31 May 2016

Dejustica & Global School on Socioeconomic Rights
Intensive Course on Social Rights 2016 – Latin-America in the Global Context Bogota - Colombia
24-28 October 2016

Deadline for application: 24 July 2016

This exciting course, organized by the Center for Law, Justice and Society (Dejusticia) and the Global School of Social Rights, offers advanced training in litigation, research, law and innovative strategies for implementing social rights. The training will be guided by academics and jurists who are recognized in Latin America and other regions, providing conceptual, doctrinal and socio-legal tools to understand and promote the implementation of social and economic rights nationally, regionally and globally. The course is part of the series of the Global School of Social Rights, which is held in different regions of the world. The course will be taught in Spanish and will include plenary sessions, discussions in small groups based on the interests of students, and a simulation exercise. It is aimed at graduate students, activists, litigants, academics, judges and public policy makers.

Registration fee
The registration fee is $800 USD per participant, which includes the cost of registration, course materials and coffee, a welcome dinner and a farewell event. Participants are responsible for any other expenses. Once your participation in the course has been con_rmed, registration fees must be paid by August 31, 2016. After this date, participants who have paid, but for some reason can no longer participate, can apply for a refund. All refund requests will be charged a $100 USD administrative handling fee.

There are 10 partial scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, travel, and or stay. Applicants who wish to be considered for these scholarships must submit a letter of recommendation and indicate the reasons for requiring financial assistance. Scholarships will be prioritized for applicants from Latin America, Africa and Southeast Asia with experience in social activism and community work.

26 May 2016

University of Barcelona and Middlesex University
Summer Course 'The refugee crisis and the EU's response - Context management and challenges'
18 - 22 July 2016
Deadline for application: 15 July 2016

The Summer Course is a joint effort of the University of Barcelona and the Middlesex University and will take place in Barcelona. The course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the current refugee crisis , which will be examined from a range of disciplinary perspectives including law, sociology and political science.

Classes will be given by professors and professionals in the field of refugee, asylum and migration from different European universities and organizations and will be complemented by practical exercises, debates and research work. All classes will be in English. At the end of the course, participants will be asked to write a report and will receive a certificate of participation.

Human Rights Law Centre, University of Nottingham
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.
Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya (IDHC)
Introduction to International Protection of Human Rights
1 June - 12 June 2016 and 13 - 24 June 2016 

Institut de Drets Humans de Catalunya (IDHC) has developed the course 'Introduction to International Protection of Human Rights'. It is a virtual course taught in English about the internationalization of human rights and the main systems of protection at the international level.

10 May 2016

L'Université de Strasbourg
Ecole d'été 'Le secret'
29 août - 2 septembre 2016
Appel à candidatures jusqu'au 15 juin 2016

La Faculté de droit, la Fédération de Recherche L’Europe en mutation et l’Ecole doctorale 101 de l’Université de Strasbourg organisent du 29 août au 2 septembre 2016 une école d’été sur le thème 'Le secret'.

Alors que le secret apparaît protecteur dans la sphère privée, il est contesté dans la sphère publique. La transparence est aujourd’hui considérée comme une vertu cardinale des sociétés démocratiques, y compris dans le domaine du droit dans lequel apparaissent des exigences relatives à l’obligation de transparence opposées aux autorités publiques. Le secret est de plus en plus souvent traité comme une dissimulation néfaste ou suspecte, quand bien même il pourrait être légitime et nécessaire à la protection d’intérêts fondamentaux.