Northumbria University Summer Academy in Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice


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Global Issues in International Criminal Justice and their Impact on Peace & Security in the Modern World

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. 

Northumbria Summer Academy Poster

This is ideal for practitioners, academics, potential PhD and Masters students who are looking for invaluable ideas from practitioners and academics in law and criminology to help them formulate their research questions and proposals.


  • 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

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Key-Note Speaker: Prof William Schabas, Professor of International Law and Human Rights, Middlesex University/Leiden University

Judge Sir Howard Morrison, Trial Division, International Criminal Court

Judge Prof Wolfgang Schomburg, (2001-2008) International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia, Hon. Professor, Durham University

Judge Sir David Baragwanath, Appellate Judge and Former President of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

Prof Tim Wilson, Professor of Criminal Justice Policy, Northumbria University

Prof Phillip Weiner, Chief of the Legal Division in the Office of the Co-investigating Judges at the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia

Prof Mike Rowe, Professor of Criminology, Northumbria University

Prof Chrisje Brants, Professor of Criminal Law, Northumbria University

Prof Nigel South, Professor of Criminology, University of Essex

Prof Liz Campbell, Professor of Laws, Durham Univeristy

Mr Patrick Schneider, Rule of Law Adviser, European Union Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dr Mohamed Badar, Reader in Comparative and International Criminal Law and Islamic Law, Northumbria University

Dr Damien Short, Reader in Human Rights, University of London

Dr Tanya Wyatt, Reader in Criminology, Northumbria University

Dr Hakeem Yusuf, Reader in Global Legal Studies, University of Birmingham

Dr Mohamed El Zeidy, Legal Adviser, Pre-Trial Division, International Criminal Court

Mr Krmanj Othman, Member of KRG High Committee for the Recognition of Genocide against Yezidi Kurds and other minorities

Dr Elena Katselli, Senior Lecturer, Newcastle University

Dr Jamie Harding, Senior Lecturer in Research Methods, Northumbria University

Dr Patricia Hobbs, Lecturer in Law, Brunel University

Dr Michael Kearney, Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex

Dr Noelle Higgins, Senior Lecturer, Maynooth University

Dr Mohamed 'Arafa, Adjunct Professor of Islamic Law & Middle East-ern Legal Studies, Indiana University 


Registration is now open, places are limited and deadline for 'Early Bird' registration is 23 April 2017.

  • Northumbria Students & Alumni: £120 (Early Bird) £150 (after 23 April)
  • Non-Northumbria: £340 (Early Bird) £440 (after 23 April)

Acceptance letters will be sent out shortly after the deadline for application. Candidates not accepted for the course will be informed accordingly and their payment will be reimbursed by the Academy.

Dr Mohamed Badar, Prof Sue Farran, Dr Tanya Wyatt 

Northumbria Law School, Department of Social Sciences, Northumbria Centre for Evidence and Criminal Justice Studies, Environmental and Global Justice Research Cluster


Hotel accommodation options:

There is a good selection of hotels in Newcastle city centre to suit most budgets. Some recommended options can be found here.

University accommodation:

A limited number of rooms within Claude Gibb university accommodation have been secured for the duration of the event. These are available on a first come first serve basis here.

The accommodation is comfortable yet affordable at a rate of £40pp per night for bed & breakfast.

For more information of Claude Gibb accommodation click here.

Event Details

Northumbria University
Business & Law Building
City Campus East
Newcastle Upon Tyne


0191 227 4189

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