Coimbra – Human Rights


SELS Coimbra on Human Rights will take place between the 19th and 26th of July in one of the oldest and most prestigious Faculties of Law in Europe: the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra. During this week participants will get the opportunity to immerse themselves in the knowledge of notorious speakers regarding Human Rights. Meanwhile, the social and cultural programmes plan to ensure unforgettable moments during the day and the night. 

Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 315€
Alumni of ELSA – 315€
Members of a partner organisation – 315€
Non-member - 350€
Maximum extra fees
Galla Ball - 50€
Coimbra, Portugal
Serenata Hostel and Sé Velha Hostel, Coimbra
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Academic Partner
University of Coimbra, Ius Gentium Human Rights Center
Academic Programme

Day 1: 

  • Opening Ceremony
  • Matilde Lavouras (Key Lecturer)
  • Pedro Caeiro (Penal Law topic in the context of Human Rights) 

Day 2: 

  • Suzana Dias (Free Speech and Self Determination)
  • Paulo Saragoça da Matta (Fundamental Rights – An invention difficult to spread) 

Day 4: 

  • Debate on Euthanasia
  • Joana Wrabetz (Human Traffic) 

Day 5: 

  • Marco Teixeira (Drugs and Crime)
  • José Miguel Júdice (Human Rights in the context on Internacional Investment Protection Arbitration) 
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