26 January 2015

Spring School 2015 on Family Law in the European Legal Framework
30 March - 2 April 2015, Centre Européen de la Jeunesse
Deadline for registration: 15 December 2014

The International Institute of Human Rights, the Faculty of Political Sciences of Bologna (Italy) and the School of Higher Economics of Moscow (Russia) will organize in Strasbourg a Spring School dedicated to the theme 'Family Law in the European Legal Framework'. It is designed for professionals and advanced students. The sessions will be given in English and French, therefore participants should be fluent in both languages. The Spring School can be validated as continuous training.

€ 230 for lawyers and auditors. €250 for other participants.

Registration is online.

All information can be found here.
The Hague Summit on International Law & Human Rights
An Interdisciplinary Analysis of the Role of International Law in Promoting Human Rights
4-5 February 2015, International Court of Justice, The Hague

The year 2015, which will mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the United Nations and the creation of the UN International Court of Justice, represents the major transitions that have taken place in the development of global human rights towards a more equal and protected civil society. These powerful transitions have presented citizens with great opportunity to develop a just society based on the sincere and absolute protection of human rights.

The contemporary international law system, which encompasses a diverse collection of international accords, UN charters, agreements, treaties, protocols, tribunals, memorandums, and the legal precedents of the International Court of Justice (IJC), serves today as the primary pillar for the protection and the development of human rights globally.

In today’s globalized world, where billions of citizens are demanding the development and protection of basic human rights, the development of an effective functioning international law system is therefore of paramount importance. However, the realization of this demand, requires both universality and a greater magnitude of legislation together with the further development of legal procedures, in order to assure the implementation and further development of human rights globally.

19 January 2015

European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI), Brussels
Project Coordinator 'Human Rights of Older Persons and Long-term Care'
Deadline for application: 2 February 2015
The European Network of National Human Rights Institutions (ENNHRI) comprises National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) from across wider Europe. NHRIs are state funded institutions, independent of government, with a broad mandate to promote and protect human rights. They are accredited by reference to the UN Paris Principles. ENNHRI’s Permanent Secretariat is based in Brussels.

Since the beginning of January 2015, ENNHRI is coordinating a 2,5 year project on “Human Rights of Older Persons and Long-Term Care’ (the Project), with funding support from the European Commission (DG Employment). The Project aims to embed a human rights based approach in the long-term care of older persons in Europe, with an emphasis on residential care. The Project will be coordinated by the ENNHRI Secretariat, with support from an Advisory Group of experts in the field.

In this context, ENNHRI seeks a Project Coordinator to support the implementation of the Project.

09 January 2015

Human Rights Watch, Brussels
Spring/Summer Internship 'EU Advocacy'
Deadline for application: 18 January 2015

The Advocacy division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a full-time intern for the Brussels office. The intern will primarily focus on advocacy projects related to the EU Common Foreign and Security Policy/External Relations.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, monitoring the activities and policies of the European Union in the area of human rights; organizing and/or attending meetings; promoting HRW report findings; writing correspondences; conducting research; and some administrative tasks. The internship will start on 2 March and will last for a minimum of four to six months.
Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland Galway
International Criminal Court Summer School 2015
15-19 June 2015
Deadline for early bird registration: 31 March 2015

The annual International Criminal Court Summer School at the Irish Centre for Human Rights is the premiere summer school specializing on the International Criminal Court. The summer school allows participants the opportunity to attend a series of intensive lectures over five days. The lectures are given by leading academics on the subject and by legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. The summer school is attended by legal professionals, academics, postgraduate students and NGOs. Participants are provided with a detailed working knowledge of the establishment of the Court, its structures and operations, and the applicable law. Participants are also given the opportunity to network with the speakers throughout the week. Lectures also speak to related issues in international criminal law, including: genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity, the crime of aggression, universal jurisdiction, immunities, and the role of victims.

An early bird registration fee of €400 is available for delegates who register before 31 March 2015, with the fee for registrations after that date being €450. The registration fee includes all course materials, all lunches and refreshments, a social activity and a closing dinner. A limited number of scholarships are available. Please see the General Information section of our website for further information.

To register and for more information regarding the Summer School, please visit the 2015 ICCC Summer School website.
Should you have any queries, please email: iccsummerschool@gmail.com.
University College Roosevelt, The Netherlands
Summer School 2015 - 'Human Rights in Practice: Working in the Field'
29 June 2015 - 3 July 2015
Deadline for application: 1 April 2015

Are you interested in working in the international field of human rights? This week-long course will introduce advanced undergraduate students to what it means to work in organisations, institutions, networks and movements that defend and promote human rights. Students will interact with guest lecturers from NGOs, the UN and other inter-governmental agencies, law firms, and national human rights institutions. They will study areas such as human rights monitoring, advocacy and campaigning, grassroots organizing, humanitarian law and transitional justice. The course will culminate in a visit to The Hague to visit the International Criminal Court and other international criminal justice institutions.
Utrecht University, Faculty of Law, Economics and Governance (UU), The Netherlands
Summer School 2015 'Human Rights and Gender'
13 - 24 July 2015
Deadline for application: 19 June 2015

Have you ever wanted to know about human rights and gender? This intensive, two-week course focuses first on the theory and practice of international human rights law, more generally, and then delves into legal gender issues, more specifically, by examining, in a broad sense, gay, trans, intersex and cis perspectives. Building upon international human rights law as a basis, the course cuts across topical issues in legal disciplines such as international humanitarian law, international criminal law and refugee law. Participants will strengthen their skills to critically assess law and its (im)possibilities, while exploring current developments in the field.