Summer School 2016 - The Rights of the Child
27 June-1 July 2016
Deadline for application: 1 June 2016
The objective of this exciting programme organised by the Human Rights Law Centre of the University of Nottingham is to consider issues concerning the rights of the child that are a matter of current legal, political and societal attention, both internationally and comparatively. These include violence against children, refugee children, child participation, child poverty, business and children's rights, and child rights monitoring and advocacy.
The Summer School will examine 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 strongly participatory. The training methods include Q and A and group exercises. The working language for the Summer School is English. All participants will receive an extensive electronic file of resource materials. The Summer School faculty for 2016 are all highly experienced international experts on child rights, with backgrounds in advocacy, research and practice.
The Summer School faculty for 2016 include:
• Dr Benyam Dawit Mezmur, Chairperson of the African Committee of Experts on the Rights and Welfare of the Child of the African Union, and Chairperson of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child
• Dr Jason Pobjoy, Research Associate, Refugee Law Centre, University of Oxford, and Barrister, Blackstone Chambers, London
• Professor Laura Lundy, Director of the Children's Rights Centre, Queen's University, Belfast
• Lisa Myers, Consultant, former Director of Child Rights Connect
• Professor Matthew Happold, Professor of Public International Law, University of Luxembourg
• Dr Najat M’jid, former UN Special Rapporteur on the sale of children, child prostitution and child pornography and International child rights expert
• Patrick Geary, Children's Rights & Business Specialist, United Nations (UNICEF) Geneva
• Professor Ralph Sandland, Professor of Law and Difference, University of Nottingham
• Veronica Yates, Director, Child Rights International Network (CRIN).
The Summer School in 2016 will be led by Professor Aoife Nolan, Professor of International Human Rights Law, University of Nottingham and Academic Lead of the University's Children and Childhood Network.
Download the Summer School programme.
Fees and registration
The course fee is £1,000, which includes:
• 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 £200.00 payable upon registration. Please download the registration form and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for registration and payment of remaining fees is 1 June 2016.
Participants are required to meet their own travel costs and arrange visa and other UK entry requirements.
- Announcement on the Human Rights Law Centre website.