UNICRI launches the first Summer School on Fundamental Rights

Fundamental Rights - The protection of Fundamental Rights in European Law.
The case law of the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights.

Rome, July 2009. Programme

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The first UNICRI Summer School on Fundamental Rights will take place in the University of Rome, Sapienza’s campus in Pomezia, from July 1st to July 7th, 2009. The course will be organized in cooperation with Ce.A.S. (Centre for Advanced Studies on Terrorism and Political Violence) and the Consorzio for the University of Pomezia. The first International Summer School on Fundamental Rights aims to provide students and young professionals with a comprehensive understanding and a detailed perspective on economic, legal and social aspects related to fundamental rights in the European Law.

Understanding the history and context of human rights protection in European Law is crucial when examining the effects of the Charter of Fundamental Right. Moreover, fundamental rights, which are considered an integral part of EU laws, can be used to debate the validity of EU legislation or the decision-making process of EU institutions. The Summer School aspires to enhance professional skills and knowledge related to these topics and to introduce best practices in this field.

The synergy between a UN agency, such as UNICRI, and the University of Rome - Sapienza offers a unique perspective on the essential topic of fundamental rights.

The Summer School will take place in the stimulating international environment of Pomezia, where UNICRI has its Office dedicated to advanced training, applied research as well as technical assistance and where the University of Rome – Sapienza has established its innovative University Campus, supplied with equipped classrooms, laboratories and sports facilities (e.g. swimming pool, football fields and tennis courts) which guarantee the opportunity of experiencing a highly innovative and integrative form of education. The International Summer School adopts a multidisciplinary approach and the programme will comprehend daily workshops, which will offer the possibility to interact with highly recognised international experts on the most up-to-date topics regarding the protection of fundamental rights in European Law. The scheduled lecturers will include magistrates, judges, international experts, university professors and officials from major European institutions such as the European Commission.

The programme will cover topics such as the European Treaties and EC regulations; the European Court of Justice and the EU Normative System of Fundamental Rights Protection; the European Convention on Human Rights; the European Court of Human Rights and the National Courts; the introduction of Minimum Standards on Fundamental Rights Protection in Criminal Trial; Social; Security Rights and Basic Income.

The workshop will be held at the University of Rome – Sapienza, at the “Campus Selva dei Pini” in Pomezia (close to Rome).
A limited number of scholarships are available.
Visits to Rome or to the seaside will be organised over the week-end.

Please download the Application Form here and send it by 3 June 2009 13.00 p.m. (GMT +1) to courses.pomezia

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