Summer Schools

 The Irish Centre for Human Rights offers a summer school programme on the International Criminal Court and jointly runs a summer programme with the New England School of Law.

International Criminal Court

The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premier summer school specialising 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 as well as by legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. The interactive and stimulating course is particularly suited to postgraduate students, legal professionals, scholars, and NGO workers. Participants are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its structures and operations, and the applicable law. Lectures also speak to related issues in international criminal law, including: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, the crime of aggression, jurisdiction, fair trial rights, and the rules of procedure and evidence.

New England School of Law Summer Program

Every year since 2001, the Irish Centre for Human Rights has hosted a five-week-long summer programme in international human rights offered by a consortium of universities in the United States and led by the New England School of Law, Boston. As well as providing a venue for the programme, several members of the Centre’s faculty also deliver courses for the programme that are credited towards American Bar Association approved law degrees. Approximately 50 students from United States law schools attend the programme each year.