Coimbra – Human Rights

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We give to you Summer ELSA Law School Coimbra, based on Human Rights. Following the long lasting Coimbra tradition in the study of law and the concern for nowadays Human Rights. This year, we want to give 50 lucky participants from all around the ELSA network a new experience.

At the oldest portuguese university (and one of the oldest ones in Europe), we will pass the knowledge on today's law questions on human rights, from the 21st century freedom of press, to the refugees crisis in Europe (and the world) and the upcoming extreme-right political parties.

We have prepared a programme for our guests, with activities from the cultural, social and academic points of view. Our speakers will be politicians, journalists, lawyers, law PhD's, guests from UNICEF, among others - specialists in the field. We're getting everything settled for the participants arrivals, including lots of the "city of students" traditions, surprise guests, fun activities that will explore their curious side, etc.

The participants will have to fly to Porto/Lisbon and then take a train/bus to Coimbra (they can and may reach out for help in this matter), so that they'll be ready at the opening, on july 21st, 9h00-11h00 am. On the arrival day, we'll meet them at the hostel, share a meal with everyone and give a brief introduction.

Maximum participation fees
ELSA Member from a non-favoured country - 350€
ELSA Member from a favoured country - 315€
Alumni/Member of a partner organisation - 350€
Non ELSA Member - 375€
Maximum extra fees
Gala Ball - 50€
Coimbra, Portugal
Serenata Hostel, Coimbra
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Academic Partner
University of Coimbra, Ius Gentium Conimbrigae
Academic Programme

The goal of the Summer ELSA Coimbra Law School is to provide the participants with all-around knowledge on Human Rights and their sociocultural evolution and impact enabling the participants to develop their understanding on the subject.

This year, we intend to focus at the present humans rights paradigm that we are currently living, giving also a perspective of what future could bring. Topics such as Brexit, Nationalisms, Populisms and Refugee migration politics will be explored by renouned academics and also journalism and politics experts. The Human Rights Summer Law is offering a range of sessions such as debats, presentations and even a small “mock” trial. By the end of the week-long preparation the participants will take part on that small “mock” trial/debate supervised and evaluated by a student debate association, with the intent of honing the attendee’s soft skills.

Apply here