Are you a Human Rights Litigator or activist with three years work experience? Are you interested in using international law to challenge abuses? Spend a week this summer with lawyers and experts from the Open Society Justice Initiative at the Central European University in Budapest.
The Open Society Justice Initiative and Central European University are inviting applicants for the 2016 Summer School in Human Rights Litigation, to be held in Budapest from July 11 to 15.
The summer school provides a unique opportunity for human rights professionals to build on their experience and to develop their skills to successfully bring cases to the regional human rights systems and the UN treaty bodies,and to use those cases to achieve practical change.
The course encourages participants to approach human rights litigation strategically, viewing litigating a human rights case as one step in the process of achieving social change. It includes modules that examine the steps involved in strategic litigation, such as case selection, client care, and forum choice.
Participants need not be practicing lawyers; however, they must have some experience in human rights litigation, and will ideally have three to six years’ experience in human rights practice.
Participants will be required to submit examples of cases and issues that they are or have been involved in.