Leiden and The Hague, Netherlands

Frontiers of Children's Rights

when 3 July 2017 - 7 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 900

Frontiers of Children’s Rights provides a comprehensive children’s rights course, which takes a close look at
contemporary children’s rights issues from a legal perspective accompanied by reflections from other academic
disciplines, legal systems, local perceptions and realities. The summer school, held at the beautiful premises
of Leiden Observatory and Campus The Hague, offers inspiring and interactive lectures and seminars by
leading academics and professional experts in the field of children’s rights and international law.

Themes include

• Children in the justice system
• Alternative care: protection of the family and the child
• Emerging global issues: whose responsibility?
• Protection and participation of children in (armed) conflict
• Children’s rights and digital technologies

Special Features

• Seminar on the role of NGO’s with UNICEF & Defence for Children International
• Excursion to a youth detention centre
• Excursion to the International Criminal Court in The Hague

Course leader

Prof. Ton Liefaard, Professor of Children’s Rights (UNICEF Chair) at Leiden Law School
Prof. Julia Sloth-Nielsen, Professor of Children’s Rights in the Developing World at Leiden Law School

Target group

This summer school is aimed at law students (who have completed at least three years of their degree), young graduates and professionals with a background in law. Applicants with a background in other relevant disciplines that are relevant to the theme of the summer school will be considered as well.

Course aim

Frontiers of Children's Rights enables participants to learn everything about topical children's rights issues and connect with participants from all over the world. An enriching experience for professionals and advanced students who work on children's rights on a daily basis.

Credits info

The students in this course 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 900: The fee includes excursions, lunches and refreshments on course days, welcome drinks, a canal boat tour through the historic town of Leiden and a farewell banquet at the beach.
EUR 750: We offer a special Early Bird fee of €750 to the participants who register before 1 April 2017.
Leiden University students, students from partner universities, and participants who have registered for another Grotius Centre summer school pay a reduced fee of €750.


There are no scholarships available for this course