Professional Human Rights and International Criminal Law Course at the University of Ghana (UG), 3rd to 14th July 2017 Accra (Ghana)

Human Rights and International Criminal Law are indeed two sides of the same coin. Human Rights Law imposes civil obligations on states, whilst International Criminal Law sanctions individuals for serious and massive violations of human rights. Friends of the Law, Ghana and Club des Amis du Droit du Congo, in collaboration with the Human Rights Law Centre of the University of Nottingham (UK), the Faculty of Law of the University of Ghana, and other Ghanaian Universities as well as other international partners are pleased to launch an intensive course on Human Rights and International Criminal Law.

The summer course on Human Rights and International Criminal Law will provide an appropriate opportunity of training and continuous professional development for persons wishing to specialize in these fields.

The programme will provide valuable insight and contextual knowledge of the practical operation of Human Rights and International Criminal Law for participants who wish to pursue a career in academia, the legal profession, NGOs, international organisations and the Judiciary.

The course is composed of two main modules: IHRL and ICL, each lasting a week. Participants will be able to choose to attend either module or both. Each module will commence with introductory lectures to provide a firm foundation for all participants in the theoretical aspects. These lectures will be subsequently followed by workshops and seminars tailored to the specific interests of different categories of participants (activists, policy-makers, lawyers). The lectures will be delivered by internationally acclaimed academic experts in the subject area covered, while the workshops and seminars will be delivered by practitioners with corresponding professional backgrounds. The lectures will be open to all interested individuals, including university students and researchers. The workshops and seminars will provide further training in the practical application of the knowledge acquired through the lectures.