Aarhus – Human Rights Law


SELS Aarhus on Human Rights Law will take place from July 2-9, 2023. We welcome our participants to Jutland's cultural heart, Aarhus, which is also Denmark's second-largest city and an exuberant university town.

The week will be filled with lectures held by experts in the field, and will cover different aspects of Human Rights Law. The lectures include a general introduction to the topic, but also real-life cases that the experts have worked with from their respective professional perspectives. This will give you an insight into the opportunities available to you after graduation and how you can integrate human rights law into your future professional life! In addition to the lectures, the Summer ELSA Law School will also consist of workshops where you will put your acquired knowledge into practice through problem solving in smaller groups and discussions. Since Aarhus is known as the European Capital of Culture in 2017, we want the students to experience some of the culture, but most of all we want them to feel comfortable with each other. Therefore, we have organised some team building activities for the students to get to know each other. These activities will take place both on campus and off campus, so students will get to see not only the sights on campus, but also the surrounding towns and parks.
We hope that the prospect of an enriching academic programme as well as an exciting social programme will make your experience at our SELS one you won't forget.

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Participation fees
ELSA member favoured country - 335€
ELSA member non-favoured country - 375€
ELSA Alumni - 395€
Member of a partner organisation - 400€
Non-member - 415€
Extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Two-way airport transfer - 30€
Aarhus, Denmark
Danhostel Aarhus City, Aarhus
Number of participants
Date of arrival
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Academic Partner
Faculty of Law at Aarhus University
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Academic Programme

Our main academic partner Aarhus University will be providing the location of our SELS and the academic programme will start with a general introductory lecture about “Human Rights Law”. The rest of the week will be filled with interesting lectures covering different aspects of Human Rights Law, held by experts ranging from lawyers to an Amnesty International representative. We will also put what we learn to practice, through workshops that will give the participants an opportunity to discuss, reflect and interact with what has been taught at the lecture.

Here is the draft academic programme of our SELS:

  • Sunday 
    • None (arrival)
  • Monday
    • Introductory lecture on “Human Rights Law” at Aarhus University
    • Lecture at Aarhus University on The European Convention on Human Rights
  • Tuesday
    • Lecture at Aarhus University on The European Convention on Human Rights
    • Workshop concerning the topic of the lecture
  • Wednesday
    • Lecture at Aarhus University on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights
    • Workshop concerning the topic of the lecture
    • Law Firm visit
  • Thursday
    • Lecture at Aarhus University about Human Rights by Amnesty International representative
    • Workshop concerning the topic of the lecture
  • Friday
    • Lecture at Aarhus University on cases from the European Court of Human Rights and the European Court of Justice
    • Workshop concerning the topic of the lecture
  • Saturday
    • None
  • Sunday 
    • None (departure)
Covid-19 Requirements
This Summer ELSA Law School is accessible without any COVID-19 requirements.
If the government imposes stricter requirements, those will have to be adhered to.
Apply here