From June 20 to 25, 2011 IEP's undergraduates became participants of the Moscow Summer School on Human Rights, organized by a consortium of universities for a joint master’s program on human rights implemented by the RUDN, MGIMO (supported by the IEP) at the RSUH with Russian Federation. The school was held at the Faculty of Law of the RUDN University.
46 students from 8 countries took part in the Moscow School. Classes were held in Russian and English.
From the first day the program was full of lectures and practical exercises. On the first day, Mr. Dirk Hebecker, Senior Advisor on Human Rights under the UN in the Russian Federation, addressed the audience and opened the introductory lecture using the icebreaker methodology.
This approach immediately made it possible to unite the participants into a single team and preserve this spirit for the entire period of the Moscow Summer School.
In the format of interactive communication, classes were held with well-known foreign researchers in the field of human rights, such as John Cleary (San Diego State University, USA), Bryce Dickson (Director of the Center for Human Rights of the Royal University Law School in Belfast), Shane Darcy (Irish on Human Rights at the National University of Ireland) and Vinicius Almada Mozetić (President of the International University Center for Human Rights in Latin America).
Participants of the 2011 School had a unique opportunity to attend lectures on human rights of such professionals as GF. Kunadze (Deputy Head of the Office of the Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation), L.M. Alekseeva (Chairman of the Moscow Helsinki Group), who told the participants about what should be a human rights activist, SG Aivazov (Member of the Presidential Council for the Development of Civil Society and Human Rights, an expert on gender issues), Professor A.Kh. Abashidze.
Listeners had an opportunity to reestimate such issues as:
- the specifics of the European Court of Human Rights;
- protection of women's rights;
- the inter-American system for the protection of human rights and the work of the national human rights institution;
- International Criminal Court; the influence of the treaty bodies of the UN system in the protection of human rights;
-human rights and Latin America: social exclusion, poverty and child employment.
Especially for the participants of the Moscow Summer School 2011, a round table “Freedom of speech and assembly” was organized, which was held in the Museum and the public center named after A.D. Sakharov.
Summing up the Moscow Summer School on Human Rights 2011 ended with a solemn ceremony of awarding certificates.
And just a couple of days after the closing of the Moscow Summer School, IEP MGIMO masters within the framework of the joint Russian master program on human rights flew to Venice for an internship in the summer school on human rights at the Venice Academy of Human Rights, which began on July 1, 2011.
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Source: Institute of European Law / <a href="http://www.old.mgimo.ru
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