Leiden and The Hague, Netherlands

Frontiers of Children’s Rights

when 2 July 2018 - 6 July 2018
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 950

This school takes a close look at contemporary children’s rights issues such as juvenile justice, alternative care, protection and participation of children in (armed) conflict, emerging global issues and children's rights and digital technologies.

In this 6th edition, children's rights issued are explored from a legal perspective, accompanied by reflections from other academic disciplines, legal systems, local perceptions and realities. Leading academic and professional experts in the field of children’s rights, international law and other relevant disciplines offer inspiring and interactive lectures, seminars and excursions in and around Leiden Law School.

Course leader

Prof. Ton Liefaard, Professor of Children’s Rights (UNICEF Chair), Leiden University
Prof. Julia Sloth-Nielsen, Professor of Children’s Rights in the Developing World, Leiden University
Ms. Katrien Klep, Assistant Professor, Institute for Private Law, C

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 about children's rights issues. Participants also get to connect with participants from all over the world. It is 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 950: The fee includes access to the digital course materials, a certificate of participation, educational field trips, lunches and refreshments on course days, welcome drinks, a canal boat tour through the historic town of Leiden, and a farewell dinner at the beach.
EUR 800: We offer a special Early Bird fee of €800 to participants who register before 1 March 2018. Leiden University students, students from partner universities, and participants who have registered for another Grotius Centre summer school also pay a reduced fee of €800.


There is no scholarship available for this course.