Course Information

Summer Course

Refugees and Migrants in International Human Rights Law”

25th edition

22nd – 31st of August 2016, Poznań (Poland)

Summer Course “Refugees and Migrants in International Human Rights Law” is the 25th edition of the human rights courses organized in Poznań since 1992. Till present, the Course has educated more than 500 graduates acting in the domain of human rights. In previous editions, the programme included lectures on the systems of the human rights protection and the protection of minorities. This year, it will focus on legal aspects of the situation of refugees and migrants – the problem of growing importance in both Europe and worldwide. We strongly encourage also participants from previous editions of the course to apply.


Aim: The main purpose of the Course is to educate people in human rights at the academic level and help them to develop skills to act in the human rights field. It offers the opportunity to acquire profound and systematic knowledge of the United Nations and European legal instruments, mechanisms and procedures serving the protection of refugees and migrants.

Who may apply: The Course is dedicated to activists in the field of human rights, NGO workers and volunteers, lawyers, researchers and advanced students from all over the world. A law degree is not required, however all candidates must prove deep interest in human rights issues. Among all applications the group of 25-30 participants is selected.

Programme: The Course consists of approx. 60 hours of lectures and case-studies held in English. It has an academic profile but also aims to develop some practical skills. The curriculum focuses on the status of refugees and migrants in human rights protection systems (UN, Council of Europe, EU).

The Faculty: Eminent professors and experts active in the field of human rights, who represent academia, parliamentary and governmental institutions, constitutional courts, international and regional organizations, diplomatic service and non-governmental organizations.


Participation fee: 400€ (accommodation included) or 300€ (no accommodation).

Organizers provide participants with accommodation in double rooms in a student hostel.

Both fees include meals (breakfast and lunch) and teaching materials.

Upon specific requests the registration fee may be reduced, subject to the availability of resources.

In case of resignation the fee will be returned with minor reduction (bank transfer costs).


In order to apply, please send following documents by e-mail:


Deadline: 31st of May 2016.

Applicants who have been selected will be notified by 10th June 2016.

Participation fee will be due on 24th June 2016.


For any further information please contact Anna Połczyńska (by e-mail: Director of the Course.


Information (PDF): Course 2016