Human Rights today: Foundations, challenges and opportunities
1 - 5 July 2019, CES | Lisbon
This summer school is led by a team of academics and practitioners and offers a perfect introduction for people who want to know more about Human Rights. The course will provide you with a good basic understanding of human rights through short and dynamic presentations, concrete case studies and lively discussions. It will examine specific thematic topics in human rights such as children’s rights and refugee rights. You will get a chance to meet public and not-for-profit organisations working to realise human rights.
The course will provide an overview of the philosophical and conceptual foundations of Human Rights, and an introduction to the main international and regional human rights instruments and monitoring mechanisms. It will address the current trends in Democracy and Elections, seeking to identify the main threats, with insights from the field. The course will also examine specific thematic areas such as children’s rights and refugee rights; and advocacy and communication strategies towards the realisation of human rights. The course will end with a discussion on current challenges, trends and opportunities facing human rights. This course will give you a unique opportunity to meet public and not-for-profit organisations working to protect and implement Human Rights. This course offers a balanced combination of a theoretical background and a practitioners’ approach, with concrete insights from the field.
Applicants must show an interest in human rights, but no specific degree is required for this summer course.
The course uses an interdisciplinary approach, being led by a team of academics and practitioners. It offers a perfect introduction for people who want to know more about Human Rights. It can be useful for researchers, professionals, and people seeking to work in the field, Human Rights activists, as well as civil servants, lawyers, members of the judiciary, policy-makers, and Human Rights practitioners in general.
€300 – until 30th April 2019.
€350 – from 1st May on.
What does the fee cover?
The fee includes all sessions, visits, coffee breaks and lunch on the first day.
A Certificate will be issued in English (and Portuguese, upon request).
If you are not based in Lisbon, the fee does not cover accommodation or transportation.
If you require an acceptance letter, in order to apply for funding or scholarships, please let us know, and we will process it shortly.
Three places in the course are reserved for people based in Portugal, passionate about Human Rights and with limited financial means. Send us an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why we should waive the fee for you. Deadline: May 31, 2019.