The Summer School of Human Rights 2017

The overall aim of the Summer School is to improve human rights learning capacity of the education institutions in the Ural region of the Russian Federation and beyond, expand the Human Rights Masters Programs across Russia and foster exchange on human rights education between and within the regions.

Considering the UN Human rights campaign  #standup4humanrights, the Summer school will be geared towards promoting and raising awareness of the rights of vulnerable groups, on protecting their rights in line with international law and securing their respect, non-discrimination and inclusion.

Special attention will be given to universal mechanisms including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the International Covenant on Economic Social and Cultural Rights, the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Refugee Convention and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

The Summer School agenda is designed to combine theory and practical workshops by involving both academia and practitioners from the field. The emphasis on the practical dimension will contribute to building skills of students in the field of human rights promotion and protection and bridge the gap between theory and real world.  The Summer School agenda will contain the Moot Court illustrating the direct impact of human rights on the law system and the work of judges.

The lecturers of the Summer School will include the experts involved in the work of UN mechanisms, the representatives of Ombudsman’s offices, the Consortium university professors, the representatives of the European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratization (EIUC), prominent Russian human rights activists and representatives of non-governmental organizations. The Summer school will represent a unique opportunity for students and young professionals in the field of human rights to interact with academics, international experts and practitioners and to enhance their professional networking.

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