • Kate Gibson (Defence Counsel, International Criminal Court/Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals) 
  • Prof Shane Darcy (Irish Centre for Human Rights)
  • Dr Guénaël Mettraux (Judge, Kosovo Specialist Chambers)
  • Dr Noelle Quenivet (University of the West of England)
  • Nada Kiswanson (Independent Victims Counsel at the International Criminal Court)
  • Dr James Nyawo (School of Security, Diplomacy and Peace Studies, Kenyatta University)
  • Maria Elena Vignoli (Human Rights Watch) 
  • Dr Roisin Mulgrew (National University of Ireland Galway)  
  • Mehdi J. Hakimi, Executive Director, Rule of Law Programme, Stanford Law School
  • Majed Bamya, Senior Political and Legal Adviser, Mission of the State of Palestine to the United Nations
  • Oleksandra Matviichuk, Chair of the Centre for Civil Liberties, Ukraine

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