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Don’t miss these prestigious human rights summer schools

CC 2.0 ISCTE-IUL - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa
CC 2.0 ISCTE-IUL - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

Human Rights and Gender

This is a summer school hosted by the prestigious University of Utrecht’s Faculty of Law, and it takes place between July 11 and July 22. While only two weeks long, this course is both focused and highly involving. It deals with international human rights laws and, more specifically, how they interact with issues of gender. The tuition cost, including housing, is €1,300. While attending, students will be expected to complete six contact hours, two hours of readings per day, an exam, and a final paper of 2,500 words. This workload certainly isn’t light but it does pay off. Upon completion students will receive a Certificate of Attendance and 3.0 ETCS credits. Submissions must be received by June 17.

Summer School in Human Rights Litigation

This exciting opportunity, offered by the Open Society Justice Initiative and Central European University, takes place in Budapest from July 11 to July 15. The purpose of the program is to give students some of the knowledge and tools that are fundamental to the practice of human rights litigation. Students will be taught the best ways to approach legislation from both a practical and analytical standpoint. Being a lawyer is not necessary to apply, but to be eligible candidates must have at least three years of experience working in human rights litigation. The course fees are €300 plus accommodation. Bursaries are available for those who need it. Applications must be received by February 14, so don’t wait!

Self-Determination, Group Rights and Individual Rights

This course, which takes place at the idyllic John Cabot University in Rome, focuses primarily on the concept of the fundamental human rights of groups. What are the rights of the cultural collective, and how can we reconcile those with the rights of the individual? Those seeking to discuss these issues can do so amongst like-minded peers from July 6 to 10. Course fees and eligibility requirements are unspecified but interested applicants may inquire with the school directly or the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute. The deadline for applications is June 24.

Global Health & Human Rights

Geneva is the ultimate destination for anyone interested in studying human rights, and this summer school won’t disappoint. It takes place at the University of Geneva from June 27 and July 8, and will feature guest lecturers from WHO, UN-OHCHR, and others. The course is designed to look at human rights from a more health-based perspective, and upon completion students will receive 6 ECTS credits from the Faculty of Medicine at the U of G. Tuition for the course is 2,300 CHF, and applications will be received until May 1.

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