26 March 2015

Poznań Human Rights Center and Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznań (Poland)
Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights - Resolution of Conflicts Concerning Minorities
31 August - 9 September 2015
Deadline for application: 31 May 2015 








Poznań Human Rights Center and Adam Mickiewicz University are pleased to announce the 24th edition of the Summer Course on International Protection of Human Rights. This Summer Course has been organized since 1992. Meanwhile, it has become one of the most recognized human rights short-term courses held in Central and Eastern Europe. Up to present, the Course has educated more than 500 graduates acting actively in the domain of human rights.

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.

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.

25 March 2015

Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University
Summer Courses 2015 


The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies is a centre of Leiden University dedicated to research, teaching, and training in public international law. The Centre has activities that take place in Leiden as well as in The Hague. In The Hague, where the centre forms part of the Campus Den Haag, the Centre is in close proximity to important international legal institutions.

The Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies has been organizing unique and high-level summer courses for graduate students and young professionals since 2003. This Summer, the Centre if offering 7 courses.
Human Rights Watch, Brussels office
Internship in the International Justice Program, Fall 2015

Deadline for application: 31 March 2015


The International Justice (IJ) Program of Human Rights Watch (HRW) advises and operationalizes HRW’s activities on a range of issues relating to accountability in international criminal fora, devises strategies to obtain justice, and produces written materials to implement those strategies.

The IJ Program intern will primarily focus on monitoring international criminal law developments in targeted country situations and carrying out research on issues of international justice. Ideally, the intern would start mid-September and commit a minimum of three months, although six months is preferable.

24 March 2015

Huston School of Film & Digital Media and the Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway
10th Summer School in Cinema, Human Rights and Advocacy (CHRA)
18 - 27 June 2015

Deadline for application: 6 April 2015


Cinema and Human Rights and Advocacy (CHRA) is a training initiative offered by the Huston School of Film & Digital Media and the Irish Centre for Human Rights, part of the National University of Ireland, Galway and supported by the Open Society Foundations. This Summer School programme has for the last 9 years attracted young talented film makers and professionals from across the world who wish to engage in an exciting training course where ideas and projects are shared, developed and challenged by fellow participants and internationally acclaimed experts of film, television, photography and human rights.

The Summer School is led by Nick Danziger an internationally renowned practitioner in the field of human rights documentary making. The 10-day programme consists of eight teaching sessions, workshops and film screenings that combine human rights expertise and media studies. Sessions develop issues relating to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a History of Human Rights Cinema, Freedom of Expression and Censorship, the Use of Video in Human Rights Documentation and Advocacy, Producing Social Documentaries, the Role of Media in Period of Conflict and Production and Distribution of Human Rights Films. Each module is illustrated by film or documentary screenings.

Elements of the summer school include information on the fundamentals of human rights, how to raise awareness of human rights on camera, developing a project proposal and how these ideas should be pitched.

For detailed information, please visit the CHRA website.

23 March 2015

Viadrina European University, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Summer Course 'The European System of Human Rights Protection'
6 - 19 September 2015

Deadline for application: 31 May 2015 


This Summer Course will deal in detail specifically and exclusively with the European System for the protection of human rights. Although there are numerous summer courses and other special study programmes within Europe on human rights protection, this course concentrates on an integrated treatment of the various European systems and of specific European issues of human rights protection, that is, with important matters relevant to over forty European countries with diverse political, economic and social systems. The subject matter, therefore, includes human rights protection under the regimes of the Council of Europe (the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter), the European Community, the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (Helsinki Accords), as well as that on the universal level of public international. The treatment of the substantive regimes and their specific rights catalogues will be set against the background of the philosophical, historical, political, economic and sociological aspects of human rights, and include practical institutional matters such as complaint procedures as well as developments such as in the area of ‘New Rights’.
European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), Venice (Italy)
Training for International Electoral Observers
13 - 18 April 2015
Deadline for registration: 5 April 2015

Open and legitimate elections are the indispensable foundation for sustainable development and an effective democracy and actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. Support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missions. This requires skilled and trained observers.

19 March 2015

Chr. Michelsen Institute, Bergen (Norway)
Senior Researcher/Researcher on Global Health and Development

Deadline for application: 25 March 2015


Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) is an independent development research institute in Bergen, Norway, with around 70 staff members. It generates and communicates research-based knowledge relevant for fighting poverty, advancing human rights, and promoting sustainable social development. Its geographic orientation is towards Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Latin America. 

