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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.

WEEK ONE

International Human Rights Law

DAY 1

TIMEPROGRAMFACILITATORSPROFILE
08:00-09:00 Registration and Tea
09:00-10:30Opening Ceremony and Keynote
Address
MR KOFI ANNAN/ CHIEF JUSTICE OF
GHANA / PRESIDENT OF AFRICAN
COURT
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:30Introduction to International
Human Rights Law and Universal
Declaration of Human Rights
PROF. D. MCGOLDRICKView Profile>>>
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30Philosophical Foundations and
Universality of Human Rights
DEAN OF UNIVERSITY OF GHANA,
SCHOOL OF LAW
15 :30 – 16 :30 Seminar 1- Cultural RelativismDR. NGOZI STEWARTView Profile>>>
Seminar 2 – Equality and Non -Discrimination

DAY 2

09:00-10:30 ICCPR PROF. D. MCGOLDRICKView Profile>>>
10:30-10:45Coffee Break
10:45-12:30 ICESCR PROF AOIFE NOLANView Profile>>>
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:30 Seminar 1 – Freedom of
Expression – Case studies for
Africa
PROF. DOMINIC MCGOLDRICK/ . DR
William . Edward. ADJEI
View Profile>>>
Seminar 2 – ESR with Little
Budgets
PROF AOIFE NOLANView Profile>>>

DAY 3

09:00-10 :30 Other UN Instruments – CEDAW
and CRC
PROF AOIFE NOLANView Profile>>>
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:30 UN Protection Mechanisms – TBs,
SRs and EU mechanisms
PROF DAVID THOR BJORGVINSSON
12:30-13:30Lunch
13:30-16:30 Seminar 1 – Working with UN
Treaty Bodies – for NGOs and
NHRIs
BENSON ULUGBUO (NIGERIA)
Seminar 2 – Working with UN
Treaty Bodies – for Government
Officials
AMBASSADOR ZÉNON MUKONGO
(DRC)

DAY 4

09:00-10:30 African Charter on Human and
People’s Rights
Mr. KWAKU AGYEMAN-BUDUView Profile>>>
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 African Commission and CourtV.REV FR. DR WILLIAM EDWARD ADJEIView Profile>>>
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:30 Seminar 1 – Accessing the African
Commission and Court – for
Lawyers
DR. NGOZI STEWARTView Profile>>>
Seminar 2 - Accessing the African
Commission and Court – for
NGOs
DR. KWADWO APPIAGYEI-ATUA

DAY 5

09:00-10:30 Civil Society – Human Rights
Defenders and NGOs / Shadow
Reporting
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:30NHRIs and Ombudsmen DR. EMILE SHORTView Profile>>>
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-1630 Seminar 1 – Challenges for HRD
and NGOs
V.REV FR. DR WILLIAM EDWARD
ADJEI/ Mr. KWAKU AGYEMAN-BUDU
View Profile>>>
Seminar 2 –The Burden of proof for acts of torture Dr Jeanne Mari- RetiefView Profile>>>

WEEK TWO

International Criminal Justice

DAY 1

PROFILE
TIMEPROGRAMFACILITATORS
09:00-10:30Introduction to ICJ Prof KUENYEHIA/ PROF OLYMPIA BEKOU
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:30Introduction to ICJ Continued PROF OLYMPIA BEKOUView Profile>>>
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:30Seminar 1 – Nuremberg to TokyoPROF OLYMPIA BEKOUView Profile>>>
15 :30 – 16 :30 Seminar 2 - Universal Jurisdiction PROF SANDESH SIVAKUMARANView Profile>>>

DAY 2

09:00-10:30 ICTY + ICTRPROF SANDESH SIVAKUMARAN
View Profile>>>
10:30-10:45Coffee Break
10:45-12:30 Other Internationalised TribunalsPROF SANDESH SIVAKUMARANView Profile>>>
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:30 Seminar 1 – Lessons from ICTR MAGALI MAISTRE/ BRAMMERTZ
Seminar 2 – Lessons from SCSL ALAIN WERNER
View Profile>>>

DAY 3

09:00-10 :30 ICC PROF OLYMPIA BEKOUView Profile>>>
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:30 ICC Continued PROF OLYMPIA BEKOUView Profile>>>
12:30-13:30Lunch
13:30-16:30 Seminar 1 – ICC and Africa PROF JALLOH
Seminar 2 – Civil Society and the
ICC
Dr Elise KEPLER / STEVE LAMONY
(DRC)

DAY 4

09:00-10:30 Genocide + CAHDR. EMILE SHORTView Profile>>>
10:30-10:45Coffee Break
11:00-12:30 War Crimes + AggressionPROF JALLOH / PROF KAI AMBOS
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:30 Seminar 1 – Sexual ViolenceDR MAGALI MAISTRE
Seminar 2 - Complementarity in
Practice
PROF OLYMPIA BEKOU
View Profile>>>

DAY 5

09:00-10:30 Individual Criminal Responsibility,
Immunities and Defences
PROF KAI AMBOS
10:30-10:45 Coffee Break
10:45-12:30ICJ and Transitional JusticeDR VALERIE
ARNOULD
View Profile>>>
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-15:00 Seminar 1 – Cooperation in Africa –
Case Study
PASCAL KAMBALE (OSISA)View Profile>>>
Seminar 2 – Victims and the ICC PROF GILBERT BITTIView Profile>>>
15 :00-16 :30 MOOT COURT COMPETITION