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Al-Haq International Law Summer School Program 2020

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Al-Haq International Law Summer School program 2020

June 1st - June 14th 2020

Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law is pleased to announce its Sixth International Law Summer School for professionals, legal researchers, post-graduates and academics in the fields of international law and human rights. The summer school program runs for two weeks and is based in Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) during the period of 1st -14th June 2020. Please click the link for more information on the course.

The summer school aims to assist professionals in developing a coherent understanding of the legal and human rights situation in the OPT while closely studying the application of international law in the OPT. The summer school offers lectures by human rights professionals, civil society organizations and human rights groups on key human rights issues and trends of violations witnessed in the OPT.

The International Law Summer School is a highly interactive program in which all participants are encouraged to be fully engaged. The training methods include lectures, group exercises and field visits. The working language of the summer school is English. All participants will receive an electronic file of reading materials ahead of the program.

Al-Haq’s summer school is a unique opportunity for internationals interested in the Palestinian context, the history and the future of the OPT and includes field visits to a diverse number of communities, giving participants the chance to see and hear firsthand accounts of violations committed by different state and non-state actors, including corporations. .

Al-Haq[1] is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Ramallah, OPT. Established in 1979, Al-Haq’s mission is to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The organization monitors and documents violations of human rights, conducts legal research; human rights education; prepares reports, studies and interventions against the violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in the OPT; and undertakes advocacy before local, regional and international bodies.

For more information about the Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law and the International Law Summer School, watch our introductory video here.

The fourteen-day summer school will include sessions on various topics, including:

  • Al-Haq’s mandate and working methods;
  • Historical overview of the Palestinian struggle;
  • International human rights framework applicable in the OPT;
  • International humanitarian framework applicable in the OPT;
  • Business and Human Rights in the OPT;
  • Current human rights situation and developments in the OPT;
  • International accountability mechanisms;
  • Engagement with numerous local and international human rights organizations through on-location visits and sessions hosted by representatives of relevant organizations;
  • Field visits to affected communities include; Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Haifa, 1948 depopulated villages, occupied Syrian Golan, Nazareth and the Jordan Valley.
  • Each year we design unique programs covering the main trends in violations, and political and legal updates from the field.

The international law summer school is open to post-graduate students of law and related fields, legal scholars, human rights defenders and researchers.

The program covers the costs of accommodation[2], and includes breakfast, lunch and transportation for the entire period of the summer school; including pick-up and drop- off from and to the airport.

Participants must cover the costs of their own flight tickets and any additional expenses needed for dinner and expenses outside the scope of the program, in addition to a program fee in the amount of 400 USD (paid cash upon arrival) to support some of the expenses of the program. Special consideration will be made for accepted participants who can’t cover the tuition fees.

Attendees who complete the duration of the International Law Summer School will be granted a certificate of completion.

The summer school can only accommodate a limited number of participants. Applicants will be contacted when the selection process has been concluded. We advise citizens of countries needing a visa to apply sooner in order for them to have enough time to apply, should they be selected.

For more information, please contact: ilcenter@alhaq.org.

Interested candidates should send their CV, including nationality and a brief cover letter to: ilcenter@alhaq.org by 27 of April 2020 –for those applicants not needing visa - and by 26 of March 2020 – for those applicants needing visa.

Accepted participants will need to fly into the country on May 31st and leave after June 14th. Any additional time spent in the country beyond the days of the program, must be covered by participants themselves.

[1] Al-Haq has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is the West Bank affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists - Geneva, and is a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), the World Organization against Torture (OMCT), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Habitat International Coalition (HIC), and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO).

[2] All participants will be accommodated in rooms for 2 people.

Información sobre tarifas

400 USD- Special consideration will be made for accepted participants who can’t cover the tuition fees. Participants must cover the costs of their own flight tickets and any additional expenses needed for dinner and expenses outside the scope of the program.

Cómo registrarse

Interested candidates should send their CV, including nationality and a brief cover letter to: ilcenter@alhaq.org by 27 of April 2020 –for those applicants not needing visa - and by 26 of March 2020 – for those applicants needing visa.