The Hague and Amsterdam, Netherlands

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in International Law

when 31 July 2017 - 4 August 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 900

This summer school offers a unique opportunity to learn from established academics from Leiden University, as well as from world-renowned practitioners who have been involved in test-cases that have helped to achieve international protection against homophobia and transphobia. The course also provides a platform to network with fellow students and practitioners from all over the world. And last but not least, this summer school allows you to discover two vibrant Dutch cities: The Hague and Amsterdam.

Course leader

Prof. Kees Waaldijk

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 two years of university education is required, as is some expertise in law, human rights and SOGI issues.

Course aim

The programme will focus on the emergence of SOGI 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 to achieve some international protection against homophobia and transphobia. Themes include: use of international law in SOGI activism and litigation, transgender identities in human rights law, global and reginal mechanisms, sexual and gender minorities in refugee law, and international criminal law and persecution of LGBT persons.

Fee info

EUR 900: The tuition fee for the 2017 session is €900.
EUR 750: We offer a special Early Bird fee of €750 to the participants who register before 1 May 2017. Leiden University students, students from partner universities, and participants who have registered for another Grotius Centre summer school also pay a reduced fee of €750.