MINELRES: CfA: Summer School "The European System of Human Rights Protection"

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Sat Feb 16 11:23:12 2008

Original sender: jursok <jursok@euv-frankfurt-o.de>

Dear colleagues, 
The Europa-Universitat Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Germany conducts the
10th Summer Course "The European System of Human Rights Protection" 
7 - 20 September 2008
Europa-Universitat Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Faculty of Law

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 European systems and of specifically European issues of
human rights protection. It emphasises, therefore, with important
matters relevant to 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 (Spain), Malta
(Republic of Malta), Maribor (Slovenia),Vienna and Salzburg (Austria),
the German Red Cross 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
other regions of the world 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 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. 

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; 
- all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner). 

In cases of demonstrated need (especially in the case of students from
Eastern Europe), a small scholarship may be provided (subject to funding
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

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

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