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June 6 - 16, 2017 (2 weeks)

Course description

Geneva has long been one of the world’s capitals of international law and the headquarters of international institutions dedicated to human rights. This inspiring context naturally has led to one of the core strengths of the University of Geneva to be within the domain of international human rights laws and policies.

The Summer School ‘Children at the Heart of Human Rights’ is a unique opportunity for students and young professionals to engage with leading experts in a dynamic scientific interdisciplinary environment. It is the perfect academic and professional preparation experience 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 these issues with an interdisciplinary perspective and investigate different international legal instruments such as the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and other human rights treaties and standard-setting instruments. This programme is characterized by a deep dive into the following :

  • 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,
  • field visits to 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.

Equivalence of 4 ECTS

Please note: Changes to the draft program may be made at any time prior to the start of the course.

Tuition Fees

UNIGE students: 250 CHF

Others: 2,000 CHF

Faculty & Staff

The teaching staff is composed of enthusiastic outstanding scholars, teachers and experts from academic settings, international organizations such as the UNHCR, WHO, ILO, ICRC and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, Non-Governmental Organizations and Independent National Human Rights Institutions on Children’s Rights.

Moreover, the academic content and organization of the programme is supervised by the Centre for Children’s Rights Studies (CCR - UNIGE) in partnership with International Institute for the Rights of the Child (IDE), two leading institutions in the field of children's rights.

The Programme Director and Co-director along with the Programme Coordinator are responsible for the design of the study programme, its dynamic format and the group activities that will be carried out both in Geneva and Sion.

Academic Directors
 
Director of the Centre for Children’s Rights Studies (CCR - UNIGE) and Professor
Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences
University of Geneva
 
President of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child (2011 - 2013) and Director of the International Institute for the Rights of the Child, Sion
 
Programme Coordinator
 
Senior Research Associate, Centre for Children’s Rights Studies (CCR - UNIGE)
Coordinator of the Master of Advanced Studies in Children's Rights and scientific coordinator of the European Network of National Observatories on Childhood (ChildONEurope) (2008 - 2013).

 

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Schedule & Classes

The Programme Director and Co-director along with the Programme Coordinator are responsible for the design of the study programme, its dynamic format and the group activities that will be carried out both in Geneva and Sion.

2017 Schedule Children 1

2017 Schedule Children 2