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Northumbria University Summer Academy in Contemporary Challenges to International Criminal Justice


Northumbria University

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. 

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 closed.

  • Northumbria Students & Alumni: £150 
  • Non-Northumbria: £440

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


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.

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