Peace, Security, and Human Rights Study Tour to UK

London, UK: 8th January – 12th January 2018
Register before 31st November 2017
Early Bird ends 31st October 2017

  • Learn about peace, security, and human rights law in the heart of London
  • Visit and tour world-renowned institutions:
    • the UK Supreme Court;
    • the UK Parliament;
    • the Royal Courts of Justice.
  • Network with human rights and other lawyers from White & Case (London)
  • Places limited to 20 students

Course Overview
This course aims at merging theory and practice in teaching peace and human rights to students based outside the UK. It takes an international approach while basing this knowledge in the environment of UK and applicable EU law, of most benefit to Commonwealth and common law systems but also to civil law systems developing their human rights and rule of law systems post-conflict. 
The course also includes a face-to-face networking opportunity with the global law firm White & Case, where students will have the chance to ask their own questions, learn more about practicing human rights law, and learn about how law and politics often intertwine. The course offers students the chance to live the experience of law, see first-hand how the UK courts operate, and return to their studies enriched by this experiential learning.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a critical awareness and systematic knowledge of the fundamentals of International Human Rights Law and the mechanisms for its protection through the UN and regional systems.
  2. Describe and analyse a variety of constitutional protections, their importance, and distinction from domestic law.
  3. Explore and understand the nexus between UK law, the common law system, and the export of rule of law standards.
  4. Analyse and exhibit an understanding of fundamental human rights and civil liberties for all, tying this to current political and legal developments in students’ countries of origin.

Modules

  1. An Intro to UN and Regional Human Rights Mechanisms
  2. Grave Breaches of Human Rights
  3. Refugee and Migrant Law 
  4. Peace and Conflict Studies
  5. Ethnic and Sexual Minority Rights
  6. Freedom of Expression and Protest
  7. Comparative Constitutional Protections
  8. Addressing Human Rights Issues in Asia

Mode of Instruction and Evaluation
The course will be delivered through the use of three activities:

  • Lectures;
  • Interactive Class Discussion; and
  • Individual and Group Student Presentations.

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. Students will be expected to actively participate in discussions and complete all assigned readings prior to and during the course.

Certificate of Completion
Official certificates of completion are subject to a minimum 100% attendance rate and satisfactory completion of the group presentations.

 

Draft Programme

Monday 8th January

8:30 – 9:00 Arrival and registration
9:00 – 9:15 Opening remarks, introductions, and course outline
9:15 – 11:15 An Intro to UN and Regional Human Rights Mechanisms
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:30 Grave Breaches of Human Rights and Accountability
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Guided Tour of UK Supreme Court

Tuesday 9th January

9:15 – 11:15 Refugee and Migrant Law
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:30 Peace and Conflict Studies
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Afternoon Reception with White & Case lawyers

Wednesday 9th January

9:15 – 11:15 Ethnic and Sexual Minority Rights
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:30 Freedom of Expression and Protest
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Guided Tour of Royal Courts of Justice

Thursday 11th January

9:15 – 11:15 Comparative Constitutional Protections I
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:30 Comparative Constitutional Protections II
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
14:30 – 16:30 Group work: Addressing Human Rights Issues in Asia

Friday 12th January

9:15 – 11:15 Group Presentations and discussion
11:15 – 11:30 Break
11:30 – 13:00 Group Presentations and discussion
13:00 – 13:30 Certificate Presentation Ceremony and closing
13:30 – 14:30 Lunch
15:00 – 17:00 Guided Tour of Houses of Parliament
20:00 Group Leaving Dinner

Included:

  • All course materials
  • Meals: Lunch (8th – 12th January)
  • Dinner (12th January)
  • Official Certificate of Completion
  • Entry and tour fees to the UK Supreme Court, Royal Courts of Justice, and Parliament

Excluded:

  • Accommodation (available separately)
  • Flights/transport to UK
  • All other meals
  • Visa fees

Costs:
Early Bird Rate (before 31st October 2017)                      GBP £700
Standard Rate                                                                        GBP £900

Costs are payable in full at the point of registration via bank transfer.

For more information, any questions, and to book your place, please contact admin@csips.org.