Course Information

Summer Course

Refugees and Migrants in International Human Rights Law”

26th edition

3rd – 12th of July 2017, Poznań (Poland)


The 26th Summer Course “Refugees and Migrants in International Human Rights Law” is the 2017 edition of an intensive human rights program organized in Poznań, Poland since 1992. More than 500 graduates and professionals in human rights have attended the Course so far. This year’s edition focuses on legal aspects of the situation of refugees and migrants in European and global perspectives.

The Course combines theoretical and practice-oriented approaches to human rights. First, it presents a comprehensive and rigorous overview of instruments, mechanisms, and procedures of international law serving the protection of rights of refugees and migrants (UN, Council of Europe, EU systems). Second, it equips participants with skills useful in the practice of human rights protection and research.

The language of instruction is English. The Course consists of 60 hours of lectures and case teaching conducted by top human rights scholars, lawyers, civil servants, international organizations staffers and diplomats.


The Course is aimed at young professionals and advanced students. While previous qualification in law is not a prerequisite, candidates should demonstrate an interest in human rights issues and a good command of English.


The participation fee of 300 euros includes the course, course materials and lunches. The fee is payable by 15th May 2017. In case of cancellation, fee transfer costs are reduced.

Please note that accommodation is not included in the Course fee and should be arranged by participants. The Course organizers’ provide a list of recommended hotels and hostels in Poznań.

Fee reductions are granted to candidates exceptionally on basis of proved financial need and quality of the application. If you wish to apply for fee reduction please include Fee Reduction Form in your application package.


Please send a filled Application form, one letter of recommendation and curriculum vitae to by 23rd April 2017.

Selected candidates will be notified by 30th April 2017.

The Course fee is due by 15th May 2017.



Anna Połczyńska

Summer Course Director

Poznań Human Rights Centre

Institute of Law Studies

Polish Academy of Sciences




Hostel: a room in a dorm – 40-50,00 PLN per night

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



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


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