TRAINING: International Summer School on Human Rights

Posted on 13 February 2008. Filed under: Announcements, Eastern Europe and Central Asia, Education and Training Opportunities, Human Rights, Opportunities | Tags: , , , , , , |

The Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights is organizing its 19th International Summer School on Human Rights. The School will be held in Warsaw-Miedzeszyn, Poland, between 21 and 28 June 2008.

The application deadline is February 20, 2008.

The School is intended for human rights activists, university teachers and representatives of the institutions from all levels of public administration dealing with human rights issues from Central, Eastern European and CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries.

This school is open only to those who have not previously participated in previous Helsinki Foundation Summer or Winter Schools. The program is open to university graduates or last-year university students. The program combines lectures and workshops on the historical and philosophical background of human rights, domestic and international systems of human rights protection as well as applicability of rights of primary importance. The primary languages used in the program will be English and Russian.

The school will offer placements to 65 students. For 35 of these students, the program will be free of charge, including travel expenses and room and board. However, the other 30 students will need to cover their own expenses.

If interested in this program, please go to the website about this program at

More detail about the program and how you can apply is provided at the above web site.

We Can Do learned about this program via the Disabled People International (DPI) electronic newsletter. Some of the text in this post is taken from the Helsinki Foundation web site.

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