Netherlands, The Hague and Amsterdam

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Law: Human Rights and Beyond

when 24 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1150

This summer school focuses on the emergence of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI) and intersex issues in different areas of international law, such as human rights law, refugee law and international criminal law. Special attention will be given to important test-cases that have helped achieve some international protection against homophobia and transphobia.

The fourth edition of this Summer School will take place from 29 July to 7 August 2019. Please note that these dates are tentative only. They will be confirmed soon.

The programme focuses on the emergence of SOGI and intersex issues in different areas of international law. The first week focuses on human rights issues while the second part goes beyond this field and explores topics such as refugee law and international criminal law. Some lectures will focus specifically on sexual orientation, on gender identity/expression, or on sex characteristics, while other sessions will focus on specific regions (including Africa, Middle East, the Caribbean and Asia). Special attention will be given to important test-cases that have helped to achieve some international protection against homophobia and transphobia. Themes include: global and regional human rights mechanisms, sexual and gender minorities in refugee law, protection for women and LGBTIs in international law. The programme for the 2019 edition will be made public soon.

Course leader

Kees Waaldijk (academic coordinator of this summer school), Professor of Comparative Sexual Orientation Law, Leiden University

Target group

Legal and other professionals in governmental and non-governmental organisations, as well as advanced students are invited to apply. Completion of at least one year of university education is required, as is some knowledge of law, human rights and SOGI issues.

Credits info

The participants will receive a certificate of participation after completion of the programme.
Furthermore, we can issue a statement regarding the amount of ECTS credits we would assign to this course, based on the number of hours in class, preparation time and assignments, keeping in mind that 1 ECTS equals 28 hours of study. Your university can then evaluate this course and decide whether they will indeed award ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 1150: The fee includes access to course materials, a certificate of participation, an information briefing at the International Criminal Court, lunches and refreshments on class days, a course dinner and a drinks reception.
EUR 1000: We offer a special early bird fee of €1000 to the participants who register before 1 February 2019 (payment due by 1 March 2019). Leiden University students, students from partner universities, and participants who have registered for at least another Grotius Centre summer school in 2019 also pay a reduced fee of €1000.

Scholarships

Unfortunately, there are no scholarships available for this course.

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