Summer Course 2019

Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights

“Gender in Law and Practice”

28th edition

19th – 28th  August 2019

Poznań, Poland

Summer Course 2019

The 2019 Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights is the 28th edition of the intensive human rights programme organized in Poznań, Poland. More than 500 graduates and professionals have attended the Course since 1992.

The Course consists of two parts: an introduction to universal and European systems of human rights protection, followed by a more detailed analysis of a specific thematic area.

As in last year, the focus is on gender in law and practice. This choice reflects current discussions in the field of human rights, and was inspired by feedback received from the Course alumni.

The 2019 edition maintains the highest academic standards, while strengthening policy-oriented approach. During “Expert sessions”, the Course participants will have many opportunities to learn from and network with professionals engaged in making gender equality a reality.

The Course combines theoretical and practice-oriented approaches to human rights. It gives a comprehensive and rigorous overview of instruments, jurisprudence, and procedures of international law. At the same time, it also equips participants with skills useful in research and practice of human rights protection.

The language of instruction is English. The Course consists of ca. 60 hours of lectures and case studies, convened by top human rights scholars, lawyers, civil servants, international organizations’ staffers, diplomats, and journalists.

The Course is aimed at graduates and students, doctoral candidates, lawyers, journalists, public officials, human rights activists and NGO workers. While previous qualification in law is not a prerequisite, candidates should demonstrate an interest in human rights issues and a good command of English in their application.

FEES

The Course fee is 350 euro and covers tuition and lunches.

The deadline for paying the fee is 30th June 2019. In the case of cancellation before 20th July 2019, the fee will be reimbursed with transfer costs reduced.

The fee does not cover accommodation and travel costs.

A list of recommended hotels and hostels in Poznań will be provided to participants.

A limited number of fee reductions are available for candidates who demonstrate financial needs. In order to be considered for a fee reduction, please include Fee_reduction_2019 in your application.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a filled Application form 2019, a letter of recommendation and curriculum vitae to phrc@man.poznan.pl by 31st May 2019.

Selected candidates will be notified by 15th June 2019.

The Course fee is due by 30th June 2019.

CONTACTS

Anna Hernandez-Połczyńska

The Summer Course Director

Poznań Human Rights Centre

The Institute of Law Studies 

of the Polish Academy of Sciences

phrc@man.poznan.pl

www.phrc.pl

INDICATIVE COSTS OF LIVING IN POZNAŃ

Accommodation

Hostel: a room in a dorm – 50,00-60,00 PLN per night

Hotel: single room – 120-150,00 PLN per night

Food

Poznań is a vibrant student city with many restaurants and canteens catering to all dietary requirements, including vegetarian and vegan.

Sandwich – 5,00 PLN

Cappuccino in a café – 10,00 PLN

Lunch – 20,00-25,00 PLN

Draft Programme

International Protection of Human Rights

  • Introduction to Human Rights (prof. Roman Wieruszewski, Poznań Human Rights Centre, Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences)
  • Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (prof. Zdzisław Kędzia, Faculty of Law and Administration, Adam Mickiewicz University)
  • Human Rights and the Rule of Law (prof. Hanna Suchocka, Faculty of Law and Administration, Adam Mickiewicz University, tbc)
  • Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (dr Elżbieta Mikos-Skuza, Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, tbc)
  • Human Rights and the role of NHRI (dr Adam Bodnar, Commissioner for Human Rights of Poland)
  • Journalism and Human Rights: Reflections of a Practitioner (Konstanty Gebert, Journalist and Writer)

 

Human Rights in Gender Perspective – current and emerging challenges

  • Sex, gender and human rights – introduction (dr Katarzyna Sękowska-Kozłowska, Poznań Human Rights Centre, Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences )
  • Violence against Women (tbc)
  • Race&Gender – intersectional discrimination (dr Aleksandra Gliszczyńska-Grabias, Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences )
  • Gender and Refugees (Maria Pamuła, UNHCR, tbc)
  • Women’s rights and Islamophobia in Europe (dr Monika Bobako, Adam Mickiewicz University)
  • Islam and gender. A challenge of Islamic feminism (dr Monika Bobako, Adam Mickiewicz University)
  • Protection of LGBT Persons in Theory and Practice (tbc)

 

Law, gender and action

  • How to do gender politics on a local level – session with dr Marta Mazurek, member of the Poznań City Council, former Plenipotentiary for Counteracting Exclusion by the President of the Poznań City
  • How to do gender politics on the European level – session with dr Agnieszka Kozłowska-Rajewicz, member of the European Parliament, former Government Plenipotentiary for Equal Treatment of Poland
  • Case study (dr Anna Hernandez-Połczyńska, Poznań Human Rights Centre, Institute of Law Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences  )

Summer Course

The Poznań Human Rights Centre has organized an annual Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights since 1992. The Course consists of two parts: an introduction to the Universal and European systems of human rights protection; followed by a more detailed analysis of a specific thematic area. The previous editions focused on such issues as the protection of minorities, refugees and migrants in international human rights law, and gender in law and practice. The Course is aimed at students, doctoral candidates, lawyers, journalists, public officials, human rights activists, and NGO workers. The lectures are delivered by top human rights scholars, lawyers, civil servants, international organizations’ staffers, diplomats, and journalists. The language of instruction is English.
The Course is co-organized by the Faculty of Law and Administration, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, and is co-financed by the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights & Democratisation.

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