International Criminal Court Summer School,17-21 June 2013
Provisional Programme 2013



Summer School on the International Criminal Court at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway

17-21 June 2013


Provisional Programme


Lectures will be delivered in the Annex to the Martin Ryan Institute, NUI Galway


Monday June 17th


09.00: Registration


09.45: Welcome address - Professor Ray Murphy, Co-Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights


10.00: Keynote Introductory Address- Professor William A. Schabas, Chairman, Irish Centre for Human Rights


11.15: Coffee Break


11.30:  Admissibility (complementarity- gravity) - Dr. Mohamed El-Zeidy, Legal Officer for Pre-Trial Chamber II, International Criminal Court


13.00: Lunch


14.15: Subject matter jurisdiction: genocide/crimes against humanity - Professor William A. Schabas, Irish Centre for Human Rights


15.45: Coffee Break


16.00: Prosecution of Gender Crimes - Professor Siobhán Mullally, School of Law,   University College Cork


17.30: Break


18.00: Film: Nuremburg, The Nazis Facing their Crimes



Tuesday June 18th


09.30: Introduction to the workings of the Court and key issues - Dr. Rod Rastan, Legal Adviser at the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court


11.00: Coffee Break


11.15: Subject matter jurisdiction: war crimes - Professor Ray Murphy, Co-Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights


13.00: Lunch


14.30: The place of victims in the ICC system - Mr. John McManus, Counsel /Avocat, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section Canadian Department of Justice


15.45: Coffee Break


16.00: Blame it on the ICC? Importing German Theories into the African Continent: Indirect Co-Perpetration and Beyond - Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Brunel University     


18.00: Launch of 'The Concept of Mens Rea in International Criminal Law' by Dr. Mohamed Elewa Badar, published by Hart, 2013


Wednesday June 19th


08.50: Bus leaves outside the MRI Annex Building for a trip to Aran Islands


We will visit Inish Mor, the largest of the Aran Islands. We will take a bus tour of the island and this will include visits to Kilmurvey Village, Dun Angus Fort and cliffs, a craft village and heritage centre, the 7 Churches, Bungowala Fishing Village, the Aran Seal Colony and Kilronan Village.


18.30: Return to NUIG campus


(* Note: We will provide a packed lunch for this day trip)



Thursday June 20th


9.30: Prosecutorial Policy and the ICC - Dr. Fabricio Guariglia, Head of the Appeals Division of the Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court

11.00: Coffee Break


11.15: Command Responsibility - Professor Ray Murphy, Co-Director, Irish Centre for Human Rights

12.45: Lunch


14.00: Domestic implementation of the Rome Statute - Mr. John McManus, Counsel /Avocat, Crimes Against Humanity and War Crimes Section Canadian Department of Justice


15.30: Coffee Break


15.45: Aggression: A Crime Against Mankind - Professor Donald M. Ferencz, Visiting Professor, School of Law, Middlesex University


17.30: Close of lectures 


21:00: Informal outing to the Crane Bar for Irish Music



Friday June 21st


9.30: General Principles of International Criminal Law - Dr. Noelle Higgins, Lecturer in Law, Irish Centre for Human Rights 

11.00: Coffee Break


11.15: The United States and the ICC: Politics, Practice and Prospects? - Professor Megan Fairlie, Florida International University 

12.45: Lunch


14.00:  Corporate Liability for International Crimes - Dr. Nadia Bernaz, Senior Lecturer, Middlesex University

15.30: Moot Court in Galway Courthouse


17.30: Close of lectures and certificate ceremony

18.00: Closing Dinner at Vina Mara Restaurant, Augustine Street, Galway.