2017 geneva summer school

The International Institute for the Rights of the Child (IDE) and the Centre for Children's Rights Studies (CCR - UNIGE) have the great pleasure to announce the launch of the Summer School 2017 "Children at the heart of human rights". This training in English will take place at the University of Geneva from 6 June to 16 June, 2017.

This Summer School is a unique opportunity for students and young professionals to work side by side with leading experts in a dynamic scientific interdisciplinary environment. It is the perfect preparation for those students interested in children's rights and international human rights organizations.

The course is shaped to bring out the best of current issues in the international debate on children's rights studies and policies. It will examine with an interdisciplinary perspective, different international legal instruments such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other human rights treaties and standard-setting instruments The programme is characterized by:

  • the interplay between theory and practice in the field of children's rights,
  • the international perspective promoted by the lecturers from different regions of the world,
  • the field visits of several UN Agencies, international humanitarian organisations and NGOs, located in Geneva

The blending of all these features will favour a vibrant, challenging and fruitful interactive learning atmosphere.

4 ECTS.

Tuition Fees: 2,000 CHF
Final Deadline: May 1st, 2017

Course Directors

Professor Philip Jaffe, University of Geneva
Dr h.c. Jean Zermatten, International Institute for the Rights of the Child

Programme Coordinator

Dr. Roberta Ruggiero, University of Geneva

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