2018 summer school

The University of Geneva's Centre for Children's Rights Studies (CCR - UNIGE) and the International Institute for the Rights of the Child (IDE) have the great pleasure to announce the launch of the Summer School 2018 "Children at the heart of human rights". This training in English will take place at the University of Geneva from 18 June to 29 June, 2018. 

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.


An interesting Early Bird fee is offered for the upcoming Summer School. Please note that this special fee is valid for candidates who apply by 15 March 2018.

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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