SUMMER SCHOOL ON PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW AND
INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS LAW
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.
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 e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
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, 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 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.