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5 Exciting Human Rights Summer Schools


Summer School on Migration and Human Rights
logo_unicri_webUNIERI is holding a Summer School on Migration and Human Rights in Rome, Italy. The participants will have the opportunity to learn from experts, interact with peers, and build relationships. The summer school includes dynamic case studies, practical exercises, and theoretical discussions. Candidates must have at least a three-year degree in a relevant field. Proficiency in English is required. The deadline to apply for this opportunity is June 28, 2016.

“In this unique learning environment, participants will have the opportunity to interact with international recognized experts, meet peers and build lasting professional relationships with young professionals and students from all over the world. This intense experience fosters intercultural dialogue and promotes a deeper understanding of some of the world’s most complex and debated issues.”


Summer School on Human Rights And Gender
logo_ussUtrecht University is inviting applicants for a two week long Summer School on Human Rights and Gender in the Netherlands. The participants ideally already have obtained a Bachelor level degree, but the course is available to any student with an interest in human rights and gender related issues. The course will cost € 1300 with housing included. The deadline to register is June 17, 2016.

Human Rights And Transitional Justice
WT_logo_Grotius_Centre_Summer_Schools(1)The Grotius Career Summer School is inviting law students who have finished at least three years of their degree to apply to this human rights summer school. Classes will cover topics like gender narratives, reparation policies, gender politics, gender justice and violence against boys and men. All courses will be taught in English. The deadline to apply for this course is June 1, 2016, but applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. The tuition fee is € 900 and includes lunches and refreshments on class days, course materials, field trips to international institutions in The Hague, a welcome dinner and a farewell dinner at the beach. Accomodation is not included in the course fee. Certificates are available at the end of the course.

“This summer school explores how different institutional approaches, bodies of law and school of thoughts shape gender discourses and conceptions. It pays particular attention to the framing and implications of international criminal justice on gender discourses. It studies newly emerging approaches towards gender justice in different fields, such as peace settlements, international jurisprudence, fact-finding and reparation practices, as well as violence against boys and men.”


International Criminal Court Summer School
default_conf_logoThe International Criminal Court Summer School is looking for criminal law students to attend the 2016 five day course in Ireland. The International Criminal Court summer school will aim to produce comprehensive knowledge of international criminal court systems. The registration fee is €450 and covers conference materials and food. All classes will be taught in English. Deadline to apply is June 10, 2016. Interested students should apply before the deadline date, in the case of cancellations. All non-EU citizens will be expected to obtain a work visa before the date of June 17.

“The ICC Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway is the premier summer school on the International Criminal Court. The summer school takes place over five days and includes intensive lectures by leading specialists on the subject as well as social activities. This interactive and stimulating course is suited to postgraduate students, legal professionals, scholars and NGO workers. Participants are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its structures and operations, and the applicable law. Lectures also speak to related issues in international criminal law, including: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, the crime of aggression, jurisdiction, fair trial rights, and the rules of procedure and evidence.”


Refugees And Migrants In International Human Rights Law
The Poznan Human Rights Centre is holding a summer course about Refugees and Migrants in International Human Law in Poland. Students will receive insights about Europe’s and the United Nations’ effort towards protecting refugees and migrants. Applicants must proof deep interest the related field with a passion for human rights, but no degree is required for this summer course. This year, it will focus on legal aspects of the situation of refugees and migrants – the problem of growing importance in both Europe and worldwide. The course language is English. The fee for this course including accommodation is € 400. Register for this course before May 31, 2016. Only 25 to 30 applicants will be accepted.

“The main purpose of the Course is to educate people in human rights at the academic level and help them to develop skills to act in the human rights field. It offers the opportunity to acquire profound and systematic knowledge of the United Nations and European legal instruments, mechanisms and procedures serving the protection of refugees and migrants.”



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