Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights - Resolution of Conflicts Concerning Minorities
31 August - 9 September 2015
Deadline for application: 31 May 2015
Poznań Human Rights Center and Adam Mickiewicz University are pleased to announce the 24th edition of the Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights. This Summer Course has been organized since 1992. Meanwhile, it has become one of the most recognized human rights short-term courses held in Central and Eastern Europe. Up to present, the Course has educated more than 500 graduates acting actively in the domain of human rights.
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.
The Course is dedicated to activists in the field of human rights, NGO workers and volunteers, lawyers, researchers and advanced students from all over the world.
The Summer Course combines:
• a General Course on Human Rights: students have the opportunity to acquire profound and systematic knowledge of various aspects of the United Nations and European systems of the human rights protection
• a Specific Course on Resolution of Conflicts Concerning Minorities: the curriculum embraces lectures on the United Nations and European legal instruments, mechanisms and procedures serving the protection of minorities; it aims at gaining knowledge and developing skills in the addressed topic.
Who may apply?
The Course is dedicated to activists in the field of human rights, NGO workers and volunteers, lawyers, researchers and advanced students from all over the world. A law degree is not required, however all candidates must prove deep interest in human rights issues. Among all applications the group of 25-30 participants is selected.
The Courseconsists of approx. 60 hours of lectures and case-studies held in English. It has an academic profile but also aims to develop some practical skills. The curriculum focuses on human rights protection systems (UN, Council of Europe, EU, OSCE) and emerging challenges to human rights, such as protection of refugees. Special importance is attached to the protection of minorities, a problem of growing importance in both Europe and worldwide. Participants will inter alia examine cases of conflict resolution concerning national minorities and gain practical skills in this field.
Eminent professors and experts active in the field of human rights, who represent academia, parliamentary and governmental institutions, constitutional courts, international and regional organizations, diplomatic service and non-governmental organizations.
The organizers provide participants with accommodation in double rooms in a student hostel, meals (breakfast and lunch) and teaching materials.
Upon specific requests the registration fee may be reduced, subject to the availability of resources. In case of cancellation, the fee will be returned with a minor deduction (bank transfer costs).
How to apply
In order to apply, please send the following documents by e-mail:
• Application form
• Letter of recommendation
Deadline: 31 May 2015. Applicants who have been selected will be notified by 19 June 2015. The participation fee is due by 3 July 2015.
For any further information please contact Anna Połczyńska, Director of the Course.