25 July 2011

Summer School on Fundamental Rights - 2011 The protection of Fundamental Rights in European and International Systems 29 September - 5 October 2011

The third edition of the Summer School on Fundamental Rights will take place at the University Campus of Pomezia "Selva dei Pini", Pomezia (Rome), from 29 September to 5 October 2011. The course is organised by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute, UNICRI, in cooperation with the Centre for Advanced Studies on Terrorism and Political Violence (Ce.A.S.) and the University Campus of Pomezia.

The International Summer School on Fundamental Rights aims to provide students and young professionals with a comprehensive understanding and detailed perspective on legal, economic and social aspects related to fundamental rights in European and International Laws.

Understanding the history and the context of the protection of human rights within the European and International Systems is crucial when examining the effects of Fundamental Rights Charters. Moreover, fundamental rights, which are considered an integral part of EU Laws and UN System, can be used to challenge the validity of International legislation or the actions of EU and UN Institutions. The Summer School aspires to enhance the knowledge about these topics and to introduce the best practices in this field.

The International Summer School adopts a multidisciplinary approach and the programme includes daily workshops that will offer participants the possibility to interact with highly recognised international experts on the most up-to-date topics regarding the protection of fundamental rights in European and International Laws.

The core faculty is composed of judges, university professors and officers from European and United Nations Institutions.

The programme will cover issues such as the actual debate on the United Nations Human Rights System; the evolution of Human Rights; the European Court of Human Rights and National and International Courts; the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and the Fundamental Rights in the International Space of Freedom, Security and Justice; as well as Freedom of Expression in EU and UN Systems, Worker Rights and Economic and Social Rights.

The Summer School will take place in the international and stimulating environment of the University Campus of Pomezia, which is supplied with equipped classrooms, laboratories and sports facilities (e.g. swimming pool, football fields and tennis courts).

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