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Summer School - Public International Law and International Human Rights Law, 26 June - 4 July 2017, Russian - Armenian University

Publish Date: Jun 01, 2017

Deadline: Jun 17, 2017

Event Dates: from Jun 26, 2017 12:00 to Jul 04, 2017 12:00



The Public International Law (PIL) and International Human Rights Law (IHRL) summer school will take place from 26 June to 4 July at the Russian-Armenian University (RAU). The summer course has become a good tradition owing to the strengthened cooperation between RAU, the UNHCR Representation in Armenia, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Delegation in Armenia, the Council of Europe (CoE) office in Yerevan, and “Mission Armenia” (MA) Social NGO.

The summer school aims at raising awareness of PIL and respective branches among future lawyers, as well as enhancing the efficiency of currently existing summer schools, moot courts or similar initiatives in the specific spheres of PIL, by ensuring a better entry-level knowledge of PIL among the participants.

The key objective of the summer school is to provide substantive knowledge on PIL and general knowledge of IHRL in an efficient manner.

The working language of the course is Armenian.

The students who will successfully complete the summer school will:

  1. Receive a certificate,
  2. Have an opportunity to participate in the selection process for engaging in the Refugee Law course (organized by the Yerevan State University with the support of UNHCR and MA), or International Humanitarian Law (organized by AUA with the support of the ICRC) for participation in which the knowledge in Public International Law is a prerequisite.

You are encouraged to explore and get more information about the specialized courses we offer.

In case of inquiries on the Refugee law course, please, contact: or

For more information about the summer school on International Humanitarian Law, please contact Iren Aloyan: email:;tel: +37410297415 (ext.107).

Who can apply?

We invite applicants among bachelor students who meet the following criteria:

  • Law students having completed their 1st year of studies, or
  • Students majoring in International Relations and Political Science, provided they have received at least 1 course on law and have otherwise relevant background or experience,
  • Good knowledge of English and Russian.

Applications from young specialists with minimum legal background who need basic knowledge of Public International Law in their everyday work will also be considered. 

When is the deadline to apply?

The deadline for applications is 23:00H, 17 June 2017. Selected candidates will be notified by 20 June 2017.

How do I apply?

Please send a motivation letter detailing why you wish to participate in the summer school, and your CV to the following

How much does it cost?

There is no tuition or other fee, the summer school is FREE OF CHARGE.

Note that at the end of this summer school, organizers of specialized courses will have short presentations providing a brief outline of the relevant courses (to make it easier for students to decide which courses appeal to them).

If you have any further question do not hesitate to contact our organizers:

Hasmik Hayrapetyan


Phone number: (+37410) 272132,(+37477) 294745

Who will the lecturers be for the PIL Summer Course?

The first day lectures of the IHRL course (26 June 2017) will be conducted by international experts, Ximena Londoño, invited by the ICRC and Andrey Esin, invited by the CoE (please read their brief biography below).

Ximena Londoño

Ximena Londoño, born in Colombia, is a lawyer who graduated from the Pontifical University Javeriana in Bogota, where she is admitted to Practice as Attorney. She holds a Master of Advanced Studies (LLM) in international humanitarian law from the Geneva Academy of IHL and Human Rights. 

Before joining the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), she worked as a legal adviser in the Ministry of National Defense of Colombia and as an adjunct lecturer on public international law at the Pontifical University Javeriana where she also instructed students preparing for the participation of the faculty team to the Charles Rousseau International Moot Court Competition.

She has worked as a legal adviser for the ICRC Advisory Service on International Humanitarian Law since 2013, where she provides technical and legal support on different issues related to national implementation of IHL and in particular on issues related to the protection of missing persons and their families, internally displaced persons and transitional justice among others.

Andrey Esin

Andrey Esin is a Project Manager in the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan. He graduated from the State University for Humanities in Moscow in 2005 and received LL.M. degree from the University of Münster (Westfälische Wilhelms- Universität) in Germany. Before taking up his current position, Andrey Esin worked as a senior lawyer at the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg and managed a Council of Europe project in Pristina. For several years he has judged Russian national rounds of Phillip Jessup Competition as well as several other moot courts.

The lectures of the second day of the IHRL training will be conducted by invited speaker - Natalia Voutova (Head of the Council of Europe Office in Yerevan).

Lectures of the PIL Summer Course will be conducted by invited national experts with rich experience and expertise in the field of PIL.

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