Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation

The Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation Summer School will take place from 4 July 2022 to 15 July 2022!

The Lucerne Academy for Human Rights Implementation is a worldwide 2-week programme of coursework and hands-on learning for law students and legal practitioners held in the heart of Europe at the University of Lucerne, Faculty of Law, in Switzerland, in partnership with several distinguished international law schools. It will be offered from 4 July 2022 to 15 July 2022 at the University of Lucerne.

This is a summer school with a distinctly global relevance. Given the realities of human rights implementation, the focus of the programme will be on the challenges and practical aspects of litigation and advocacy of human rights. Students will not only learn about the field of human rights, but about how to incorporate that knowledge into the actual work of defending human rights. Special focus will be placed on advocacy skills such as case assessment and oral argumentation.

Students will be given a choice of coursework on a variety of topics related to human rights on progressive and traditional issues under both the European Convention of Human Rights and the UN Conventions.

In addition, the summer school includes two excursions, one to the UN Headquarters (Geneva) and one to the European Court of Human Rights (Strasbourg). This is a summer school with a global focus established to create a dynamic and unique training programme in human rights. Participants can earn seven (7) ECTS credits for the successful completion of the courses and lunch seminars. All successful participants will be awarded Certificates of Completion.

If you are interested in participating please do not hesitate to contact Diana Graf.