MINELRES: Summer Course "The European System of Human Rights Protection", Europa-Universitat Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), 10 - 22 September 2007
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The Europa-Universitat Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany conducts a
Summer Course "The European System of Human Rights Protection"
10 - 22 September 2007
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Sponsored by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
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 supranational European systems and of specifically
European issues of human rights protection.It emphasises, therefore,
with important matters relevant to over forty European countries
with very diverse political, economic and social systems. The subject
matter 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 and the Organisation
for Security and Co-operation in Europe (Helsinki Accords), as well
human rights protection on the universal level of public international
law where especially relevant to Europe. 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 is 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 London Metropolitan
University and the Universities of Wales, at Aberystwyth (United
Kingdom), Lund (Sweden), Rotterdam (Netherlands), Rennes I (France),
Sevilla and Oviedo (Spain), Malta (Republic of Malta), Maribor
(Slovenia),Vienna and Salzburg (Austria), Potsdam (Germany) and the
Deutsches Rotes Kreuz e.V. and the German Institute for Human Rights.
The program in broad outline includes the following:
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.
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 from all countries of both Western and Eastern Europe and aims
to provide 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
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.
Young graduate participants from national and 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 (13 nights
- all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) throughout both weeks of the
program. In cases of demonstrated need (especially in the case of
students from Eastern Europe), 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Lehrstuhl fuer Oeffentliches Recht,
und oekonomische Analyse des Rechts
Grosse Scharrnstrasse 59
D-15230 Frankfurt (Oder)
Fax : +49/335/5534-2449
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