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Summer School on Migration and Human Rights, 11-15 July 2016

Application deadline: 28 June 2016

Summer School on Migration and Human Rights

11-15 July 2016

Application deadline: 28 June 2016

The world is currently experiencing an unprecedented level of migration. According to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs International Migration Report, approximately 244 million people reside outside their country of origin. This figure includes undocumented migrants. Irregular migration is facilitated by organized crime networks, which expose migrants to unsafe and inhumane conditions.

The phenomenon of migration and the many human rights issues that it raises will be the topic addressed by the fifth edition of the Summer School on Human Rights organized by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) in cooperation with John Cabot University. The Summer school will take place from the 11th to the 15th of July 2016 at John Cabot University in Rome.

The course is designed for university graduates in Law, Political Science, International Relations, Economics, Social Science and other relevant disciplines. It is also addressed to young professionals working in governmental institutions, local authorities, international and non- governmental organizations seeking to deepen their understanding of current human rights issues. Candidates must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Hold a three-year university degree issued by an internationally recognized university in one of the aforementioned areas.
  • Have a very good working knowledge of English.

Applications from students who expect to graduate at the end of the 2015 /2016 academic year will also be considered.

This five-day intensive summer school has been developed to provide participants with an analysis on human rights issues regarding global migration. The participants will benefit from the internationally recognised expert faculty and will have the opportunity to meet peers in order to build lasting professional relationships.

For more information on the Summer School please visit the Summer School Web Page