Brno, Czech Republic

International Law and Human Rights

when 11 July 2021 - 31 July 2021
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 2200

In the judicial capital of the Czech Republic, students will attend classes on a range of subjects including European Union Law, Human Rights and Constitutional Law, as well as visit places such as the Ombudsman’s office, the Constitutional Court in Brno. To expand on this experience, students travel to Budapest, Prague and Vienna for site visits including, but not limited to, the Open Society Institute in Budapest, Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Prague and the United Nations office in Vienna.

This programme uniquely offers students to be taught by esteemed professors, and current members of the court.


Students will not only learn in the classroom, but also travel to Prague, Budapest, and Vienna visiting organizations that provide a depth of information.

Course leader

doc. JUDr. Mgr. Pavel Molek, Ph.D., LL.M.

Course aim

This programme is designed to teach students about international law from the European and Czech perspective.

At the end of the course students should be able to:

- Understand what the human rights are and how they are structured
- Key actors and instruments in the field of protection of human rights
- Limits and conflicts of some of the basic freedoms (e.g. of expression)
- What is the access to the legal help in the Czech Republic and in CEE region

Fee info

€500 discount for Masaryk University partner universities

- Transportation for the weekend trips (Prague, Vienna, Budapest)
- Accommodation in Brno and weekend trips
- Tuition for the summer school
- Academic trips (Hungarian parliament, Radio Free Europe, UN, etc.)
- Breakfast on weekend trips (at the hotel only)
- Opening and Closing receptions
- Culture activities around Brno

Students should budget an additional €400-1000 depending on their spending habits for food in Brno (breakfast, lunch, dinner), weekend trips (lunch and dinner) and fun "optional" activities in Brno, Prague, Vienna, and Budapest (the underground labyrinth in Brno, Budapest baths, bars, etc.)