The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the School of Law at NUI Galway is pleased to announce the details of its summer schools for 2014

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The International Criminal Court Summer School 2014
16-20 June 2014, NUI Galway, Ireland

The annual International Criminal Court summer school at the Irish Centre for Human Rights 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. We are delighted to announce that this year we will have a lecture on Africa and the ICC.
This year’s list of speakers is:

  • Professor William Schabas- Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway and School of Law, Middlesex University
  • Dr. 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 School of Law, United Kingdom
  • Professor Donald M. Ferencz- School of Law, Middlesex University
  • Dr. Kwadwo Appiagyei Atua- University of Ghana and University of Lincoln.

For more information on the Summer School and to register please visit our website at http://www.conference.ie/Conferences/index.asp?Conference=351 or email iccsummerschool@gmail.com.

9th Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy
26 June – 5 July 2014, NUI Galway, Ireland

This Summer School programme has for the last 8 years attracted young talented filmmakers and professionals from across the world who wish to engage in an exciting training course where ideas and projects are shared, developed and challenged by fellow participants and internationally acclaimed experts of film, television, photography and human rights. This year’s programme will also feature Films That Matters, a two days film event held in collaboration with Amnesty International and Galway One World Centre on 4th and 5th July 2014.

Cinema and Human Rights and Advocacy (CHRA) is a training initiative offered by the Huston School of Film & Digital Media and the Irish Centre for Human Rights, part of the National University of Ireland, Galway and supported by the Open Society Foundations. This, the 9th Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy will run at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media in Galway from 26th June to 5th July 2014.

The Summer School is led by Nick Danziger an internationally renowned practitioner in the field of human rights documentary making. The 10-day programme consists of eight teaching sessions, workshops and film screenings that combine human rights expertise and media studies. Sessions develop issues relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a History of Human Rights Cinema, Freedom of Expression and Censorship, the Use of Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy, Producing Social

Documentaries, the Role of Media in Period of Conflict and Production and Distribution of Human Rights Films. Each module is illustrated by film or documentary screenings. Elements of the summer school include information on the fundamentals of human rights, how to raise awareness of human rights on camera, developing a project proposal and how these ideas should be pitched.

Deadline for application is 25th April 2014.
For more information please visit www.chra.ie or email to info@chra.ie.
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The Irish Centre for Human Rights at the School of Law at NUI Galway is pleased to announce the details of its summer schools for 2014

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