Dresden, Germany

The European Convention on Human Rights in Times of Crises

blended course
when 5 September 2021 - 10 September 2021
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 250

We are happy to invite you to the 2nd international
summer school "Human Rights in Theory and
Practice", which will take place in Dresden from
September 5th to 10th 2021. The summer school will
focus on the topic of “The European Convention on
Human Rights in Times of Crises” and will explore
various challenges and opportunities for the
European Human Rights System arising out of
situations of crisis. Themes such as emergency
situations, populism, migration, and the role of
economic, social, and cultural rights in the context of
crisis will be explored from an interdisciplinary
perspective. Once again, it will be one of the summer
school’s special ingredients that speakers will include
both academics as well as practitioners, offering the
unique opportunity to gain insights into current
theoretical discussions as well as the everyday
challenges of practicing law

Course leader

Prof. Dr. Dominik Steiger

Target group

The summer school is designed for advanced
students of law, political science, international
relations, and similar fields. Prior knowledge about
the European Human Rights System may be beneficial
but is not required.

Course aim

The course has a twofold aim: On the one hand, students will acquire in-depth knowledge about the European Convention on Human Rights and on the other hand, we will create a lively space for discussion for people from different disciplines and different regions around the world.

Fee info

EUR 250: The Early Bird Fee of 250 € is for everyone who registers before April 30th 2021.
EUR 350: The Regular Fee of 350 € is for everyone who registers after April 30th 2021.


The Summer School may provide Scholarships for
participants from abroad (subject to available
funding). If you are a participant from abroad and in
need of financial support for travelling or
accommodation, contact us: law-summerschool@tu-dresden.de