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Summer Schools for Human Rights and Legal Studies — 2014


It seems it may be that time again, time to consider a great use of a week or two to acquire a higher level of expertise on a particular subject matter, meet and learn from experts in the field, and become acquainted with others from around the world who share your particular interest in a specific topic – summer school programmes.


Last year, I compiled and presented a list of programmes available in the summer of 2013, and it was so well received that I decided then that I would try to offer a yearly list for those searching for the right programme to compliment their interests and work.

Years ago, I attended a fantastic Summer School on International Criminal Law, offered by Leiden University, at the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies (the Hague). The small student body included a couple of university professors (whose work I still follow), practicing lawyers, and graduate students in law and related disciplines. The instructors included well-regarded leading scholars in the field of ICL, including William Schabas and Michael Scharf.

Here is the list of summer schools to consider for 2014.

Suggestions for additions to this list are welcome and appreciated. This will be updated as new information becomes available. Please also see last year’s list for ideas.

Also, please consider this winter school on Human Rights: (Now completed, but keep an eye out for a repeat next year.)

Thammasat University,
Bangkok, Thailand

17-22 November 2013

Continental Europe

Summer School on International Children’s Rights

Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies, Leiden University

Leiden and The Hague

7 – 11 July 2014

Summerschool on Health Law and Ethics

Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

1 – 11 July 2014

Human Rights Law (16 June – 27 June 2014) and European Union Law (30 June – 11 July 2014)

Academy of European Law (AEL)

Transitional Justice, Conflict and Human Rights


7 – 11 July 2014

Antonio Cassese Summer School

Summer School in International Relations

Human Rights and International Law — 7 – 11 July 2014

Global Health and International Relations — 14 – 18 2014

Geneva School of Diplomacy and International Relations

Geneva, Switzerland

Summer School in Comparative Conflict Studies

The Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS) at the Faculty of Media and Communications (FMK), Singidunum University

Faculty of Media and Communications in Belgrade

30 June 30 – 07  July 2014

Summer School on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management



23 June – 02 July 2014

Summer School on Human Rights Litigation

Central European University


21 -25 July 2014

UK and Ireland

The Human Rights Law Centre Summer School on the Rights of the Child

University of Nottingham

23 – 27 June 2014

International Human Rights Law

University of Oxford

13 July – 9 August 2014

International Criminal Court Summer School

Irish Centre for Human Rights
National University of Ireland, Galway

16 -20 June 2014

Human Rights Law Centre Summer School

University of Nottingham

(No information yet for 2014 schedule)

North America

Summer Peacebuilding Institute 2014

Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA

5 May – 13 June 2014




  1. Adam Moscoe says:

    Thanks Kirsten! This is extraordinarily helpful.

  2. Rebeca Rios Kohn says:

    Interesting list thanks for sharing it.

  3. antoniya says:

    Thank you so much! Even though I try to keep updated about such opportunities, I was not aware for couple of them. Thank you very much! Much helpfu indeed! 😉

  4. I am interested to join course

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