2016 ChildrenThe Summer School ‘Children at the Heart of Human Rights’, organized by the University of Geneve in the cooperation with the international Institute of the Rights of the Child, 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.

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