07 March 2013

Human Rights Law Centre Summer School 2013 on the Rights of the Child
24 to 28 June 2013, Nottingham (UK)

The objective of this exciting programme is to consider issues concerning the rights of the child that are a matter of current legal, political and societal debate, both internationally and comparatively. These include violence against children, child participation, child poverty, and child rights monitoring and advocacy.

The Summer School will devote sessions to international and regional child rights law, including the work of the international courts and treaty monitoring bodies mandated to consider violations of the rights of the child.

The Summer School is a highly interactive event in which all participants will be encouraged to be fully involved. The training methods include Q and A and group exercises. The working language for the Summer School will be English. All participants receive an extensive electronic file of resource materials. The Summer School faculty are all highly experienced international experts on child rights, with backgrounds in advocacy, research and practice.
Members of the Summer School faculty for 2013 include:

• Professor Michael Freeman, Emeritus Professor of Law, University College London and Editor of International Journal of Children's Rights;

• Professor Ursula Kilkelly, Head of the Department of Law and Director of the Child Law Clinic, University College Cork; 

• Professor Laura Lundy, Director of the Children's Rights Centre, Queen's University, Belfast;

• Professor Dominic McGoldrick, Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham;

• Dr Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child of the African Union, and member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child;

• Ms Lisa Myers, Director of the NGO group for the Convention on the Rights of the Child, Geneva;

• Professor Aoife Nolan, Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham.

Fees and registration
The course fee is £1,000, which includes:
• Tuition
• Lunches and refreshments
• Course materials
• Accommodation (bed and breakfast)

For participants who do not require accommodation, the course fee is £750. There is a non-refundable deposit of £200 payable upon registration. The remaining balance is then to be paid in full by 31 May 2013.

Please follow this link to download the registration form.

Participants will need to meet their own travel costs and arrange visa and other UK entry requirements.

Contact details
For further information, please contact:
Miss Kobie Neita, Summer School administrator at +44 (0)115 846 6309 or hrlcsummerschool@nottingham.ac.uk.

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