Call for Applications: Challenges to International Criminal Justice Summer Academy Northumbria University, Newcastle 12-16 June 2017

Northumbria Law School is pleased to announce its 1st Summer Academy on Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice(Law & Criminology) will take place in Northumbria University, Newcastle from 12-16 June 2017.

This novel summer academy provides a unique opportunity for participants to acquire in-depth knowledge on the most pressing issues facing the international criminal justice system from the leading scholars and practitioners in the field. Speakers will share their expertise and experience on a varied range of topics to encourage and inspire postgraduate research in law and criminology.

 The themes of the summer academy are:

  • Challenges to international criminal justice and the future of the International Criminal Court
  • Challenges to international cooperation in fighting transnational and international crimes
  • Challenges in prosecuting terrorism and religiously motivated violence
  • Challenges in ensuring effective redress for victims in post-conflict situations
  • Ecocide as a challenge to justice and security
  • Rule of law reform in post conflict countries

The list of distinguished speakers:

Professor William Schabas (Middlesex University/Leiden University)  Judge Howard Morrison (International Criminal Court) Judge Professor Wolfgang Schomburg (International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia 2001-2008, Durham University)  Judge David Baragwanath (Special Tribunal for Lebanon)  Judge Professor Philip Weiner (Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia) Professor Roger S. Clark (Rutgers Law School) Mr Karim A.A. Khan, QC (Temple Garden Chambers, International Defence and Victims Counsel & former Prosecutor) Dr. Rod Rastan (Legal Adviser, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Court)  Professor Tim Wilson (Northumbria University) – Professor Roger Clark (Rutgers Law School)  Dr. Mohamed El Zeidy (Legal Officer, Pre-Trial Chamber II, International Criminal Court) Dr. Tanya Wyatt (Northumbria University) Dr. Noelle Higgins (Maynooth University)  Professor Michael Rowe (Northumbria University)  Mr. Patrick Schneider (EU Office of the Special Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina) Dr. Michael Kearney (Sussex University)  Mr. Krmanj Othman (KRG High Committee for the Recognition of Genocide against Yezidi Kurds and other minorities) ­ Dr. Patricia Hobbs (Brunel University) – Dr. Hakeem Yusuf (University Birmingham) Dr. Elena Katseli (Newcastle University)  Dr. Jamie Harding (Northumbria University) – Dr. Ibrahim Shaw (Northumbria University)  Professor Nigel South (University of Essex) Dr. Damien Short (University of London) Professor Chrisje Brants (Northumbria University) Professor Liz Campbell (Durham University) – Dr. Mohamed ‘Arafa (Indiana University) – Ms. Gemma Davies (Northumbria University) – Dr. David McGrogan (Northumbria University).

This event is a wonderful opportunity for international lawyers, legal interns, academics, and present and future postgraduate students to meet eminent scholars and practitioners in the field of international criminal justice as well as like-minded colleagues from all over the world.

For further information and to register please visit www.northumbria.ac.uk/about-us/news-events/events/2017/06/northumbria-university-summer-academy-in-contemporary-challenges-to-international-criminal-justice/ or email amina.adanan@northumbria.ac.uk. Participants may register to attend individual sessions or the whole event. Please note that places are limited and the deadline for ‘early bird’ registration is Monday 17 April 2017.

Call for Applications: Challenges to International Criminal Justice Summer Academy Northumbria University, Newcastle 12-16 June 2017

Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair

UU TJIThe Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), Ulster University  is delighted to announce 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.

The leaflet includes a programme outline and application details, which can be found here.

