Open Society/CEU Summer School in Human Rights Litigation 2017

Open Society/CEU Summer School in Human Rights Litigation 2017

Deadline: February 14, 2017

The Open Society Justice Initiative and Central European University invite applicants for the 2017 Summer School in Human Rights Litigation, to be held in Budapest from July 10 – 14, 2017. The summer school provides a unique opportunity for human rights professionals to build on their experience and to develop their skills to successfully bring cases to the regional human rights systems and the UN treaty bodies, and to use those cases to achieve practical change.

The curriculum will combine presentations, case studies, exercises, and discussion groups with preparatory work and further reading to ensure full maximum benefit for those attending the course. Participants will be invited to provide information on cases they are working on and those concrete examples will help shape discussion.


  • Bursaries towards tuition fees and expenses, including travel, are available where the need can be demonstrated.


  • Participants need not be practicing lawyers; however, they must have some experience in human rights litigation, and will ideally have three to six years’ experience in human rights practice;
  • Participants will be required to submit examples of cases and issues that they are or have been involved in;
  • Instruction will be in English.

For more information and application, visit Summer School in Human Rights Litigation.