CMI seeks a dedicated senior researcher keen to take a leading role in advancing our research programme on Global Health and Development. Researchers with less experience but with an interest and talent to grow into such a role are also welcome to apply.

Leuphana University Lüneburg and the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform
New distance learning programme 'M.A. in Governance and Human Rights'

Deadline for application: 15 August 2015

The professional M.A. Governance and Human Rights (Magihr) is starting in October 2015 and is run by the Leuphana University Lüneburg and the Humboldt-Viadrina Governance Platform

Magihr is a two-year distance learning programme with 3 classroom sessions for 2 weeks each in Berlin. Students will learn to apply governance mechanisms and use good governance tools to establish and protect human rights. The programme is hands-on and project-based. Students will develop and work on their individual project in governance and human rights.

Students will be taught and supervised by outstanding and renowned international human rights academics, practitioners and experienced project coaches. The programme is entirely taught in English.

There will be an online information session on 29 April 15:00 (GTC +2, MEST).

Detailed information on Magihr can be found here.
Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London
Routledge Studentship

Deadline of application: 12 June 2015 


Routledge, the publisher of The Round Table: The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, has established an annual award to sponsor one student undertaking the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights  at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies each academic year, to mark The Round Table’s close connections with the Institute, and in particular to celebrate the achievements of Dr Peter Lyon, long-time editor of the journal and Reader in International Relations at the Institute. This award is worth £12.000.

In addition, the awardee will receive a 50% fee waiver, enabling them to use the studentship for maintenance costs. The total value of the award is therefore £18.750.

Please note that this award is available only to overseas rate-paying students.
Human Rights Consortium, School of Advanced Study, University of London
James Manor Bursary Scheme

Deadline for application: 1 May 2015 


Professor James Manor has been long associated with the Institute of Commonwealth Studies and had a pivotal role in founding the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. The Human Rights Consortium is honoured to be offering this bursary, which has been awarded since 2013-14, in recognition of his distinguished career.

Up to four bursaries, equal to 50% of the applicable tuition fee, will be available for students commencing study in October 2015 on the MA in Understanding and Securing Human Rights. Part-time students are eligible for this award, although the award is not automatically granted for each year of study, and awardees will need to re-apply for the award prior to their second year. The same deadline will be applicable to part-time students applying for the award.

12 March 2015

University of Iceland and Copenhagen University
PhD seminar: Methods of Human Rights Law Research
26 - 27 May 2015
Deadline for registration: 1 April 2015

 




The University of Iceland Human Rights Institute and iCourts, the Danish National Research Foundation´s Centre of Excellence for International Courts at Copenhagen University, invite all PhD students to attend a high-level seminar entitled 'Methods of Human Rights Law Research', which will be organized from 26 to 27 May 2015.

Irish Centre for Human Rights, National University of Ireland, Galway
International Criminal Court Summer School 2015
15 - 19 June 2015
Deadline for registration: 30 May 2015

The International Criminal Court Summer School 2015 organised by the Irish Centre for Human Rights comprises a series of intensive and interactive lectures over five days given by leading academics and legal professionals working at the International Criminal Court. Learn about the establishment of the Court, its structures, operations and applicable law.

The Summer School is suited to postgraduate students, legal professionals, journalists and staff of civil society or intergovernmental organisations.

This year's Summer School will include a special session on Palestine and the International Criminal Court.

Detailed information can be found on the Summer School website.

02 March 2015

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), Venice (Italy)
Training for International Electoral Observers
13 - 18 April 2015
Deadline for registration: 20 March 2015

Open and legitimate elections are the indispensable foundation for sustainable development and an effective democracy and actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. Support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missions. This requires skilled and trained observers.
Centre for Disability Law & Policy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland
International Disability Summer School Law 2015
22 - 26 June 2015

The purpose of this five-day International Disability Summer School is to equip participants with the insights and skills necessary to translate the generalities of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities into tangible reform for persons with disabilities. 

The core focus this year will be on Human Rights and Disability-Inclusive Development. The participants will include persons with disabilities, their families, civil society groups of persons with disabilities as well as advocates for disability law reform, lawyers, policy makers, policy analysts and others.

European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC), Venice (Italy)
European Master's Degree (E.MA) Programme Director

Deadline for application: 15 March 2015 


The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) is an interdisciplinary centre of excellence formed by 41 universities from all European Union Member States.

The EIUC is seeking a qualified individual for the position of E.MA Programme Director for the academic year 2015/2016. The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation is a one-year advanced master’s course aimed at preparing professionals to respond to the operational requirements of daily work in international organisations, field operations, governmental and non-governmental bodies, and academia.