Gendering the Practices of Post-Conflict Resolution: Investigations, Reparations and Communal Repair

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.
You can also follow our FB page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Summer-School-in-Cinema-Human-Rights-and-Advocacy/128962737217375

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

Reflections on the 4th International Disability Law Summer School

Last week, the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUIG hosted its 4th international summer school on the topic of ‘The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: How to Use It’ (see here for programme). Podcasts of the various seminars given at the summer school will be uploaded to the CDLP website in the coming days for anyone who is interested, but at this point I wanted to provide some of my own personal reflections on the new ideas and theories presented at the summer school and how these might shape current trends in international and comparative disability law. I’ve chosen to focus on three seminars – led by Jerome Bickenbach on transformative values, Michael Bach on legal capacity and personhood and Theresia Degener on intersectionality, identity and discrimination  – but the full range of videos of the presentations can be viewed (here) for those interested. Continue reading “Reflections on the 4th International Disability Law Summer School”

Reflections on the 4th International Disability Law Summer School

Minority Rights Summer School, NUI Galway, 13-17 June

The tenth annual Minority Rights & Indigenous Peoples Summer School will take place from June 13-17, 2011, at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway. This highly acclaimed course gives an overview of the legal, political and philosophical issues pertaining to international human rights law and its relationship to minority rights and the rights of indigenous peoples. In addition, each year it gives a more in-depth perspective on a particular theme, which this year is religion.

Minorities and Religion

Religion has a fraught relationship with minority and human rights standards, being perceived at once as a right and a cause of the denial of rights. The theme of this year’s school highlights religion in contemporary minority rights discourse, focussing on issues such as: religious minorities, religion and international institutions, Islam in Europe, caste, indigenous peoples and spiritual beliefs, women and religion, genocide and defamation of religion.

The list of speakers and registration details can be seen here. It promises to be a lively and engaging course, and a unique opportunity to hear a range of insights on this fascinating and complex area.

Minority Rights Summer School, NUI Galway, 13-17 June

Centre for Disability Law & Policy NUI Galway & Harvard Law School Project on Disability to Hold Summer School in June

The Centre for Disability Law & Policy and the Harvard Law School Project on Disability will hold a six-day Summer School from 6 – 11 June in Galway.  Information on how to register for the Summer School is available here.   The Summer School aims to equip participants with the insights and skills necessary to translate the generalities of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into tangible reform for persons with disabilities.   The participants will include persons with disabilities, their families, civil society groups of persons with disabilities as well as advocates for disability law reform, lawyers, policy makers and policy analysts and others.   The Faculty includes senior academics, practitioners and policy makers from around the world who have been directly and actively engaged in drafting and implementing the Convention and includes Human Rights in Ireland’s Dr Eilionoir Flynn.  The Faculty also includes Professor Michael Stein (Harvard Law School Project on Disability), Professor Gerard Quinn (NUI Galway, Ireland), Michael Bach (Inclusion International), Eric Rosenthal (Disability Rights International), Andrea Coomber (Interights, London), Gauthier de Beco (Associate Researcher at University of Louvain), Christian Courtis, (Office of the UN High Commission for Human Rights), Sir Michael Wood Continue reading “Centre for Disability Law & Policy NUI Galway & Harvard Law School Project on Disability to Hold Summer School in June”

Centre for Disability Law & Policy NUI Galway & Harvard Law School Project on Disability to Hold Summer School in June

Transitional Justice Institute-Summer School 2010

Summer School on Transitional Justice 2010

Gender, Conflict and Transition

7-11 June 2010, Magee campus

The Transitional Justice Institute is pleased to announce its 3rd annual Summer School on Transitional Justice: Gender, Conflict and Transition.

The Summer School will be held from 7-11th June 2010 at the Magee Campus of the University of Ulster. The Summer School is a week long residential course, consisting of a series of interactive lectures, workshops and roundtable discussions which this year will address the theme of gender and transitional justice.

The summer school is open to anyone with an interest in Transitional Justice. Previous courses have attracted participants from a wide range of international and non-governmental organisations, as well as from universities and government Ministries. These have included participants from Amnesty International; the United Nations, and the OSCE, as well as students from a range of European universities and participants from locally based NGOs such as the Citizens Advice Bureau. This range of participants contributes significantly to the calibre of debate at the summer school, as the wide range of experience and perspective represented pushes the boundaries of received knowledge. Continue reading “Transitional Justice Institute-Summer School 2010”

Transitional Justice Institute-Summer School 2010