Coimbra – Human Rights

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SELS Coimbra on Human Rights will take place in a city full of academic spirit, with an amazing and youthful night life and home to one of the most ancient universities in Europe. Being the theme "Human Rights", we would like for you to learn from specialists of these field about the most important topics and current issues of our world.

Our goal is to provide an unforgettable week, combining a very fulfilling academic program and social and cultural experience.

Participation fees
ELSA member favoured country - 315€
ELSA member non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA Alumni - 360€
Member of a partner organisation - 380€
Non-member - 380€
Extra fees
Gala-Ball - 50€
Two-way airport transfer - 15€
Coimbra, Portugal
University dorms, Coimbra
Number of participants
Date of arrival
Date of departure
Academic Partner
Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra
Ius Gentim Conimbrigae
Complexity of Academic Programme
Academic Programme

Day 1 (24/7)– Day of arrival

Day 2 (25/7)– 

Solemn Opening

  • Introduction to Human Rights
  • European Human Rights Protection
  • European Court of Human Rights- case law

 Day 3 (26/7)

  • Armed Conflicts and the protection of human rights
  • The challenges/threats to international peace and the major trends in conflict
  • Armed conflict- The protection of international humanitarian law
  • International Humanitarian Law in Practice
  • International Politics and Conflict Management 

Day 4 (27/7)

  • Gender and sexual orientation and protection of women
  • Obstetric Violence as a violation of Human Rights
  • To be confirmed

Day 6 (29/7)

  • Democracy and digital Human rights
  • Democracy and Human Rights
  • Digital Human Rights- Al era
  • Fake News- Brazil and USA cases
  • The situation of refugees
  • Environment and Sustainable Development 

Day 7 (30/7)

  • Business and Human Rights
  • Introduction to Human Rights and Business 
  • Due of diligence and corporate criminal liability: times of change 
  • Due dilligence and corporate criminal liability: times of change?
  • Corporate Responsibility and Private International Law: A Portuguese Perspective 
  • Case Law Analysis


Covid-19 Requirements
This Summer ELSA Law School is only accessible to:
  • Fully vaccinated without booster participants
  • Fully vaccinated with booster participants

  • You will need to hold one of those proofs in order to participate in this Summer ELSA Law School.
    Apply here