JCU and UNICRI Present Summer School on Human Rights


John Cabot University and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute are pleased to announce the second edition of the Summer School on Human Rights.

The Summer 2013 course focuses on the achievements and failings of the human rights system in addressing social, political and economic inequalities specifically affecting women. During an intensive one-week course, students will be guided in examining critically how the human rights system engages with gender inequalities, assessing international policies and strategies and discussing the gender-based differential treatment that in practice exists in a variety of different areas.

The course thus offers an opportunity to deepen, from a gender-based perspective, the understanding of how human rights work and are being implemented in practice. Good and bad practices are also examined with a view to strengthen the capacity of the participants to promote public policies and strategies and become active actors of change.

The Summer School on Human Rights, which will take place at John Cabot University (Rome, Italy), couples more theoretical lectures with roundtable discussions, dynamic case studies, and practical exercises. The faculty is composed of prominent lawyers, judges, academics from John Cabot University and elsewhere, United Nations staff, and members and representatives of international human rights bodies.

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