MINELRES: European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder) Summer Course 2005 of Human Rights Protection

MINELRES moderator minelres@lists.microlink.lv
Fri Feb 18 16:35:50 2005

Original sender: Hiwi Rowe <jursok@euv-ffo.de>

Dear colleagues,

hereby I would like to inform you, that the European University Viadrina
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, carries out its 

7th Summer Course
The European System of Human Rights Protection
05 - 16 September 2005
Europa-Universitat Viadrina
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany

This Summer Course, held in English, will deal in detail specifically
with the European system of human rights protection. Although there are
numerous summer courses and other special study programs within Europe
on human rights protection, this course provides an integrated treatment
of the various supra-national European systems and of specifically
European issues of human rights protection, that is, with important
matters relevant to over forty European countries with very diverse
political, economic and social systems. The subject matter, therefore,
includes human rights protection within the regimes of the Council of
Europe (the European Convention of Human Rights and the European Social
Charter), the European Community, the Organisation for Security and
Co-operation in Europe (Helsinki Accords), as well on the universal
level of public international law where relevant. The treatment of the
substantive regimes and their specific rights catalogues is set against
the background of a consideration of the philosophical, historical,
political, economic and sociological aspects of human rights, and
includes practical institutional matters such as complaint procedures as
well as developments such as the so-called 'New Rights'. Practical and
contemporary issues, such as the protection of human rights in
situations of war or civil disorder, will also be addressed. 

This comprehensive course has been organised by and will be presented by
a dedicated group of experienced and experts teachers from universities
in eleven European countries, co-ordinated by the Viadrina European
University Frankfurt (Oder) (Germany). The other participants are the
Universities of Lund (Sweden), Oviedo (Spain), Utrecht (Netherlands),
Turku (Finland), Aberystwyth (United Kingdom), Rennes I (France),
Uppsala (Sweden), Lublin (Poland), Maribor (Slovenia), Eotvos Lorand
Budapest (Hungary) and Salzburg (Austria).

The program in broad outline includes the following:

Part I: General and Institutional Issues:- overview of regimes and
institutions; philosophical, conceptual, sociological and historical
aspects; issues of national implementation; control procedures; the role
of non-governmental organisations. 

Part II: Substantive Human Rights:- civil and political rights; the
right to work; the rights to health and to development; the right to
self-determination and minority protection; non- discrimination;
migration and refugees.

This course is designed for advanced undergraduate students or recent
graduates and aims at providing them with an opportunity to expand their
knowledge of human rights law and policy within the transnational
European context. Participants are expected to attend for the whole
duration of the program.

Participating students must: 

- have a good working knowledge of English; 

- be at an advanced stage of their studies or recent graduates; 

- have at least a basic understanding of public international law. 

Participants from international organisations or NGOs are also welcome.

The total fee for the program is 420 EURO. This charge includes: 

- full tuition costs; 

- accommodation for full period of the program (12 nights

- all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) Monday-Friday throughout both
weeks of the program. 

In cases of demonstrated need (especially in the case of students from
Eastern European  Universities), a small scholarship may be provided
(subject to funding availability). Further details can be obtained on
request by e-mail or fax.

For more information please refer first to our homepage:

To contact the course administration for information not available on
the homepage, please email to: jursok@euv-frankfurt-o.de 


Yours sincerely


Roksana Wereszka

Lehrstuhl fuer Oeffentliches Recht,
Verwaltungsrecht, Umweltrecht,
Kommunalrecht, Rechtsvergleichung
und oekonomische Analyse des Rechts
Europa-Universitaet Viadrina
Grosse Scharrnstrasse 59
D-15230 Frankfurt (Oder)
Tel.: +49/335/5534-2412 
Fax : +49/335/5534-2449