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Summer School - Human Rights in Theory and Practice, 1 - 7 September 2019, University of Leipzig, Germany

Publish Date: Jan 29, 2019

Deadline: Mar 31, 2019

Event Dates: from Sep 01, 2019 12:00 to Sep 07, 2019 12:00

Human Rights in Theory and Practice 


The Chair for European Law, Public International Law and Public Law is glad to announce that the University of Leipzig will host its first session of the International Summer School on Human Rights Protection under the ECHR in summer 2019. This Summer School combines the academic expertise of an alma mater which is both rich in tradition while at the same time being a modern, forwardthinking institution with its unique location in a vibrant city. It welcomes students and professionals from all over the world to analyse and discuss current developments and recent judicial decisions in order to impart a profound knowledge on the protection of human rights under the application of the European Convention on Human Rights. Particular focus will be put on procedural and practiceoriented questions.

The workshops will cover a wide range of topics, from Terrorism, Slavery, Children's Rights, War Crimes, Judicial Independence, the Freedom of Religion, Data Protection Rights, and "Push backs" at EU external borders. Please find all the courses in the schedule on the following pages. Last but not least, you’ll be able to explore one of Germany’s most beloved cities for students. It’s your turn to find out more about the fascination of this city while spending an unforgettable week by learning and living in it. We’re looking forward to welcoming you at Leipzig in summer!

Course Venue

Leipzig is a place where tradition rubs shoulders with zeitgeist. With a history going back over 1,000 years, this Saxon metropolis has earned more than a few claims to fame – as a city of music, of commerce, as the site of the Peaceful Revolution, as Little Paris, and the Venice of the North. Moreover, Leipzig is one of Germany's most popular cities among students – and has been for a long time. Leipzig University has enriched the intellectual and cultural life of the city of Leipzig for six centuries. Founded in 1409 it is the second oldest university in Germany with uninterrupted teaching and research programmes. Numerous personalities of worldwide renown such as Gotthold Ephraim Lessing and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe have taught or studied here, with important sources of inspiration for the development of the sciences repeatedly originating from Leipzig.

As the State University of Saxony, it has made an important contribution to the development of the region. The University has gained a national and international reputation thanks to its wide range of subjects and particular emphasis on the Humanities, Natural Sciences and Life Sciences. The Summer School courses will take place in one of the most outstanding buildings of the city: the Old Stock Exchange. It was built in the 17th century in early Baroque style to serve as a prestigious gathering-place for merchants. You’ll find it at the end of the Naschmarkt, a plaza right in the city centre.

List of Speakers

Mark E. Villiger, Edith Wagner, Beti Hohler, Robert Frau, HansJoachim Heintze, Noora Arajärvi, Noëlle Quénivet, Laura Pelucchini, David Hummel, Brice Dickson, Ilja Richard Pavone, Sofia Galani, Monica Cappelletti, Hanaa Hakiki, Helga MolbækSteensig, Alain Zysset, Antonietta Elia, Zane Ratniece, Veronika Bilkova, Kiriaki Topidi, Carlos Espaliú Berdud, Dominik Steiger, Helen Keller, Felix Hanschmann, Stefanie Lemke, Dirk Hanschel, Andreas Kulick, Valeria Eboli, Paula Gorzoni, Nikos Vogiatzis, Jacopo Roberti di Sarsina, Samantha Knights and many more.

Registration Procedure

1. Register by e-mail to

2. Upon mail registration you will receive a request for payment of the Summer School Fee (see below).

3. Registration is completed upon receipt of the Summer School Fee.

4. If Summer School registration is completed, an confirmation email will be sent to the email address used for registration. Early Bird Fee by payment until 31 st of March 2019 = 250,- Euro Regular Fee after 31 st of March 350,- Euro. Fee includes Welcome Dinner, Lunches and refreshments and course materials (Accommodations and Breakfast/Dinner excluded). The University of Leipzig provides child care facilities during the Summer School. Please let us know if you need it.

Summer School Office

Prof. Dr. Stephanie Schiedermair

Chair for European Union Law, Public International Law, Public Law

University of Leipzig – Faculty of Law

Burgstr. 21, 04109 Leipzig (Germany)

Tel. +49 (0) 341 9735213

Fax: +49 (0) 341 9735219

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

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